Funding Opportunuties

Research and leadership role in quantum software and algorithms

This strategic package award will allow the successful candidate to undertake an ambitious programme of research in quantum software and algorithms focusing on their applications.

As part of the strategic package, you will spend a minimum of 30% full-time equivalent (FTE) on secondment to the NQCC in the role of Chief Scientist.

In total, 50 to 100% FTE time can be requested through this funding opportunity.

As Chief Scientist, the successful applicant will use current research results to steer and advise on areas of high potential for the NQCC and contributions to the wider UK quantum computing landscape.

Closing date:

To find out more and apply, read here.

Closed opportunities

Cross-Cluster Proof of Concept Grant & Highlight Call on Quantum Computing

Since 2017, STFC and partners have invested over £1.2m across 80 Proof of Concept projects, supporting early-stage innovations and leveraging over £1m in matched funding.

The 2021 Call

The National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) is sponsoring a Highlight Call on Quantum Computing, delivered in partnership with the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC). This Highlight Call is part of a wider Cross-cluster Proof of Concept (POC) Grant call, which aims to promote engagement across organisations in the Space, EnergyTec, HealthTec, and Digital Tech clusters associated with the Harwell Science and Innovation and Sci-Tech Daresbury campuses.

The Highlight Call on Quantum Computing call aims to stimulate industry engagement, and interactions with the NQCC, as well as organisations associated with the clusters.

We are funding short proof-of-concept projects on quantum computing that are business-led. For this Highlight Call, companies that are not currently associated with one of the established clusters, and particularly those that wish to engage directly with the NQCC, can apply.

Read about the 2021 winning projects here.


Quantum Technology Career Development Fellowships

The NQCC is sponsoring a number of awards through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, EPSRC’s call on Quantum Technology Career Development Fellowships. We are looking to support talented postdoctoral researchers, who have the potential to lead their own research programs and develop their research profiles within quantum computing. The funding is available for between three and five years.

Read about the winning projects here.