Considering the impact of the pandemic in the evaluation of funding applications

The COVID-19 pandemic has had—and continues to have—an impact on the research and training activities of many members of the scientific community, sometimes leading to the slowing down and even cessation of some initiatives. 

To ensure that those who are feeling this impact most acutely are not penalized, applicants to the Fonds de recherche du Québec competitions now have the option to describe how the pandemic has affected their research or training activities. Reviewers will take this information into consideration when evaluating the applications. 

For more information, please refer to the document entitled Considering the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the evaluation of funding applications, which is available online on the COVID-19 webpages of each of the three Fonds: FRQNT, FRQS and FRQSC.

If you have any questions, contact Ms. Fanny Eugène, strategic advisor – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Rémi Quirion
Chief Scientist of Québec

Janice Bailey
Scientific Director 
Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies 

Carole Jabet
Scientific Director
Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé 

Louise Poissant
Scientific Director
Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture