QuantERA - ERA-Net in Quantum Sciences and Technologies: Call pre-announcement

In January 2017, QuantERA will launch a joint transnational call for research proposals in Quantum Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies.

QuantERA is a consortium of national/regional research funding organisations supporting research in Quantum Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies (Q-ICST). QuantERA is itself supported by the European Union's Future and Emerging Technologies scheme (FET).

Researchers are encouraged to start discussing possible projects with prospective partners. A Partner Search Tool is available on the QuantERA website, and a networking event is planned for 16 February 2017 in Malta.

Call 2017 Key Facts & Figures
Thematic scopeQuantum Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies (Q-ICST): Quantum communication, Quantum simulation, Quantum computation, Quantum information sciences, Quantum metrology sensing and imaging, novel ideas and applications in quantum science and technologies
Maximum call budgetEUR 37 million
International consortiumThe project consortia must have a minimum of 3 partners requesting funding in at least 3 of the following countries: AT, BE, BG, CH, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GR, HU, IE, IL, IT, LV, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SK, SE, SI, TR, UK
​Standard consortium sizeThree to six partners
Tentative timeline
  • January 2017: Call publication
  • 15 March 2017: Deadline for pre-proposal submission
  • Early May 2017: Notification of accepted pre-proposals, invitation to submit a full proposal
  • 30 June 2017: Deadline for full proposal submission
  • October 2017: Notification of accepted proposals
  • Early 2018: Start of accepted projects
​EvaluationPre- and full proposals are evaluated based on the criteria of excellence, impact, and quality and efficiency of the implementation
National/Regional eligibility for fundingEach partner must fulfil the conditions of the national/regional research funding organisation (will be outlined in the Call Announcement annex)