Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements by the competition deadline on October 1, 2015, 4 p.m.
2.1 Eligibility period and target group
This program is intended for applicants who obtained their doctorate in the five years prior to the competition deadline OR who will first submit their no later than March 31, 2017, the deadline by which fellowship payments must begin.
2.2 Eligibility period exceptions
Exceptions regarding postdoctoral fellowship eligibility periods will only be made for circumstances beyond the applicant's control. Applicants may suspend or postpone their studies for parental leave, sick leave for serious illness, family obligations or because of a disability. In all such cases, supporting documents must be transmitted along with the application, in the block of attachments intended for this purpose (see 3.3).
Parental leave for family obligations
Applicants who suspend or postpone their studies for a parental leave or other serious family obligations may ask to extend their eligibility period for up to 12 months.
Persons with a disability
Eligibility requirements do not apply to persons with a disability under the Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights with a view to achieving social, school and workplace integration (CQLR c. E-20.1).
The Fonds reserves the right to refuse any exception requests that contain insufficient information or justification.
2.3 Citizenship and place of residence
As indicated in section 2.1 of the CGR, the applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, 2001, c. 27 and domiciled in Québec for at least six months at the competition closing date. The applicant must demonstrate that he/she is domiciled in Québec (a resident of Québec) within the meaning of the Health Insurance Act and the Regulation respecting eligibility and registration of persons in respect of the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec, or the Québec Taxation Act and the Regulation respecting the Taxation Act.
In addition, applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents must demonstrate, at the time of submission of their fellowship application, that a Québec Selection Certificate (QSC) application has been made to the appropriate authorities in view of obtaining permanent resident status.
To receive a Postdoctoral Research-Creation Fellowship, the applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and be domiciled in Québec for at least one year. Applicants who do not meet these requirements must confirm resident status before financial support can begin. If the applicant is unable to obtain citizenship or resident status before March 1 of the year following the offer of financial support, the scholarship will be cancelled. Residents of other Canadian provinces who have only a medical insurance card or residence card from their home province are not eligible.
Applicants may only hold an award or fellowship from one of the Fonds (section 3.1 of the CGR). Applicants who have received or are currently receiving postdoctoral research-creation funding from a recognized Québec or Canadian funding agency (for example: SSGRC, NSERC, CIHR, FRQSC, FRQNT, FRQS, FCAR, CQRS, etc.) are not eligible for this competition.
2.5 Place of tenure
The postdoctoral research-creation fellowship may be carried out in an artistic and/or academic environment. The host organization must enable applicants to enhance their research-creation prospects and expose them to new approaches in a quality research-creation environment.*
Possible organizations include arts centres, cultural outreach agencies, cultural magazines and universities with programs that foster research-creation. The research-creation project may also be a collaboration with an artist or a group of artists. Applicants are encouraged to have their internship co-supervised by members of the artistic and the academic communities. However, the Ph. D supervisor/co-supervisor cannot supervise the postdoctoral training.
Internationally-recognized host organizations outside Québec are recommended and preferred. A postdoctoral fellowship may be carried out in a Québec institution providing that the project brings an added value to the applicant's doctoral training and this choice is clearly justified. A fellowship holder may not carry out his/her internship in the institution from which he/she obtained his/her doctorate.
* The host organization agrees to provide conditions that are conducive to artistic creation, production and dissemination. In certain cases, workspaces (e.g. studios) and the other material resources needed for the internship will therefore be required. The organization must provide an environment that fosters enriching exchanges between creators and collaborators.
2.6 Paid leave
Applicants on a sabbatical or study leave with pay that exceeds 50% of their regular salary are not eligible. However, this restriction does not apply to those on leave with deferred pay.
2.7 Eligible artistic fields
Proposals must be in one of the following fields:
- research-creation in architecture;
- research-creation in electronic arts and multidisciplinary arts;
- research-creation in visual arts;
- research-creation in film and video;
- research-creation in dance, computerized choreography and video-dance;
- research-creation in design;
- research-creation in literature;
- research-creation in music;
- research-creation in theatre.