The Research Professionals Excellence Awards are presented by each of the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.
One competition per year, following which the name of the recipient from each Fonds will be announced.
Only research professionals are eligible to apply for the award.
The candidate must demonstrate his contribution to one or more of the following research activities in a sector covered by one of the three Fonds de recherche du Québec:
Advancement of knowledge;
Mobilization, transfer or valorization of knowledge;
Training of new researchers (students, interns or other highly qualified staff);
Support for groups, networks or teams of researchers.
Applications are submitted to the Fonds according to the research area identified by the candidate. They are assessed by a selection committee set up by each Fonds, based on the evaluation criteria. The candidate's actual contribution, the quality of the written language and the presentation of the application will all be taken into consideration.
Candidates must submit the following documents by E-mail only, no later than 4:00 p.m. on January 27, 2016:
A cover letter of no more than 2 pages bearing their signature;
A CV (maximum 5 pages) providing full details of their education and research career. In addition, the CV should clearly indicate whether the candidate is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
The cover letter and CV should:
Contain all information required for the evaluation of the application according to the evaluation criteria listed above;
Be in the form of a single PDF document set in 12-point Times New Roman font on 8½ x 11 inch (216 x 279 mm) paper, with margins of at least 2.5 cm.
A letter from their employer attesting that, at the time of the application, the candidate holds a professional research post in a Québec university or a research affiliated with a Québec university;
One letter of recommendation.
Documents may be in French or English.
Incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible.
Award recipients will be asked to provide the following documents:
A recent photograph;
Certain administrative information.