NSERC Alliance Quantum Grants

Quantum science is the study, manipulation and control of systems at the atomic and subatomic level. Quantum technologies are at the leading edge of science and innovation, both in Canada and worldwide. They will support the growth and transformation of key sectors, enable new economic opportunities and help advance a range of benefits for society. Canada is a leader in quantum research, and Canadian scientists are well positioned to capitalize on these opportunities. 

Alliance Quantum grants will reinforce, coordinate and scale up Canada's domestic research capabilities in quantum science and technology through partnerships between university researchers and organizations from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. This funding opportunity will be delivered through various calls for proposals, of which Strengthening Canada's quantum research and innovation capacity is the first.

Your proposal may address any challenges in quantum science, but its thrust must aim to advance one or more of the NQS missions through the development of any of the following areas of quantum technologies:

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

Please note that Quantum Algorithms Institute is interested in being partner on the NSERC Alliance Quantum Grant and are interested in partnering on regular NSERC Alliance Grant projects. Applicants may reach out to Elisa Ferreira (elisa.ferreira@bcqai.ca) for more information and assistance. Applications are also encouraged to review the eligibility requirements for non-profit organizations located here: https://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Innovate-Innover/alliance-alliance/role_of_partner_organizations-role_des_organismes_partenaires_eng.asp#roleofpartner


If you are a Canadian university researcher who is eligible to receive NSERC funds, you can apply on your own or as a team with co-applicants who are also eligible academic researchers.


$50,000 to $500,000 per year


1 to 5 years 



Upcoming Deadlines

October 31, 2023October 31, 2023 Verified Date
October 26, 2023 Oct. 26, 2023 October 26, 2023 16:00:00 October 26, 2023 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: NSERC Alliance Quantum Grants Through Canada's National Quantum Strategy, NSERC has introduced a new Alliance Quantum Grant program to address the following areas: quantum algorithms, quantum communications, quantum computing and materials, and quantum sensing. Grant support ranges from $50,000 to $500,000 per year for a duration of up to 5 years. NSERC will provide 100% of the eligible costs of research. NSERC will continue to accept applications until October 31, 2023. Please click on the link for more information. .