IQST Programmes

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IQST strives to fulfil its mission through a series of coordi­nated programmes, in research, inter­na­tion­al­i­sa­tion and network­ing, and outreach and communication.

Highlighting programme

Content, objective and scope

The IQST highlight­ing programme connects IQST to other leaders in quantum science, and adver­tise quantum science and technolo­gies as a whole. The IQST keynote lectures are given by renowned and world-leading researchers in the field and are open to every­one, includ­ing the general public.

Residing programme

Content, objective and scope

The IQST resid­ing programme invites science writers, editors and journal­ists at the IQST insti­tutes to shine light on quantum science from new angles. The scien­tists, in turn, learn from the writers about the challenges of getting science attrac­tively in the media.

Boosting programme

Start compact blue-sky projects

We support projects in which the funding can be flexi­bly used over two years to test a specific question quickly. The programme is open to the entire IQST commu­nity and specif­i­cally aiming at early-career fellows. The projects should be aligned with one of IQST’s tracks.

Connecting programme

Foster academic exchange and establish links

We support PhD and postdoc second­ments to other leading acade­mic quantum insti­tu­tions and global players in quantum indus­try world­wide, cover­ing travel and accom­mo­da­tion for up to three months.

Visiting programme

Invite external researchers 

The IQST visitor fellow­ship covers costs for travel and accom­mo­da­tion during guest stays for one to three months at IQST insti­tutes. The funds are intended to estab­lish and strengthen collab­o­ra­tions and cooper­a­tive research with partic­u­lar relevance to the IQST community.

Networking programme

Establish new connections and networks within IQST

Plant seeds for new future research direc­tions. Network­ing within IQST is facil­i­tated through the IQST open-topic workshops, IQST collo­quium talks by exter­nal researchers, IQST network­ing events, and related activities.