The application process is comprised of two distinct and mandatory steps:
Submission of a notice of intent
Submission of the funding application
Before completing a notice of intent or a grant application, applicants must create a user account on the Fonds website, if this has not already been done. Individuals who already have a personal identification number (PIN) have direct access to a FRQnet account and must update their profile in the E-Portfolio.
3.1 Notice of intent
The main purpose of the notice of intent is to provide the information required to assemble the peer committee that will assess the grant application. To that end, applicants are invited to select from the list of committees the one that corresponds the best to their research topic. At this stage, the notice of intent will not be used to assess the eligibility of the applicant or the scientific merit of the project.
The notice of intent form, available under "concours disponibles" in the E-Portfolio, must be submitted before 4 p.m. on August 1st, 2018.
The applicant must ensure that the notice of intent is submitted within the prescribed time, and that it is complete and in compliance with program specifications. A notice of intent that does not satisfy these requirements will not be considered.
3.2 Grant application
The funding application may be completed in English or French. However, the title and project summary must imperatively be in French. These may be used by the Fonds for promotional and dissemination purposes (see the CGR, Sec. 3.6 – Language of Application and Attachments).
All required forms and documents must be transmitted before the competition deadline, which is 4:00 p.m. on September 27th, 2018.
The latter must be scanned individually in PDF format, identified with the name of the researcher and attached to the form at the place indicated:
A description of the research project;
A letter from the university attesting that the applicant holds or will occupy a full time regular position leading to tenure by June 1, 2019. The letter must specify the date on which the applicant will be hired and the position held, as well as previous positions held at other universities, where applicable. No other document will be accepted;
Applicants who have not obtained their doctorate by the competition deadline must attach a letter from the appropriate authorities of their university stating that their dissertation defense will take place before June 1st, 2019;
If applicable, the necessary authorizations providing access to data or letters from partners attesting to partnership agreements, etc.;
If applicable, appropriate supporting documents attesting to the circumstances of any leave, in the case where an extension of the eligibility period is requested for family or health reasons.
The Canadian Common CV and the "Detailed Contributions" attachment available in the E-Portfolio.
Any part of the application, including the annexes, that exceeds the maximum number of authorized pages will be removed from the application.
Any missing documents will render the application ineligible.
An incomplete application that do not contain the information necessary to establish eligibility or which cannot be evaluated will be deemed invalid by the Fonds. Any documents that are not required and which are included with the application will not be submitted to the evaluation committee. Applicants will not be notified of any information or documents missing from the application. Any documents received after the deadline for application will not be considered and applications cannot be updated.
The signing applicants attest that the information provided is accurate and complete and agree to respect the rules and principles set out in the Policy for the Responsible Conduct of Research of the Fonds Société et culture. The researchers therefore authorize the institution to transmit any personal information in accordance with this policy, if applicable.
DO NOT FORGET TO SUBMIT THE COMPLETED APPLICATION.
At any time, applicants may verify in their E-portfolio that their application has been successfully transmitted. The application file in "My forms" must be flagged as "Transmis au Fonds" no later than the competition closing date and time.