Government of Canada has announced new investments in support of National Quantum Strategy
(FinanceYahoo) The Government of Canada is committed to helping shape the future of quantum technology by supporting Canada’s quantum sector and establishing leadership in this emerging and transformative domain.
Recently, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, is announcing an investment of $137.9 million through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) grants and Alliance grants. These grants are an important next step in advancing the National Quantum Strategy and will reinforce Canada’s research strengths in quantum science while also helping to develop a talent pipeline to support the growth of a strong quantum community.
These new investments will build on close to $384 million in funding that NSERC has provided for quantum research at Canadian post-secondary institutions over the last 10 years.
Accepting applications as of March 15, 2022:
CREATE ($5.4 million) will support efforts to develop, attract and retain top quantum talent in Canada. Funding is now available through the annual CREATE competition. NSERC will fund at least three CREATE grants in quantum science and technology.
Accepting applications as of April 1, 2022:
Alliance International Quantum grants ($29.7 million) will provide support for researchers in Canada to work with international researchers in the academic sector to establish and grow international research collaborations and projects in quantum science and technology.
Accepting applications in spring 2022:
Alliance Quantum grants ($62.4 million) will reinforce, coordinate and scale up Canada’s domestic research capabilities in quantum science and technology through partnerships with organizations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
Alliance Consortia Quantum grants ($40.4 million) will develop large-scale 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.
As part of broader Government of Canada efforts to advance the development of the National Quantum Strategy, NSERC will continue to engage with federal partners and other members of Canada’s quantum community to amplify Canada’s considerable strength in quantum research; support quantum-ready technologies, companies and talent; and secure Canada’s leadership in this fast-growing field.