Program category: Training Awards
October 15, 2012
NOTE: No technical or administrative support will be available on Saturday or Sunday.
The purpose of this program is to help doctorate (Ph.D.) holders to enhance their training and broaden their fields of interest. It is also aimed at encouraging these researchers to experience new scientific environments, to acquire new research methodologies and management and communication skills, and to supervise students. The FRQS assumes that the internship director will mentor applicants in developing their university career.
Applicants must have obtained their doctorate no more than two years before October 15, 2012 (except for applications for renewal).
Not eligible: Those who hold an academic position, unless they take unpaid leave for the duration of the training award. An official letter confirming their employment status for the period and stating that they will resume their position once the training is completed should be provided by the employer.
Basic training in research ethics is compulsory for all FRQS awardees when their research project involves human subjects.
The term "research project involving human subjects" applies when the research project involves:
This basic training consists of successful completion of Levels 1 and 3 of the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux On-line Tutorial in Research Ethics.
Awardees must complete this basic training within a year of receipt of a positive response concerning the FRQS award.
FRQS encourages awardees to obtain, when possible, one-credit research ethics training in addition to the compulsory basic training in research ethics.
Research supervisor (and co-supervisors, if applicable)
For professions issuing licences in October (e.g. pharmacists and physical therapists), applicants must advise the FRSQ prior to June 30, 2013, by means of a letter co-signed by the research supervisor.
Articles in journals with peer-review committees may be updated until November 30, 2012.
Applicant will receive e-mail confirmation of receipt of application, including notice of eligibility, by latest November.
Master's or Doctoral Training for Medical Students (MD-M.Sc., MD-Ph.D.)
Must be an internationally-recognized research environment
Award recipients who wish to change research project, director, program or training institution must apply to do so by submitting the request form (in French) and required documents in a single PDF file to the program officer via e-mail.
Between April 1 and September 30, 2013
2 years and possibly 3 years, conditional upon the acceptance of a renewal application.
Awardees are entitled to a maximum of 6 months of paid parental leave (maternity, paternity or adoption), in which case the duration of the award will be extended by a maximum of 6 months. If both parents are awardees, only one of them is entitled to paid parental leave.
An applicant who wishes to take parental leave must have held the award for at least 4 months, unless he or she is already receiving an award from the FRQS.
Awardees must give the FRQS a notice by e-mail of their intention to take parental leave, accompanied by a statement from their research director confirming that their training is being suspended for parental leave.
The paternity leave cannot begin before the first week of the child's birth. The awardee must attach a copy of the birth certificate to his application.
The awardee may defer the award in case of serious illness (his or her own or the illness of a close family member) upon presentation of a medical certificate that includes the precise length of leave prescribed by the physician. The recipient must inform the FRQS via e-mail of his/her intention to postpone the award. Payments will be suspended during that period.
Awards granted for internships out of Québec will be adjusted upwards of an amount of $15,000.
The award will be paid out to the applicant in instalments sent to institution where the applicant is carrying out the training program.
The awardee is responsible for paying the income tax due on amounts received from the FRQS. No taxes are withheld at source by the FRQS on amounts disbursed during the tax year in question.
The date the amount is granted determines the year in which the awardee must declare the amounts received as income for personal tax calculations.
Revenue Canada's T4A form and Revenue Québec's form 1 are sent to the awardee's mailing address (the one shown in the candidate's module /module du candidat) in February of the following year of taxation.
The details provided in this form are for information purposes only. The FRQS is not responsible for the validity of the information given about income tax.
See Common Rules and Regulations, art. 6.13
The recipient will be reimbursed for any relocation expenses at the start and end of the first phase of the award, up to US$3 ,000.
In addition, every year, the recipient will be reimbursed for travel expenses (economy class) to Québec upon the presentation of supporting documents (up to two return trips per year).
Standard health insurance coverage provided by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES)-NIH for the recipient and his/her family (if applicable) will be paid for by FRQS.
All applications are reviewed by committees of experts representing various health research disciplines and methodologies.
Aptitudes and experience
The weighting of the evaluation criteria and sub-criteria is detailed in the evaluation grid (see the toolbox).
Research project's state of advancement since the start of postdoctoral training
Achievements since the start of postdoctoral training
In accepting this award, the awardee agrees to observe the Common Rules and Regulations, the Policy regarding open access to published research outputs as well as the terms and conditions stipulated in this program description.
The award will be revoked if the awardee fails to observe these rules.
The awardee must notify the FRQS of his/her acceptance of the award within 30 days of receiving the offer.
Failure to give notice of acceptance will be regarded as refusal of the award.
When the award comes into effect, the recipient must provide a copy of his/her valid Québec health insurance card (via e-mail, PDF document).
The research supervisor agrees to oversee the awardee's work and to provide the material and financial resources required for the research project.
Prestigious postdoctoral awards for research in aging for applicants who will be carrying out their work at the National Institute on Aging (NIA)/National Institutes of Health, an affiliated centre or an NIA-funded extramural laboratory. This award includes a research support supplement.
Alzheimer Society of Canada
Applicant must also submit an application to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP)
Applicant must submit also an application to the CCHCSP.
(Only applicants who hold a doctor of chiropractic are eligible.)
Fondation de recherche chiropratique du Québec – Bourse Normand Danis
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC)
Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS)
Cancer Research Society
Only aimed at applicants who received a project grant under the CRS's Environment-cancer Fund ( GRePEC competition) in partnership with the FRQS and MDEIE.
Société québécoise d'hypertension artérielle (SQHA) = Bourse Jacques de Champlain
(Includes a research support supplement)
Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux – Service de lutte contre les infections transmissibles sexuellement et par le sang (SLITSS)
The Kidney Foundation of Canada - KRESCENT Research Program
(Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training)
The applicant must also submit an application to the KRESCENT Program.
Canadian Society of Nephrology
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Applicant must also submit an application to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
Conseil du médicament
Parkinson Society Canada (PSC)
Applicant must also submit an application to the Parkinson Society of Canada.
Integrated Research Network in Perinatology of Quebec and Eastern Ontario (IRNPQEO)
(Only applicants who are members of the Integrated Research Network in Perinatology of Québec and Eastern Ontario (IRNPQEO) are eligible.)
Réseau québécois de recherche sur le suicide (RQRS)
Traumatology Research Consortium