EPSRC Funding to Host an International Summer School in Quantum Technologies

Closing Date: 27/09/2022

Funding for academics to run one to two week summer schools for students from the UK and Canada and/or the US on the subject of quantum technologies.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has launched this opportunity to enable UK academics to host a summer school for PhD students in the field of quantum technologies. The summer school should connect with institutions in, and invite PhD students from, the UK, as well as Canada and/or the US.

The proportion of US or Canadian students at the school should be approximately within the range of 30%-50%. The fund is designed to facilitate international engagement and collaboration between the UK, the US and Canada. It is hoped that this will encourage further future summer schools to be hosted in each of these countries, forming long-term research partnerships in quantum technologies between the UK and North America.

Quantum technologies are those that involve the creation, control and manipulation of sensitive and fragile quantum effects within single systems. Although many current and future technologies are described by quantum theory, the focus of this opportunity is on expanding capabilities focused on the direct exploitation of quantum phenomena, such as superposition or entanglement. This includes:

  • Quantum computing and simulation.
  • Quantum sensing and timing.
  • Quantum imaging.
  • Quantum communication.
  • Quantum components.

Proposals must be at least 50% within the remit of the EPSRC quantum technologies theme.

The summer school must run for one to two weeks in 2023.

Funding body Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Maximum value £100,000
Reference ID S24116
Category Science and Technology
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Fund or call Fund