Because evolution is unitary.
Unitary Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit helping create a quantum technology ecosystem that benefits the most people.
Read the results of the 2022 Quantum Open Source Software Survey.
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 (1) mitiq, an open source compiler for error-mitigated quantum programming, and (2) metriq, an open community platform for sharing quantum tech benchmarks.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
SupportersLearn more about our corporate membership program.
- Core Member: IBM
- Supporting Members: Agnostiq, AWS, Cisco, DoraHacks, Pasqal, Quandela, Qyber
- Other Supporters: Alphabet X (formerly Google X), Atom Computing, Boston Consulting Group, Microsoft, Cambridge Quantum Computing, IQT Labs, Rigetti, Zapata Computing, QCWare, quantumcomputing.com, QuEra, Riverlane, Xanadu, Strangeworks, PLOS, Steve Willis & NYC Quantum Meetup, EeroQ, Q-CTRL John Hering, Jeff Cordova, Nima Alidoust, Travis Humble, George Umbrarescu, Greg Ramsay, Peter Johnson, Guillaume Verdon, Rishi Sreedhar, Travis L. Scholten, Amir Ebrahimi, Christophe Jurczak, Will Zeng
“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
Thanks to the
for helping source and review applications and mentor grant winners!
Amira Abbas, Shahnawaz Ahmed, Tomas Babej, Ntwali Bashige, Amy Brown, Stephen DiAdamo, Mark Fingerhuth, Cassandra Granade, Josh Izaac, Sarah Kaiser, Nathan Killoran, Peter Karalekas, Ryan LaRose, Roger Luo, Alex McCaskey, Travis L. Scholten, Dylan Sim, Michał Stęchły, Christa Zoufal.
Unitary Fund TeamBen Castanon, Andrea Mari, Frances Poblete, Vincent Russo, Nathan Shammah, Nate Stemen, Daniel Strano, Misty Wahl, & Will Zeng.