Structure of the research team
A principal investigator in Mexico and a principal investigator in Québec shall both represent the project, ensuring its management and internal leadership according to the administrative conditions and requirements set out by the funding agencies that support them.
At least one co-investigator from Québec shall be included on the team. Co-investigators from Mexico may also join the team (their participation is optional).
Applicant teams must be made up of researchers in eligible institutions according to the administrative conditions and requirements set out by the funding agencies that support them (see below for further details).
Québec teams only: The participation of early-career researchers is strongly encouraged.
All team members shall demonstrate in a detailed manner their contribution (or intended contribution) to the proposed research project and indicate the amount of time they will dedicate to the initiative.
The principal investigator shall demonstrate that a sufficient amount of research time will be dedicated to the project to ensure its success.
The Québec research team should be intersectoral and cover at least two of the FRQ's three core focuses.
This call for proposals is open to the following individuals:
For the FRQNT
University researchers (CHU and CHUN) and institutional researchers (CE)
For the FRQS
Independent researchers and independent clinical researchers (see appendix 1c of the Common General Rules) in a university or institution in the health and social services network
For the FRQSC
University researchers (CHU and CHUN), researcher/creators (CRU and CRUN) and institutional researchers (CE)
Postgraduate applicants are not eligible to apply as collaborators.
In addition, the principal investigator and co-investigator(s) must:
be affiliated with a Québec university
be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada (see section 2.1 of the Common General Rules)
Collaborators may come from outside of Québec. However, no funds shall be transferred out of the province.
This call for proposals is open to public and private institutions, research centres, higher education institutions, associations and companies that have valid entry in the National Register of Scientific and Technological Institutions and Enterprises (RENIECY). Please refer to the CONACYT website for all details: www.conacyt.gob.mx.
All Québec researchers shall comply with the rules for the responsible conduct of research and ethical standards (see sections 5.3 and 5.4 of the Common General Rules).
Basic research ethics training (Québec, FRQS only)
FRQS investigators who conduct research on human subjects as part of the project or program shall follow basic research ethics training.
Research on human subjects includes initiatives involving:
living human subjects
human cadavers and remains
human tissue, biological fluids, gametes, embryos and foetuses, cells and genetic material
personal information from medical files (information that makes it possible to identify a person)
To complete the training, researchers must follow levels 1 and 3 of the online tutorial developed by the ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux (in French: Programme de formation en éthique de la recherche).
Researchers must complete the training before the grant payments begin
Researchers may only submit one project to this call for proposals as a principal investigator but may contribute to several projects as a co-investigator.