1. Read the program rules
You must be aware of the program details to verify your eligibility and understand the submission process.
2. Select an eligible institution and participate in the preselection contest
The responsibility for pre-selecting candidates returns to university and college technology transfer centers in Quebec (List of universities - List of college centers). For the pre-selection contest details of an institution, please contact the agent responsible for the pre-selection (see list in the Toolbox). The characteristics of the pre-selection contest vary from one institution to another. The deadline to apply is determined by each of these institutions (see list in the Toolbox).
3. Fill in the electronic form on the FRQNT portal
If you are pre-selected by an eligible institution, the FRQNT will invite you by email to complete the scholarship application electronic form for the final selection. To facilitate this step, you can consult the Guide to the preparation of an application for scholarships "Building on excellence" available in the Toolbox.
4. Solicit two referees to complete a reference letter
You must obtain two reference letters before the deadline.
5. Request your supervisor to complete the acceptance letter (if applicable)
This step applies only to the "Postdoctoral" and "Short-term research or professional development" component. The letter must be sent through the supervisor's online "Researcher Folder" on the Fund's website before the deadline.
6. Gather the required documents
The required documents must be attached to the electronic form by the deadline. See program rules for a complete list.
7. Submit the electronic form
The electronic form must be submitted before the deadline of the contest.