Quantum outreach

The Google Quantum AI team is dedicated to growing our support for and collaboration with the quantum community through closer partnerships with universities, sponsoring research, and providing quantum hardware access.

University Relations programs

Google actively collaborates with both students and faculty from universities worldwide to foster engagement, learning, and a healthy research ecosystem. The Quantum AI team participates in several of these programs each year to extend our team’s capabilities and invest in innovative quantum computing research while diversifying our team.

For students


Our interns work alongside our team and help us tackle critical problems in quantum computing research. Many of our interns even join the team post-internship to continue their work. We typically look for students with backgrounds in physics, mathematics, or computer science, but due to the interdisciplinary nature of our team, we know that quality team members can come from almost anywhere. We encourage any motivated student pursuing a career in science to apply.

PhD Fellowship Program

The PhD Fellowship Program was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields. Fellowships support promising PhD candidates of all backgrounds who seek to influence the future of technology.

For faculty and postdocs

Research Scholar Program

The Research Scholar program provides unrestricted gifts to support quantum computing research at institutions around the world, and is focused on funding world-class research conducted by early-career faculty.

Visiting Researcher Program

Visiting faculty and researchers work on impactful projects across our hardware, software, and algorithm development. In doing so, Google's world-class computing infrastructure is utilized to explore new projects at industrial scale, helping universities to be well-equipped to train the next generation of computer scientists to do long-term research.

exploreCSR awards

The exploreCSR awards aim to increase historically underrepresented students in the field of computing research. The awards support universities to design and host research-focused workshops during the academic year that expose students from underrepresented groups to computing research methodologies, career pathways, and exploratory problems.

Quantum initiatives

Breakthroughs in Quantum are made possible by joint collaborations, and the Quantum AI team is committed to supporting world class research to push the industry forward. We provide funding for research groups working on quantum hardware and algorithm development, and we host programs, conferences, and workshops to foster collaboration and the sharing of innovative ideas.

Quantum Research Awards

Google is committed to supporting world class research in quantum computing. Through this award program, our team was able to fund and actively collaborate on research into quantum algorithms and applications for Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) processors.

Google’s Quantum Symposium

The annual Google Quantum Symposium facilitates an exchange of ideas among faculty, students, industry experts, government employees, and Google researchers working to accelerate the development of algorithms, applications, and tools for Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) processors.