The letter of intent and funding application must be completed using the form available in the applicant's FRQnet electronic portfolio.
The letter of intent must be accompanied by an Attestation of contribution form for each user partner taking part in the network. This form is available on the competition web page, under Toolbox. It must be signed by an authorized manager. This or these forms must be added in the Other documents section of the letter of intent form in PDF format. in PDF format. If there is more than one partner, all signed attestation forms must be consolidated into a single PDF. It is important to note that the Attestation of contribution form(s) must be resubmitted at the time of the application for financial assistance.
The FRQNT uses the Canadian Common CV and requires the attachment of a PDF file of detailed contributions in the FRQnet E-Portfolio. Refer to Preparing a CV for the Fonds and Detailed Contributions attachment to the Common Canadian CV in the FRQnet E-Portfolio for more details.
Only the applicant's Canadian Common CV and detailed contributions attachment are required with the letter of intent. The funding application must be accompanied by a Canadian Common CV and detailed contributions attachment for each network member.
Exception: Individuals with the status of Other researcher, practitioner or artist are exempt from the requirement to submit a Canadian Common CV. However, they must provide an abbreviated CV (maximum 2 pages) that summarizes the following information as it pertains to the network's programming, in this order: 1) training, 2) relevant experience and, where applicable, 3) any publications or other scientific achievements. This abbreviated CV must be created using a word processor, converted to PDF format and sent to the applicant who will attach it in the Other documents section of the application form. If there is more than one person with the status of other researcher, practitioner or artist, all shortened CVs must be combined into one PDF.
It is important to distinguish between the Co-investigators and Collaborators sections of the form. Individuals appearing in the Co-investigators section will be evaluated by the scientific committee. The Collaborators section presents other individuals who contribute to the network but who are not regular members. Collaborators do not need to provide a CV.
If applicable, the applicant must demonstrate, within the project description, how he/she will take into consideration sex and gender issues in the realization of the network's activities.
Letters of intent and funding applications should be written in French, but may also be in English. However, the title and summary to be used for communication and dissemination purposes must be provided in French.
All required documents and files, including the Canadian Common CV and its PDF attachment of detailed contributions, must be submitted at the same time as the form.
Applicants are advised to prepare their letter of intent and application form well in advance to ensure that their application is approved by the institution and submitted before the deadline, given the large number of applications and requests received by the Fonds at the end of the competition.
Guidelines for files to be attached to electronic forms
All files attached to e-forms must meet the following requirements:
Files must be prepared on 8½ x 11 inch pages (216 mm x 279 mm)
Files must be submitted in PDF format without password protection
Pages must be single-spaced with a maximum of 6 lines per inch
All text must be in Times New Roman font (12 pt.) for users of Microsoft Office or Open Office, or Nimbus Roman font (12 pt.) for LaTeX users
Narrow fonts are not permitted
Margins must be at least 1.9 cm (¾ in.)
Pages must be identified as follows:
Upper right corner: applicant's last and first names
Upper left corner: title of document
Bottom centre: page number
The maximum number of pages, including tables, figures and references, varies according to the type of document and is specified in the form.
PDF files that do not meet these requirements will be removed from the application.
Pages that exceed the maximum page limit will be removed by the Fonds from the letter of intent or application submitted for evaluation. Any document that is not required under the program rules will also be removed.
Elements missing from the application will not be requested.
Any documents received after the application deadline will not be considered and applications cannot be updated.
An application that does not contain the information necessary to establish eligibility or which cannot be evaluated will be deemed ineligible by the FRQNT.