FRQ Support for NFRF 2020 Horizon Competition


Summary

Deadline (application) :

Any time

 

Amount :

$50,000 $ maximum per project (Including Indirect research costs)

 

Duration :

4 years maximum

 

Announcement of results :

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This program is managed by:

New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF)

 


1.

CONTEXT

 

Within the frame of an agreement with the New Frontiers in Research Fund, the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (Society and Culture, Health, Nature and Technologies) are willing to support researchers based in Quebec, to join research teams funded under the European platform 2020 Horizon.

The NFRF and the FRQ encourage interested Canadian researchers to work directly with research teams from EU member states on 34 specifically targeted calls eligible for 2020 Horizon Global Platform.

For further details about the H2020 call itself, visit the European Commission's Research & Innovation Participant Portal (English version).

The FRQ contribution will support university researchers meeting the conditions of status 1, as defined by the CGR AND receiving a grant from the NFRF on this 2020 Horizon targeted calls.

The FRQ will make one- to four-year awards valued at $25,000 (co-investigator) to $50,000 (principal investigator), available to researchers. The maximum duration of the project is four years. FRQ grants are subject to the availability of funds. Indirect research costs are included.

NFRF – 2020 Horizon Global Platform grants are valued up to $125,000 per year (including indirect costs) for a maximum of four years.  NFRF supports eligible Canadian researchers' participation in international projects on 2020 Horizon Global Platform.

 


2.

OBJECTIVES

 

This competition highlights the mutual will of research granting agencies in Canada and Quebec to encourage international and interdisciplinary research collaboration.

For this 2020 Horizon Global Platform Competition, the following calls for proposals are targeted:

Title

Call Number

Call deadline

Network and traffic management for future mobility

MG-2-11-2020

2020-01-09

Understanding and mitigating the effects on public health of emerging non-regulated nanoparticle emissions issues and noise

LC-MG-1-14-2020

2020-01-09

Emerging challenges for soil management

SFS-21-2020

2020-01-22

Forest Fires risk reduction

LC-CLA-15-2020

2020-02-13

Supporting the implementation of GEOSS in the Arctic in collaboration with COPERNICUS

LC-CLA-20-2020

2020-02-13

Understanding the transition to a circular economy and its implications on the environment, economy and society

CE-SC5-25-2020

2020-02-13

Scientific data exploitation

SPACE-30-SCI-2020

2020-03-05

Curation of digital assets and advanced digitisation

DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-12-2018-2020

2020-03-12

Inclusive and innovative practices for the integration of recently arrived migrants in local communities

MIGRATION-04-2020

2020-03-12

The Common Foreign and Security Policy and the expanding scope of the EU's external engagement

SU-GOVERNANCE-07-2020

2020-03-12

Transformative impact of disruptive technologies in public services

DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-02-2018-2019-2020

2020-03-12

Addressing low vaccine uptake

SC1-BHC-33-2020

2020-04-07

Digital diagnostics – developing tools for supporting clinical decisions by integrating various diagnostic data SC1-BHC-06-2020

 SC1-BHC-06-2020

2020-04-07

Micro- and nano-plastics in our environment: Understanding exposures and impacts on human health

SC1-BHC-36-2020

2020-04-07

Hands-on citizen science and frugal innovation

SwafS-27-2020

2020-04-15

Taking stock and re-examining the role of science communication

SwafS-19-2018-2019-2020

2020-04-15

Advanced research methods and tools in support of transport/mobility researchers, planners and policy makers

MG-4-8-2020

2020-04-21

Combined clean biofuel production and phytoremediation solutions from contaminated lands worldwide

LC-SC3-RES-37-2020

2020-04-21

Towards global environmental regulation of supersonic aviation

LC-MG-1-15-2020

2020-04-21

Towards sustainable urban air mobility

MG-3-6-2020

2020-04-21

Accelerating the uptake of computer simulations for testing medicines and medical devices

SC1-DTH-06-2020

2020-04-22

International cooperation in smart living environments for ageing people

SC1-DTH-04-2020

2020-04-22

Personalised early risk prediction, prevention and intervention based on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data technologies

SC1-DTH-02-2020

2020-04-22

Human factors, and social, societal, and organisational aspects for disaster-resilient societies

 SU-DRS01-2018-2019-2020

2020-08-27

Human factors, and social, societal, and organisational aspects to solve issues in fighting against crime and terrorism

SU-FCT01-2018-2019-2020

2020-08-27

International cooperation with Canada on advanced biofuels and bioenergy

LC-SC3-RES-36-2020

2020-09-01

Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) aspects of the Clean-Energy Transition

LC-SC3-CC-1-2018-2019-2020

2020-09-01

Improving road safety by effectively monitoring working patterns and overall fitness of drivers

MG-2-12-2020

first stage: 2020-01-09;
second stage: 2020-09-08

Bio-based industries leading the way in turning carbon dioxide emissions into chemicals

LC-FNR-13-2020

first stage: 2020-01-22;
second stage: 2020-09-08

Fisheries in the full ecosystem context

BG-10-2020

first stage: 2020-01-22;
second stage: 2020-09-08

Plastics in the environment: understanding the sources, transport, distribution and impacts of plastics pollution

CE-SC5-30-2020

first stage: 2020-02-12;
second stage: 2020-09-03

Polar climate: understanding the polar processes in a global context in the Arctic and Antarctic regions

LC-CLA-17-2020

first stage: 2020-02-13;
second stage: 2020-09-03

Strengthening international collaboration: enhanced natural treatment solutions for water security and ecological quality in cities

SC5-27-2020

first stage: 2020-02-13;
second stage: 2020-09-03

Understanding climate-water-energy-food nexus and streamlining water-related policies

LC-CLA-14-2020

first stage: 2020-02-13;
second stage: 2020-09-13

 

 


3.

CONDITIONS

 

To receive the FRQ contribution, the project team must:

a) receive a NFRF 2020 Horizon Global Platform grant

AND

b) count at least one member of the project team, affiliated with a Quebec university establishment. The member can be the principal investigator or a co-investigator. This person must meet the status of university researcher, as defined by the Common General Rules (CGR, p. 5).

Reminder :

A University researcher is a person who:

a) receives a salary;

i) as a regular professor or a contracted professor, in a university recognized by the FRQ to manage funding, ii) as a full-time researcher, with a PhD., in a university-affiliated CIUSSS, CISSS or other public institution within the health and social services network that is recognized by the FRQ to manage funding; 

AND

b) is affiliated with a Québec university in which he/she is qualified to act as the sole supervisor of graduate students1 and independently lead research projects.1

 


1. The following also qualify for university researcher status:  Individuals at the beginning of their career who meet criteria a) and hold a position that will enable them to meet criterion b) pending the end of administrative processes and delays; Individuals who are retired from a recognized institution who no longer meet criterion a) and who continue to pursue research or supervision activities in the institution, from which they have obtained a formal commitment.

 


4.

FUNDING AND CONDITIONS

 

The conditions of use of this additional amount allocated by the FRQ are subject to the Common General Rules (CGR). Notably, section 7 describes the requirement to fulfill a financial report at the end of the project; section 8 details eligible and non-eligible expenses.

These conditions are also subject to FRQ policies, such as the FRQ Open Access Policy for the Dissemination of Research, the Policy for the Responsible Conduct of Research and FRQ Knowledge Mobilization Strategy (in French). These documents are accessible in the toolbox in the sidebar.

Important: Please note the FRQ have made costs associated with releasing the Principal Investigator from teaching or clinical activities eligible.


5.

SUBMISSION AND EVALUATION

 

Deadline to submit an application to the NFRF varies according to the call; please refer to deadlines announced in the Calls.

Please note that only one submission is necessary to the NFRF. Therefore, the FRQ provisional grant should be entered to the budget of the team submitted to the NFRF. This FRQ support will be granted automatically, if the project is supported by the NFRF, within the limits of the funds available.

If you meet the eligibility requirements and wish to apply, please write to the email address NFRF-FNFR@chairs-chaires.gc.ca. For any further information about the submission and the evaluation processes, please visit our partners' websites. 

 

Updated February 17, 2020