The college researcher must apply for a teaching release and statutory supplement in conjunction with a funding application submitted to one of the following programs:
Concerted Actions Program
Research-Creation Support Program – Team Project component
Strategic Clusters Program (next competition in 2023)
Research Team Support Program
Research Infrastructure Support for Social Sector University-Affiliated Centres and Institutions Program (next competition planned for the fall of 2021)
Depending on the individual program rules, college researchers may assume the role of principal investigator or co-investigator. More information is available on our website.
To receive a release from teaching duties grant and/or statutory supplement as a principal investigator / co-investigator under one of the programs listed above, a college researcher is no longer required to complete a request form at the time of application to the funding competition. Instead, it is now the responsibility of the principal investigator to identify, in the full application form submitted to the Fonds, each college researcher for whom a release from teaching duties and/or statutory supplement1 is being requested as well as their home college institution. The principal investigator submitting the full application must also provide the following information in this form:
An estimate of the amount claimed for the teaching release, if applicable,
The statutory supplement request, if applicable2,
The role played by the recipient in the scientific program or project submitted for funding
Justification of the use of the funding allocated specifically for the recipient's involvement.
COMMON CANADIAN CV
The FRQSC versions of the Common Canadian CV and Detailed Contributions PDF file of all college researchers associated with the project or scientific program either as principal investigator or co-investigator must be attached to the full application form in the appropriate section of the E-portfolio. Without these documents, it will not be possible to submit the full application to the Fonds.
The CCV and its PDF attachment must have been updated within 12 months prior to the competition deadline and completed in due form. The documents Preparing a CV for the Fonds and Detailed Contributions attachment, available in the program's Toolbox, may be consulted as needed.
If funding is awarded by the Fonds and accepted by the principal investigator, a second form will be made available in the E-portfolio of the college researchers for whom a release from teaching duties and/or statutory supplement has been requested.
Upon receipt of this form, the recipient college researchers must complete it and have it approved by their institution, before submitting it to the Fonds.
IMPORTANT NOTE: It is recommended that college researchers seeking to participate in a project or program (as principal investigator or co-investigator) inform their institution in advance, without waiting for the teaching release grant or statutory supplement to be awarded (i.e. when the full application is being prepared for the funding competition).
At any time, applicants may verify the transmission status of their application in the "My forms" section of their E-portfolio:
The form will be flagged "Transmis à l'établissement" once the applicant has transmitted the application to the managing institution;
Throughout the application process, applicants are encouraged to check that no correspondence from the Fonds has ended up in the "junk" or "spam" folder of their email Inbox.
1. If the principal investigator is a college researcher him or herself, he or she must also be sure to request a teaching release and/or statutory supplement for him or herself, if applicable.
2. Reminder: this amount must not exceed 50% of the college-level co-investigator's gross annual salary, or be greater than $40,000