Candidates who wish to apply for a scholarship must follow the "Instructions for completing an application". It is also strongly suggested to read the guide for the preparation of a demand "Building on Excellence".
Only one application per competition is allowed.
Candidates who apply to the Réal-Decoste doctoral research scholarship may also apply for B1, B2 or A2 or thematic Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FRQNT) programs A4, A7, A8.
Preparing application file :
A candidate must have a personal identification number (PIN) in order to fill out the form.
The application form you are required to complete and send electronically by October 6, 2015, at 4 p.m. at the latest is available only on the FRQNT Web site. Keep a printed copy of the form for your files.
Forms may be completed in English or French. Candidates who submit the form in English must provide a French title for their project.
Two letters of recommendation are required. Letter e-forms (online or PDF format) are available on the FRQNT website. Research directors in Québec may not write letters of recommendation.
The e-form may be sent to the FRQNT from the respondent's personal e-file. The applicant must provide his/her application number and personal identification number (PIN) for the letter of recommendation to be sent from the e-file.
A PDF version of this form is also available for referees who have no personal electronic file. The letter in PDF format must be filled out, signed and sent directly by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A director who does not have a personal identification number (PIN) must obtain one from the FRQNT and quickly inform the applicant. The applicant must include his/her director's PIN on his/her application.
When the applicant types his/her director's PIN into his/her application, the Director's section will become available in the director's personal e-file.
The Director's section must be filled out and sent electronically by the research director by the competition deadline.
The required documents must be submitted in the appropriate file on the request form.
Candidates must ensure that their application includes all the required documents so that the application file is considered acceptable.
You have to supply the following documents :
A copy of official transcripts of marks for all university studies, completed or not (certificate, degree, Bachelor's, Master's or Ph. D., etc). When equivalences are granted for courses taken at other institutions or in previous programs, transcripts for these grades must be enclosed with the file, including collegial transcripts. For transcripts from outside Canada or United States, candidates must enclose a letter explaining the grading system used by the institution in question. The Fonds de recherche reserves the right to verify with institutions the authenticity of any information given by applicants.
FRQNT considers transcripts issued by the Registrar's Office to the applicants to be official transcripts. Opening the envelope to scan the transcripts will not render it unofficial for FRQNT purposes;
The letters of reference that are not sent electronically must be filled out, signed and submitted by e-mail at email@example.com;
A proof of citizenship;
For permanent residents, a copy of Canadian immigration papers or the permanent Resident Card;
Acknowledgements of receipt from the editor for all articles submitted and notices received from editors for articles accepted for publication (Acknowledgements of receipt for articles already published are not sent to the evaluation committee);
Copies of the announcement or confirmation letters for all of the scholarships received.
Only the e-form for the 2016-2017 financial year and the other documents required are accepted. No attached material or documents other those required are forwarded to the evaluation committee. Files cannot be updated after the closing date for applications. You may, however, update any contact information (address, phone number and e-mail address) at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Documents submitted in a language other than French or English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
Procedure for submitting required documents
Before the closing date for applications, candidates must submit all required documents in the appropriate file on the application form. No reminder will be made and no files can be added after the deadline for submitting applications.
Important : incomplete files will not be accepted
Acknowledgement of receipt
Candidates will be e-mailed an acknowledgement of receipt in December at the latest. Candidates who have not received this notification must contact the program administrator before December 15th.