Unitary Fund

Because evolution is unitary.

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

We do two main things:

  • We run a microgrant program. We 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 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 2020 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.



Unitary Fund is sponsored by:
IBM, Alphabet X (formerly Google X), Microsoft, Cambridge Quantum Computing, Rigetti, Xanadu, Boston Consulting Group, IQM, Zapata Computing, QCWare, quantumcomputing.com, Strangeworks, PLOS, Steve Willis & NYC Quantum Meetup, EeroQ, John Hering, Jeff Cordova, Nima Alidoust, Travis Humble, Will Zeng

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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


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

Alex McCaskey, Amy Brown, Chris Granade, Christa Zoufal, Josh Izaac, 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, Peter Karalekas, Daniel Strano, Vincent Russo, & Will Zeng.

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