Research project grant for international collaboration on quantum technologies (QuantERA)
This grant aims to support international collaboration within quantum technology. Sweden, via the Swedish Research Council, is one of the 24 countries taking part in the Quantera call, which rewards research of the highest scientific quality in international competition.
Research project support
Natural and Engineering Sciences
Quantera: Quantum technology
Individual researcher who is part of a consortium consisting of at least 3 individuals from 3 different participating countries. Only researchers at an administrating organisation approved by the Swedish Research Council may apply.
Minimum 400 000 SEK per year including indirect costs.
Publication of grant award
No later than the beginning of November 2019Start of grant period
The application to the Quantera consortium call shall be submitted by the research consortium’s international coordinator.
As project leader representing a Swedish partner in the research consortium, you must submit a corresponding application via the Swedish Research Council’s application system Prisma in parallel with the international coordinator submitting the consortium application.
The applicant for the research project grant must be a participant in a Quantera consortium, with at least 3 partners from at least 3 participating countries. You can see full eligibility requirements for the composition of the consortium in the call text on Quantera's website You will be the project leader and have scientific responsibility for the Swedish part of the project, and your level of activity in the project must be no less than 20 per cent of a full-time equivalent. You must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or a corresponding foreign degree, awarded no later than the deadline for this call. The degree award date we use is the date you fulfilled all the criteria for a doctoral degree, such as mandatory courses, oral defence and an approved doctoral thesis. For applicants with Swedish doctoral degrees, the award date listed in Ladok applies.
Grants from the Swedish Research Council shall be administered by a Swedish university or HEI or another Swedish public organisation that fulfils our criteria for administrating organisation. To apply, your organisation must therefore be approved as an administrating organisation. Please note therefore that Swedish researchers working for a company, for example, cannot be funded and may therefore not submit an application to the Swedish Research Council, even if they are part of a consortium application.
If you are awarded a grant, you must be employed by the administrating organisation at the start of and throughout the grant period and any additional availability period, unless the Swedish Research Council approves an exception. The employment must equal at least 20 per cent of a full-time equivalent. You do not have to be employed by the administrating organisation at the time of applying.
Costs and grant amounts
Grants may be applied for to finance all types of project-related costs, such as salaries (including your own salary, however no more than corresponding to your activity level in the project), premises, operating costs (such as consumables, travel including stays at research facilities, publication costs and minor equipment), plus depreciation. Grants may not be used for scholarships. If a doctoral student participates, project funds may not be paid out as salary for the period when the doctoral student is teaching.
The minimum amount for Swedish participation in a consortium that you may apply for is 400 000 SEK per year.
You may apply for a grant to cover 3 years, starting from January 2020. The first payment will be made no earlier than December 2019.
You as the Swedish partner and project leader in a Quantera consortium must also register in parallel a corresponding application electronically in Prisma, which is the Swedish Research Council’s application system. Please note that for practical reasons, the parallel call in Prisma for you as the Swedish partner will close a few days later than in Quantera’s application system.
You create your application in Prisma by filling in the text fields, uploading information from your personal account, and attaching the appendices requested.
To enable you to apply, your organisation must have been approved as an administrating organisation and have created an organisation account in Prisma.
For most items in Prisma, there is a user manual describing all the steps, as well as answers to FAQ. Please refer to these when filling in your application.
What must the application contain?
Foreign experts are involved in the scientific assessment of the applications within Quantera. To ensure fair and equitable assessment and efficient processing, please therefore complete your application in English.
Sections of the application
The application form in Prisma contains the following tabs:
- Descriptive information
- Research description
- Administrating organisation
- Participants (only administrators in this call)
Descriptions of the information requested under each tab follow below. Mandatory information is marked with an asterisk (*) in Prisma.
Under this tab, please fill in the project title in Swedish and English, and select SCB codes and key words. Please also fill in the abstract and popular science description as instructed below.
The abstract shall include a brief description of:
- what is to be done: purpose and aim
- how the research will be carried out: project organisation, time plan and the scientific methods to be used
- what is important about the planned research
Under this tab, please describe any ethical considerations, and attach the consortium’s joint application and any other appendices requested.
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