QuantERA 2021

Since 2016, the ERA-NET QuantERA has supported research collaboration in Europe in information technologies and quantum communication (Q-ICST). Following the launch of QuantERA II, a new call for CoFund projects is published this year.

This year, the funding scheme QuantERA (European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) CoFund programme in the field of quantum technologies) supports projects in the following two subject areas:

  • Quantum phenomena and resources
  • Applied quantum science

Researchers can submit pre-proposals from 12 March until 13 May 2021. In July 2021, applicants whose pre-proposals were selected will be invited to submit their full proposals until 15 September.

In the context of QuantERA II, international consortia composed of researchers from at least three of the twenty-eight following countries may submit a proposal: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.To contribute to the growth and propagation of scientific excellence in the European Union, the consortiums are encouraged to include researchers from enlargement countries (italicised).

An international panel will evaluate the pre-proposals and proposals scientifically. Each partner in a consortium is supported by a research promotion agency from his or her country or region. Applicants from Switzerland must be eligible for the SNSF scheme "Project Funding" and are strongly encouraged to contact us in case it is their first submission to the SNSF.

Along with the QuantERA application, you need to submit an administrative application to the SNSF via mySNF (under Programmes/ERA-NET/pre-proposal or Programmes/ERA-NET).

In the last call for proposals in 2019, QuantERA funded twelve projects; two of those included a partner in Switzerland.

Transnational research

QuantERA is a consortium consisting of 38 funding agencies from over 30 countries in Europe and beyond. It was established in 2016 to support excellent multidisciplinary research in the area of quantum technologies that might eventually lead to technological breakthroughs. The QuantERA consortium is itself funded by the European Union under the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme.