The Quantum Delta NL visitor programme is designed to support the exchange of people, ideas and knowledge in the field of quantum technology within the domains of science, education, market and society. The visitor programme has the ambition to strengthen our ecosystem and appeal of Quantum Delta NL. The programme is open to applications across the breadth of the Quantum Delta NL programme – science, education and Industry.
Open call for requests
Through its visitor programme Quantum Delta NL supports sabbaticals, exchange visits, and workshops and (summer) schools. The overall intention is to facilitate the exchange of ideas for quantum science and development. Sabbatical stays with a duration of 1-6 months are eligible for support, both for in-going visits (QDNL sites hosting a sabbatical guest) and for out-going visits, where a person on a – junior or senior – permanent position in the QDNL ecosystem spends a sabbatical with a host institution abroad. We also support exchange visits for PhD students, postdocs and companies/SME’s/investors within the network of QDNL. A third form of support concerns workshops or (Summer) schools in the field quantum science, development, and education
Terms & Conditions
- Applications can be done by knowledge institutions, companies, civil society organisations and schools.
- Companies and civil society organisations can apply jointly with a knowledge institution, but this is not a prerequisite.
- The QDNL allowance is a contribution to the total costs of your activity.
- Sustainable travel should be promoted.
- For every request a mandatory concise final report should be submitted at the end of the visit/school/workshop.
- The QDNL visitors committee will assess proposals.
What can be applied for?
Sabbatical (max. 6 months)
For sabbatical visits of key figures from the international quantum technology field, the Quantum Delta program makes available a standard budget of 5000 Euros per month (excluding one-time travel allowance). The allocated budget is a contribution to the costs incurred by the applicant and can be used for travel and accommodation expenses.
The visitor is expected to contribute to knowledge exchange in the field of quantum information technology in general, and at least one of the catalyst (CAT) programs and Lines of Action (AL) of the Quantum Delta NL programme in particular. Possible activities include seminars, lecture series, instruction of specialized equipment, etc. These activities are be described in the application form and in a concise final report at the end of the sabbatical, that will serve as the basis for a QDNL newsletter item
It is also possible to request a contribution for a sabbatical at a foreign knowledge institution or company for applicants with a (permanent) appointment in the Netherlands. Such a contribution will be granted in the form of co-financing, i.e. in addition to funds from the own employer and the receiving party. As a guideline, a maximum of €2,500 per month applies.
Exchange visits (max. 6 months)
This action facilitates the exchange of people between the Quantum Delta NL and foreign organisations. universities and institutes, in both directions. It is intended e.g. for PhD students or postdocs for a research visit, or for companies/SME’s/investors to visit one or more of the QDNL hubs. It is not intended for conference or workshop attendance. The goal of your visit should be connected to the QDNL goals and ambitions or research that is in line with the National Agenda Quantum Technology. The maximum length of a visit is 6 months and the standard monthly budget is 1200 euros (excluding one-time travel allowance). The allocated budget is a contribution to the costs incurred by the organisation and can be used for travel and accommodation expenses. A short (research) plan at the start of the visit and a concise final report that will serve as the basis for a QDNL newsletter item are part of the application/completion.
For the organization of Workshops and Schools (often these are Summer Schools), funding can be requested based on a proposed program and budget estimate. Quantum Delta NL contributes a maximum of 50% of the total costs with a maximum of €10,000. The funding is for facilitation purposes only. The Schools and Workshops are expected to contribute to network development and specialist training aimed at young researchers and developers in the quantum technology field. A concise final report of the Workshop/School that will serve as the basis for a QDNL newsletter item is part of the completion.