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F.R.S.-FNRS Collaborative Research – FRQ (Wallonia-Brussels Federation – Quebec)

The F.R.S.-FNRS and the Fonds de recherche du Québec have developed a Bilateral Research Programme with the aim of creating leverage for scientific excellence and leading researchers from the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and Quebec to develop innovative joint research projects. After calls in 2016 and 2018, the F.R.S.-FNRS and the FRQ are preparing to launch a new call, in two stages, in the summer of 2021:

Provisional schedule:

  • Opening 1st stage: August 2, 2021
  • Closing 1st stage: September 28, 2021
  • Scientific Committee 1st stage: mid-November 2021
  • Opening of the 2nd stage (by invitation): December 2021
  • Closing of the 2nd stage: mid-February 2022
  • Remote international peer review: April 2022
  • Scientific Committee: May 2022
  • Announcement of results: end of June-beginning of July 2022
  • Start of funding: September 2022

Terms and conditions of the upcoming call:

  • Rules for the 2021 call.
  • PINT-BILAT-P regulations
  • Submission of the FRQ electronic portfolio application by the Quebec Principal Investigator (only one form per team)
  • Submission of an administrative application by the promoter of the Walloon Federation-Brussels on the e-space platform. The deadline for the registration and submission of this application is 5 working days after the closing of the call, i.e. October 5, 2021 at 2:00 PM. As part of this submission, it is requested to attach the pre-proposal file, as filed on the FRQS e-Portfolio.

The F.R.S.-FNRS and the FRQ should fund 6 joint research projects in the upcoming call.

Amount of the grant:
F.R.S.-FNRS: up to a maximum of € 75,000 per year over 3 years
FRQ: up to a maximum of $CA 100,000 per year over 3 years 

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