EPSRC Quantum Technologies Career Acceleration Fellowships

Closing Date: –

Funding to enable early career researchers in quantum technologies to develop their careers and become world-leading researchers.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is launching the Quantum Technologies Career Acceleration Fellowships to enable early career researchers (ECRs) to accelerate their careers to become world-leading researchers

Fellows supported through this opportunity will go on to champion a vibrant and networked UK research community and support innovation activities needed for growth in this sector. Fellowships will be three to five years in duration and will deliver an outcome with a significant impact on the Quantum Technologies landscape in the UK.

Applications must:

  • Deliver an outcome with a significant impact on on the QT landscape in the UK.
  • Be predominantly addressing research and innovation challenges within Quantum Technologies. This is a broad research area and includes the spectrum of quantum computing, sensing, timing, imaging and communications, engineering, and underpinning science.
  • Include a career development work package.
  • Include networking activities to support and grow the UK quantum technologies community.

Fellows should seek to build strong relationships and collaborations with stakeholders in the UK and internationally. The flexibility of the awards will also provide opportunity to build connections to industry and end-users thereby reducing the gap between research and commercialisation.

Applicants could consider applying if they:

  • Consider themselves, based on evidence, an ECR.
  • Have started formulating their own research ideas that will deliver a high-quality programme of ambitious, novel, and creative research.
  • Can demonstrate a clear career development plan, that will provide them with the skills to successfully deliver their research proposal and transition to become a world-leading independent researcher.
  • Have a framework of an industry engagement plan to take their QT research closer to commercialisation.
  • Are committed to being an advocate for EPSRC and the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme (NQTP).
  • Are motivated to implement good practice in creating an inclusive research environment.

Full details of the opportunity will be made available when it launches in February 2024.

Funding body Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Maximum value Discretionary
Reference ID S25895
Category Science and Technology
Biotechnology and Biology
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Fund or call Fund