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Quebec Government Research Professionals Excellence Awards 2024/2025 (FRQNT)

Application Deadline: March 14th, 2024 at 16:00 (EST)

Quebec Government Research Professionals excellence awards is to recognize the contribution of research professionals to research activities, knowledge mobilization, training of new generations of professionals, as well as support for groups of researchers; in all areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec, namely the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Nature et technologies (FRQNT), the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Santé (FRQS) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Société et culture (FRQSC).

Objectives

  • Recognize the contribution of research professionals to research activities, knowledge mobilization, training of new generations of professionals, as well as support for groups of researchers; in all areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec, namely the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Nature et technologies (FRQNT), the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Santé (FRQS) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec-Société et culture (FRQSC);  
  • Promote research professional careers in Québec; 
  • Develop ties between the Fonds de recherche du Québec and the province’s community of research professionals. 

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements on the competition deadline of March 14, 2024 at 4 p.m.  

The application can only be submitted by the research professional. For the purpose of this competition, the term “research professional” is used to describe any contract salaried professional regardless of his or her research job title, whose remuneration comes from research grants or the regular budget of the institution in which he or she works. 

To be eligible, the candidate: 

  • must work as a research professional for a minimum of 21 hours per week at a Québec university or research organization affiliated with a Québec university; 
  • must have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a research professional in Québec (research assistantship experience during academic training will not be taken into account); 
  • may not be a full-time student or postdoctoral fellow; 
  • must not be a faculty member (regular or contracted academic appointment) of a university;

Please note that applicants: 

  • May not simultaneously apply to more than one Fonds for the Research Professionals Excellence Awards.  
  • May not receive the award more than once. 

Award

An amount of $5,000 is awarded by each Fonds as follows:  

  • 1st prize: $2,500 
  • 2nd prize: $1,500  
  • 3rd prize: $1,000 

The awarding of the Prix d’excellence des professionnels et professionnelles de recherche is accompanied by an overview of each recipient’s experience and achievements, along with a photo, will be featured on the website and social media of the FRQNT. 

Application Procedure

The online application form is accessible from the FRQnet portal, in the section “Available competitions”, under the category “Prize, ad-hoc support and others”. In addition to completing the various sections of the form, the following documents are required and must be transmitted in the “Autres documents” section of the online application form: 

  • A cover letter of no more than 2 pages bearing the candidate signature; 
  • A CV (maximum 5 pages) providing full details of their education, training, and research career; 

NOTE: The cover letter and the CV should contain all the information required for the evaluation of the application according to the evaluation criteria listed above. 

  • A letter from the employer attesting that, as of March 14, 2024 (application deadline), the applicant holds a research professional position in a Québec university or a research organization or institute affiliated with a Québec university. This letter must clearly state that the contract is for at least 21 hours per week of remunerated work. 
  • A letter of recommendation from the respondent. (maximum 2 pages). 

More Info: Quebec Government Research Professionals Excellence Awards

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