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NSERC Alliance International Catalyst Quantum Grants

Opportunity NameAlliance International Catalyst Quantum Grants
AgencyNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
ValueUp to $25,000
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration1 year
Application due to FSc RO at for full review10 business days before agency submission
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review5 business days before agency submission
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review2 business days before agency submission, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency Applications will be accepted at any time until Sunday, March 31, 2024 

To support Canadian academic researchers in initiating and developing research collaborations with international researchers from the academic sector in the areas of quantum science and quantum technologies.  

Proposals must focus on any of the following areas of quantum technologies: 

  • quantum algorithms/encryption, including post-quantum cryptography 
  • quantum communications 
  • quantum computing 
  • quantum materials 
  • quantum sensing 

Collaborations that synergistically couple any of these quantum technology thrusts to other research topics in the natural sciences and engineering would be accepted. Proposals that do not address one or more of the NQS missions may be removed from consideration. 


You and any Canadian co-applicants must hold, as primary applicant, an active NSERC peer-reviewed grant at the time of application. You are limited to one application within a 12-month period as either applicant or co-applicant. This limit applies to Alliance International Catalyst Quantum grants and does not count against application limits for other Alliance International grants or calls. 

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at