Public servants and members of governments need scientific evidence to take informed decisions and design public policy. Usually, the research community is in a position to meet the needs, provided that the scientific and governmental networks are linked. The workshops in science advice designed by the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) may strengthen these links. Participants of these workshops may:
refine their knowledge of an environment in which they are not familiar (either government, either research) and tackle the complexity of the relations between these two environments;
network with people having the same interests;
develop a strategic intervention on science advice in the context of the region/domain.
After the success of a first workshop in March 2019 in Québec (video clip), the Chief Scientist of Québec aims to develop about 10 science advice workshops in the province.
This call for proposals, open from October 30th, 2019 to October 29th, 2021, is aimed at representatives from public and parapublic organizations who intend to reinforce the science and policy relations in their region and in their field. The Fonds de recherche du Québec grant $5,000 to the selected organization.
Details on this program are available in the call for proposals.
Senior advisor – science & society relations
Telephone: 514 873-2114, ext. 1284