New partnership with NSERC to support teams with early career researchers

December 8th, 2020

The Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) is very proud to announce a new partnership with NSERC to provide supplemental funding for team research conducted by early career researchers. 

This funding is intended for research teams awarded a grant under the 2018-2019 and 2020-2021 competitions of the FRQNT's Team Research Project program whose members include early career researchers.

The supplement consists of a maximum amount of $30,000 for the 2020-2021 fiscal year and is aimed at integrating Canadian researchers (from outside Québec) into existing teams.

Only team research projects for which:

  1. the grant holder is an early career researcher (since January 1, 2015)
  2. the team includes one or more researchers who have held the position for less than 6 years (since January 1, 2015) are eligible.

To obtain this supplement, grant holders of the targeted competitions who have received an invitation by email from the FRQNT must apply by completing the online form on NSERC's Calls for Collaborative Research Projects page by January 31, 2021. All information about this supplement will be available on this Web page by Friday, December 10, 2020. 

The FRQNT and NSERC hope that this supplement will enable Québec teams to expand their collaborations, research efforts and outreach across Canada.

"Supporting the career development of new academics is a priority of the FRQNT and is becoming even more necessary in the current context. This supplement will enable several research teams that include early-career researchers to pursue innovative scientific work for Québec and to expand their influence in Canada."
- Janice Bailey, FRQNT Scientific Director

"NSERC is pleased to partner with the FRQNT in developing a streamlined process to support university-led pan-Canadian research teams conducting leading-edge projects with a high probability of economic, social or environmental benefits in Québec. NSERC remains committed to working closely with its provincial and federal partners to foster collaborations that turn scientific and technical advances into opportunities that benefit all Canadians."
- Alejandro Adem, President of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Yves Marois
Program Manager
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