QuCoLiMa Starting Grant

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The Collaborative Research Centre Transregio TRR 306 QuCoLiMa – Quantum Cooperativity of Light and Matter is launching a call for the QuCoLiMa Starting Grant to support the most talented young scientists working in the field of quantum cooperativity of light and matter. The grant is endowed with 150,000 EUR and serves as a seed for the preparation of a project proposal in the continuation proposal of the TRR 306 QuCoLiMa.

Besides the financial support, the successful candidate will join the TRR 306 QuCoLiMa as a full member. The TRR 306 is engaged in a large variety of activities in the context of quantum cooperativity of light and matter and runs an integrated Research Training Group for the graduate students involved.

The grant must be used for the specific research needs of the grant recipient (personal, equipment, consumables). Funds will be available immediately after a positive decision and must be spent completely by December 2024. Only proposals with a strong link to quantum cooperativity of light and matter will be considered.

How to apply

In order to apply, candidates are requested to send a research proposal in electronic form to trr306office@fau.de by May 5, 2023. The evaluation will be overseen by the QuCoLiMa Steering Committee and will be based on assessments by external referees. A decision will be made by June 2023.

Guidelines for proposals

Your application should include:

  • Scientific proposal (max. 5 pages), with an abstract (2000 characters)
  • CV (max. 2 pages)
  • Track-record (max. 2 pages):
    • Publications as main author in major international peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary scientific journals and/or leading international peer-reviewed journals, peer-reviewed conference proceedings and/or monographs
    • Invited presentations to peer-reviewed, internationally established conferences and/or international advanced schools
    • Awards, scholarships and granted research projects (as PI or Co-PI)

Who we are

The TRR 306 QuCoLiMa is a collaborative research centre of the universities

  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU),
  • Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (JGU), and
  • Universität des Saarlandes Saarbrücken (UdS).

We explore the distinctive traits of quantum cooperativity within a large variety of quantum platforms at the intersection of quantum optics and condensed matter. We aim at understanding what is the interplay of quantum interference and entanglement in the collective response of many-body quantum systems interacting with light. Our research is funded by the DFG – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation).