As indicated in section 3.2 of the CRR, grant applications must be filled out using the program's application e-form on the Web site of the Fonds. Attachments must be transmitted with the e-form in .pdf format only. The research office of the applicant's university must authorize the application by electronically submitting it to the Fonds. In the interest of fairness, any application that does not comply with these requirements will be deemed ineligible.
The following e-forms are required:
the Start-up Program for New Research Professors e-form application and the Project or program description attachment;
the Canadian Common CV and Detailed Contributions attachment.
Only official Start-up Program for New Research Professors and 2015-2016 Common Canadian CV e-forms, and other required documents, will be accepted.
The applicant must have obtained a personal identification number (NIP) on the Fonds website before applying.
Grant applications may be submitted in French or English. However, the title and summary of the project (or program) must be in French. The title and summary will be used for promotional and distribution purposes. E-form attachments must be single-spaced. Only the following fonts and sizes are authorized: Times (12 points), Palatino (12 points), Arial (11 points) and Helvetica (11 points). "Narrow" fonts are not permitted and no protected .pdf file will be accepted. Any part of the application, including the annexes, that exceeds the maximum number of authorized pages will be removed from the application.
The signing applicants attest that the information provided is accurate and complete and agree to respect the rules and principles set out in the Politique en matière d'éthique et d'intégrité en recherche policy of the Fonds Société et culture. The researchers therefore authorize the institution to transmit any personal information in accordance with this policy, if applicable (CRR, section 1.6).
Applications 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.
Applications must be transmitted to the Fonds Société et culture no later than October 1st, 2014, at 4 p.m.
3.2 Required documents
Required documents must be scanned and inserted into the the Project or program description section of the application e-form. No reminder will be made and no supporting documents may be added after the competition closing date and time on October 1, 2014 at 4 p.m.
A letter from the university attesting that the applicant holds or will occupy a full time regular position leading to tenure by June 1, 2015, and specifying the date on which the applicant will be hired as well as the position he/she will hold;
Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents must include:
an official document attesting to the submission of a permanent residence application to Citizenship and Immigration Canada. If this step has not yet been taken, the applicant may submit his/her application, but must provide the document within 24 months following the start of the grant (notwithstanding the CRR, section 2.1) and must provide one of the following documents at the competition closing date:
an official document attesting to the submission of a Québec Selection Certificate (QSC) application to Immigration Québec or a copy of his/her work permit.
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 1, 2015.
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.
Any missing documents will render the application ineligible.
A copy of the certificate of ethics for the use of human subjects, human biological materials or animals as part of the project is required on the issuance of any grant, if applicable. Payment of the grant is contingent on the submission of the certificate and related documents.
Applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt via email.