NSFC - FRQSC Research Program on Smart Cities and Big Data


Competition year :



Deadline (notice or letter of intent) :

October 16th, 2019, 4 PM


Deadline (application) :

December 16th, 2019, 4 PM


Amount :

$40 000 / year


Duration :

3 years


Announcement of results :

April, 2020




Due to exceptional circumstances and global concern over the coronavirus epidemic, the FRQSC and the NNSFC are announcing the postponement of the program results until further notice. The FRQSC will communicate with the applicants as soon as possible. All information on the future results date will be updated on this webpage.

The FRQSC thanks you for your understanding and extends its sympathy to those affected in China and around the world.


Proposed by  :

The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC)





The purpose of this call for proposals is to support innovative international research projects focusing on Smart Cities and Big Data, involving researchers from China and Québec. It will encourage major scientific breakthroughs in the short and medium terms by combining and potentiating the strengths, expertise and sources of structural leverage of both countries, as well as fostering knowledge translation.

This call for proposals is led jointly by:

  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
  • Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC)


NSFC and FRQSC will act jointly as the call secretariat for proposals.


The conditions and requirements specific to each research funding agency (referred in blue in this document) are available in the Toolbox of the FRQSC website page and on the NSFC website.

Do you have questions?

Laurent Corbeil

Responsable de programmes


514 873-2114 poste 4290