Open call

12 March - 19 May 2021

Research project grant for international collaboration on quantum technologies (QuantERA)

The purpose of the grant is to support international collaboration in quantum technology. Sweden, via the Swedish Research Council, is one of the 28 countries taking part in the QuantERA call.

Support form: Project support

Subject area: Natural and Engineering Sciences

Focus:QuantERA: Quantum technology
The Swedish Research Council will only support projects under the topic: “Quantum Phenomena and Resources”.

Applicant: Individual researcher who participates as 1 of maximum 2 Swedish project leaders in a consortium with partners from at least 3 participating countries. Only researchers at an administrating organisation approved by the Swedish Research Council may apply

Grant period: 3 years

Grant amount:
Minimum 1 200 000 SEK (approximately 119 000 EUR) per Swedish applicant in a project.
Maximum total of 4 500 000 SEK (approximately 447 000 EUR) per project for Swedish participation.

Start of grant period: January 2022

Call deadline:
Outline application: For the consortium application to QuantERA: 13 May 2021 (17.00/5 pm)
For the Swedish project leader’s application in Prisma: 19 May 2021 (14.00/2 pm)
Full application: For the consortium application to QuantERA: 15 September 2021 (17.00/5 pm)
For the Swedish project leader’s application in Prisma: 22 September 2021 (14.00/2 pm)

Publication of grant award: No later than the beginning of December 2021

Please note:

  • If you are participating as a Swedish applicant/partner in an international consortium, you must submit a parallel application to the Swedish Research Council. This is a national eligibility requirement that must be fulfilled before we can approve your participation in the consortium application.
  • You access the application form in Prisma via a link under the heading "Application procedure" in this call text.
  • You have to notify the national contact person at the Swedish Research Council of your intention to participate in the call.
  • You will need to have a data management planopens in new window for data generated within the research we award funds for. You must not send the plan to us, but according to our general grant terms and conditions, your administrating organisation must confirm that a data management plan will be in place when you start your project or equivalent, and also that the plan will be maintained.

Specific instructions for the call

In addition to reading the call text, you also need to consult our Guide for applicants.