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November 19th 2017

QuantERA answers the growing need for collaborative endeavours and common funding scheme in the field of quantum technology research, which due to its highly interdisciplinary nature cannot be confined to an individual institution or state. Through coordination of national and regional research funding programmes, QuantERA avoids the problem of fragmentation of national efforts, encouraging transnational collaborations and leveraging Europe’s competitive advantage in the field of quantum technology.

QuantERA 2017 call
The formal pre-announcement of the QuantERA 2017 call can be found the upper right-hand corner of this page. The pre-announcement contains information, subject to changes, about the topics of the call, the participating funding organisations, the eligibility criteria and the evaluation procedure. A form for the pre-proposal is also included. These can be submitted once the call officially opens in January 2017.

The call will be evaluated in two steps with a pre-proposal followed by a full proposal. The deadline for the pre-proposal is 15 March 2017. Selected pre-proposals will be notified by the end of May 2017. The deadline for the full proposals will be at the end of June 2017.

More details about the application procedure, the exact timeline and additional criteria from FOM/NWO will be announced together with the official opening of the call in January 2017.

Researchers are encouraged to start discussing possible projects with prospective partners. On 16 February a partner networking event will be organised on Malta, details will follow.

More about QuantERA
QuantERA is a network of 31 agencies from 26 countries, coordinated by the National Science Centre, Poland. With a maximum budget of over 35 million euros, including co-funding from the European Commission, QuantERA supports international research projects in the field of Quantum Technologies. FOM/NWO takes part in the QuantERA ERA-NET COFUND aimed at Quantum Information and Communication Sciences.

More information
More information can be found on the website of QuantERA.

Michiel van den Hout, (030) 600 12 17