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NSERC Alliance International Collaboration Quantum Grants

Opportunity Name Alliance International Collaboration Quantum Grants
AgencyNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Value$30,000 to $300,000/year
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration3 years 
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 up until January 31, 2024 

To provide support for researchers in Canada to establish and grow international research collaborations that will strengthen research excellence in Canada and abroad, and further develop Canadian research strengths and leadership in quantum science and technology. 

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 a primary applicant, an active NSERC peer-reviewed grant at the time of application. For this call, you are limited to one application as either applicant or co-applicant. This limit applies to Alliance International Collaboration Quantum grants and does not count against application limits for other Alliance International grants or calls. 
  • Alliance International Collaboration Quantum grants are intended to fund joint international projects that have been peer-reviewed and awarded by the national funding agency of the international academic collaborator(s). If the international project has been awarded a four- or five-year grant, it must be made clear in the international proposal, that the Canadian team will only be involved for up to the first three years. 
  • For this international collaborative call, collaborators and organizations from outside academia are not permitted. 

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