The QuantERA ERA-NET Cofund is currently the leading European network of Research Funding Organisations financing research projects in Quantum Technologies (QT). QuantERA has managed to efficiently pool, coordinate and mobilise national and regional resources in order to fund ambitious research and innovation in the QT domain.

QuantERA II Consortium is composed of 38 Research Funding Organisations from 30 countries, showing a considerable growth in the programme participation since 2016. The Consortium aims to stimulate and intensify QT research and innovation at the European level, through a framework for funding excellent transnational collaborative projects, recognising and rewarding outstanding research ideas in the field of QT.

With the budget of €40 M, including co-funding from the European Commission, QuantERA II will ensure sustainable development of QT by supporting international research projects and, more broadly, coordinating national and regional programmes for funding research in this competitive field.

Official website of QuantERA: www.quantera.eu


QuantERA Call 2021 – Pre-Announcement

We are pleased to inform that the QuantERA consortium will soon announce the 3rd Call for Proposals in the field of Quantum Technologies. The total Call budget amounts to EUR 40 M and includes EUR 15 M of co-funding from the European Commission.

Information about the call:



  • Quantum Phenomena and Resources
  • Applied Quantum Science

Thematic scope of proposals should include one or more of the following areas:

  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum simulation
  • Quantum computation
  • Quantum information sciences
  • Quantum metrology sensing and imaging


Project team

Composed of at least three Principal Investigators, i.e. partners, eligible to receive funding from the QuantERA Research Funding Organisations from three or more different countries participating in the call.


Project duration

24 or 36 months


Tentative timeline

  • Official Call announcement and launch of the submission system: March 2021
  • Deadline for pre-proposal submission: May 13th, 2021
  • Notification of accepted pre-proposals: July 2021
  • Deadline for full proposals submission: September 15th, 2021
  • Notification of accepted proposals: December 2021
  • Start date for funded projects: early 2022


Countries participating in the Call

Austria (FWF, FFG)Hungary (NKFIH) Portugal (FCT)
Belgium (F.R.S.-FNRS, FWO)Ireland (SFI)Romania (UEFISCDI)
Bulgaria (BNSF)Israel (Innovation Auth)Slovakia (SAS)
Croatia (HRZZ)Italy (CNR, MUR, INFN)Slovenia (MIZS)
Czech Republic (MEYS, TA CR)Latvia (VIAA)Spain (AEI) 
Denmark (IFD)Lithuania (RCL)Sweden (VR)
Estonia (ETAg)Luxembourg (FNRS)Switzerland (SNSF)
Finland (AKA)Malta (MFIN)Turkey (TUBITAK)
France (ANR)Norway (RCN) 
Germany (DFG, BMBF/VDI-TZ)Poland (NCBR, NCN) 


More information about the call can be found here: https://quantera.eu/

The national/regional eligibility criteria will be defined by each participating funding agency.

Please note that this announcement is for information purposes only. It does not create any obligation for the QuantERA consortium nor for any of the participating funding organisations. The official Call Announcement, to be published later, shall prevail.


In order to facilitate the process of forming research consortia, we offer applicants a partner search tool available here: https://ncn.gov.pl/partners/quantera/. This tool can be used by projects looking for partners and partners looking for projects.



  • Call Secretariat Leader:

French National Research Agency (ANR)

Sergueï Fedortchenko, Ph.D.


  • Coordinator:

National Science Centre (NCN)

Programme Office