The new ESQ Discovery Project Call is open from 1 December 2020 until 31 January 2021!
Goal of the Discovery Programme
ESQ supports new ideas, innovative research and high-risk projects, before they are sufficiently grown and competitive to succeed in established European or national funding schemes. Since DISCOVERY aims at innovation, it accepts the chance of failure if the risk is balanced by the expected gain. DISCOVERY does not support workshops. It expects that you come with an existing idea and require seed funds to implement it.
Funding: amount and duration
Who is eligible to apply?
A committee (SAC) of renowned international experts with high reputation in quantum science and technology will select all Discovery applications. In 2021 the SAC's members are/ were:
What costs can be covered?
Within the budget limit, the money is not bound to any special cost category and flexible, if it is used for the goals described in the project. Personnel, equipment, consumables, travel costs, software can be paid from it. Note, however, that all equipment will stay with the host institution when the contract of the candidate terminates.
How to apply?
Submit a single 5-page PDF proposal, 12 point, single line, Arial or Calibri containing
Proposals should contain all relevant information, but not exceed the length requirements by more than 20%!
Additionaly, please also let us have your CV and publication list: this is for Postdocs only, for ESQ members this information is already available.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801110.
ESQ has received funding from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF).