Applicants must fill out the form provided at www.frqnt.gouv.qc.ca. The mandatory texts must be sent in with the form. When the form is completed, the application must be submitted electronically by the proper institution authority to the FRQNT according to the guidelines for electronic transactions.
The Fonds is using the Canadian Common CV and also requires that everyone who provides a CV encloses a PDF file detailing his/her scientific contributions (in Votre dossier). This document allows the applicant to highlight his/her achievements since the beginning of his/her career (with no date restriction, contrary to what is indicated in the Canadian Common CV guidelines). Please read the documents entitled Preparing a CV for the Fonds and Formatting standards for Contributions - details in Votre dossier (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 or the integration program, 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 4.1, 4.2, … , 4.7
Maximum of 7 pages including tables, figures and bibliographic references. Additional pages are not sent to the reviewers.
Only official Research Program for College Researchers (Programme de recherche pour les chercheurs de collège) forms, the Canadian Common CV 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. Any excess pages or documents that are not required are removed from the application. These rules are strictly enforced. Required documents must be postmarked or delivered by messenger no later than the closing date for applications. In the case of a submission by e-mail, the date of transmission is the proof of the date of the invoice.
Form signatories declare that the information provided is accurate and complete. They agree to abide by the rules and principles stated in the FRQNT "Politique d'éthique et d'intégrité scientifique". Consequently, where required, researchers authorize the college or CCTT 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 respect the policies of intellectual property of their respective colleges.
The FRQNT assigns a personal identification number (PIN) to each researcher 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 deadline for transmitting the application is October 26, 2016, at 4 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Savings Time).