Applications for financial assistance must be completed on the appropriate form available at the FRQNT Web site. Text file attachments must be sent with the form. The completed form is then transmitted electronically to the Fonds by the proper university authority. Since forms are transmitted electronically, the instructions regarding e-transactions must be followed.
Important note: From now on, the Fonds is using the new Canadian Common CV and also requires that everyone who provides a CV encloses a PDF file detailing his/her scientific contributions (in Votre dossier). Please read the documents entitled Preparing a CV for the Fonds and Formatting standards for Contributions - details in My account (your e-file).
Forms may be completed in French or in English. However, the title of the project and the summary must be in French.
The pages of all attachments to the electronic application must be 8½" x 11" (216 mm x 279 mm) and submitted as PDF files.
The description of the research project, including the references, must follow the requirements below:
Pages must be single-spaced with a maximum of six lines of type per inch;
All text must be in Times New Roman font (12 pt) for users of Microsoft Office or Open Office, or in Nimbus Roman font (12 pt) for users of LaTeX;
Condensed fonts are not accepted;
Margins must be set at a minimum of 1.9 cm (¾");
Pages must be identified as followed:
Upper right corner: Last and first name of the applicant
Upper left corner: 6. DESCRIPTION DU PROJET DE RECHERCHE
Bottom center: Pages 3.1, 3.2, ... , 3.7
Maximum of 7 pages including tables, figures and references. Additional pages are not sent to the reviewers.
Only official Établissement de nouveaux chercheurs universitaires and Canadian Common CV forms, and the other required documents are accepted. Candidates are not sent notice of any information or documents missing from the file.
Any documents received after the deadline for applications are not considered and files cannot be updated. These rules will be strictly enforced.
Required documents must be postmarked or delivered by messenger or e-mailed no later than the closing date for applications.
Form signatories declare that the information provided is accurate and complete. They agree to abide by the rules and principles stated in the Politique d'éthique et d'intégrité scientifique du Fonds. Consequently, where required, researchers authorize the institution to transmit any personal information arising from application of this policy.
Signatories agree to allow the information in this application to be disclosed for evaluation and examination purposes, provided those with access to the information agree to abide by standard rules of confidentiality. Furthermore, the signatories agree to share the responsibilities defined by the Government of Québec in its action plan for the management of intellectual property in universities and health and social service network institutions where research is carried out.
The FRQNT assigns a personal identification number (PIN) to the researchers in its database. This code enables them to access the computer system and facilitates communication between the agency and its clientele, while complying with the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information.
Files that do not include the information needed to determine candidates' eligibility or to assess them are deemed inadmissible by the FRQNT. Only candidates may ask for their file to be withdrawn.
The closing date for applications is September 18, 2013 at 4 p.m.