NSERC Quantum Strategy Grants

Following the announcement regarding the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) participation in the implementation of the National Quantum Strategy (NQS), we are pleased to announce that NSERC’s full suite of funding opportunities aiming to advance the NQS is now available.

The NQS will amplify Canada’s significant strength in quantum research and science; grow national quantum-ready technologies, manufacturing and talent; and solidify Canada’s global leadership in this fast-growing field.

NSERC plays an important role in the NQS by supporting the advancement of Canada’s research, innovation and talent development in quantum science and technology. In addition to the Alliance International Quantum grants and CREATE grants announced on March 15, 2022, the following Alliance funding opportunities are now open and accepting applications through initial calls for proposals:

  • Alliance Quantum grants will reinforce, coordinate and scale up Canada’s domestic research capabilities in quantum science and technology through partnerships with organizations in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors.


  • Alliance Consortia Quantum grants will develop large-scale domestic research collaborations and enable improved synergy across Canada’s regional quantum research and innovation hubs, federal laboratories and other centres and stakeholders. These grants will enable a strengthened national quantum research and innovation community that is connected to industry applications and government needs.

Information Webinars

English sessions

Webinar No. ME1: May 24, 2022; 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)

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Webinar No. ME2: June 3, 2022: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

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French sessions

Webinar No. MF1: May 27, 2022; 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

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Webinar No. MF2: June 1, 2022: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

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