Unitary Fund

Because evolution is unitary.

Unitary Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit helping create a quantum technology ecosystem that benefits the most people.

We are hiring for a chief of staff to join our team. Apply here.

We do three main things:

  • We run a microgrant program to fund explorers across the world to work on quantum technologies. Do you have an idea for a project? Apply for a microgrant. See our FAQ and previous grants.
  • We do our own research to help the ecosystem as a whole. For example, we are developing mitiq, an open source compiler for error-mitigated quantum programming.
  • We host an open source quantum tech community that runs hackathons and events on our Discord. 📅 Calendar

We give $4k cash grants to quantum tech projects. Projects could be open source quantum software, educational materials and workshops, a new quantum sensor prototype, or much more.

Our program is designed to be as simple as possible. No organizational affiliation required. Just a short form and a two minute video.

For more information or to check on your application email info@unitary.fund.

Through our partners, we offer free credits to run on Rigetti's Quantum Cloud Services and priority-tier access to IBMQ's publicly available devices.

Read our 2021 Annual Report and see what we got up to last year.

Unitary Fund is built to help the quantum industry, in a small way, to cross the chasm. We started as a small microgrant program for open source quantum software projects.



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“I imagine that years from now, some of the biggest contributors in quantum computing will have come through the Unitary Fund program. The grants provide avenues for creative, motivated folks to meaningfully contribute to this new industry. Awardees are using the program to launch their careers in quantum computing, landing jobs at Zapata and elsewhere.”

—Peter Johnson, Co-Founder, Zapata Computing

“Our support of the Unitary Fund enables continued growth of the quantum computing ecosystem. It is an opportunity to connect with and help quantum developers from a diverse range of skill sets and backgrounds.”

— Travis L. Scholten, IBM Quantum

Advisors

Thanks to the Advisory Board for helping source and review applications!

Alex McCaskey, Amira Abbas, Amy Brown, Cassandra Granade, Christa Zoufal, Josh Izaac, Stephen DiAdamo, Mark Fingerhuth, Michał Stęchły, Nathan Killoran, Ntwali Bashige, Peter Karalekas, Roger Luo, Shahnawaz Ahmed, Hannah Sim, Tomas Babej, Travis L. Scholten

Unitary Fund Team

Sarah Kaiser, Ryan LaRose, Andrea Mari, Nathan Shammah, Daniel Strano, Vincent Russo, Misty Wahl, Nate Stemen, Alowina Yap, Frances Poblete, & Will Zeng.
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