4.1 Preliminary proposal
In order to submit an application to the program, researcher-creators must first present a preliminary proposal by filling out a Support for Media Arts and Technologies (Appui aux arts et technologies médiatiques) electronic application form (e-form) available on the Web site of the Fonds.
The preliminary proposal must demonstrate how the application meets the program objectives and how the applicants fulfill the eligibility requirements. Unsatisfactory proposals will be eliminated.
The preliminary proposal includes the following sections:
Choice of component;
Overview of the project;
Contribution of the project to the development of digital content or technologies, specific objectives of the program and potential artistic and technological benefits;
Collaborators (if applicable);
Dissemination and transfer plan (required for component B) The dissemination and transfer plan includes the artistic and scientific dissemination activities of the work or approach to peers and the public. It does not include the activities to valorize these elements (the steps towards the commercial or industrial applications of the work or its components) ;
The preliminary proposal may be submitted in French or English. However, the title and overview of the project included on the form must be in French.
The preliminary proposal must be sent by the institution that will ensure the financial management of the project.
The following documents must be sent to the Fonds Société et culture no later than the competition deadline of November 5, 2014, at 4 p.m.:
The Support for Media Arts and Technologies preliminary proposal e-form (Appui aux arts et technologies médiatiques), which is available on the Web site of the Fonds Société et culture ;
The applicant must obtain a personal identification number (PIN) from the Fonds in order to submit an application to the program
The Canadian Common CVs of the principal investigator and co-researchers who will be participating in the project.
Comité Appui aux arts et technologies médiatiques
Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture
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Québec (Québec) G1R 5M8
Three copies of the project support material detailing the applicant's past accomplishments should be included. The material should not take more than ten minutes to read or consider. The applicant may choose the documents that he/she submits. This information must be in digital format and compatible with standard software;
Researchers who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents must also provide a copy of the documents detailing the steps taken to obtain permanent resident status;
If applicable, a copy of the ethics certificate for the use of human or animal subjects or human or animal products as part of the project. Funding will be conditional upon this certification and the submission of all of the documents that pertain to the certification.
Only the official Support for Media Arts and Technologies (Appui aux arts et technologies médiatiques) form, Canadian Common CVs and other required documents will be accepted. Applicants will not be advised if any documents are missing. None of the documents received after the deadline will be considered, and applications cannot be updated. The Canada Post postmark or the dated stamp of a messenger service will be considered proof of delivery before the deadline.
When sending an e-form, all electronic transaction instructions must be followed. The Fonds is not responsible for any losses or damages of any nature to the material sent as part of the application. The Fonds is not responsible for the loss of any documents that are not clearly identified or any damages suffered in transport. The items included with the application will only be returned to the applicant if they were sent along with a preaddressed stamped envelope or box. Otherwise, the documents will be kept by the Fonds Société et culture for 90 days after the date on the letter announcing the results, after which the Fonds Société et culture will dispose of the documents.
Applications that do not contain the information necessary to establish eligibility or which cannot be evaluated will be deemed non-receivable by the Fonds Société et culture. Any part of the project description or bibliography that exceeds the maximum number of authorized pages will be removed from the application. Any documents received after the deadline and/or any documents that are not required and which are included with the application will not be given to the evaluation committee.
Once a preliminary proposal has been accepted, the principal investigator will be invited to present his/her project to the members of the evaluation committee during an interview of a maximum duration of 45 minutes. The interview will include a 20-minute presentation followed by a discussion period (25 minutes) with committee members. Researchers may select the format in which their presentation is given.