Within the frame of an agreement with the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) The Fonds du Québec – Société et Culture (FRQSC) is willing to support researchers based in Quebec, to join research teams funded through the European platform Horizon2020.
SSHRC and the FRQSC encourage interested Canadian researchers to work directly with research teams from EU member states on the theme of migration within H2020 societal challenge 6: Europe in a changing world—Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies.
For further details about the H2020 call itself, visit the European Commission's Research & Innovation Participant Portal (English version).
SSHRC will make one- to three-year awards valued at $75,000 to $200,000 available to researchers (affiliated with an eligible Canadian institution) on successful H2020 research teams. Subject to the availability of funds, each project may be granted up to the maximum eligible funding amount, $50,000 (indirect research costs in addition), from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture. This amount is granted on the first year of the project.
To receive the FRQSC contribution, the project team must:
a) receive a grant from SSHRC as part of the Horizon 2020 Call - Migration
b) have a minimum of one member of the project team, affiliated with a Quebec university establishment. This member can occupy the role of principal investigator, principal investigator, co-investigator or 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;
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
. 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.
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Updated January 30, 2020