/ News / Call for projects: Third competition of the AUDACE intersectoral program

Call for projects: Third competition of the AUDACE intersectoral program

The chief scientist of Québec, Rémi Quirion, and the director of Societal Challenges and Intersectoral Networks (DSMI), Denise Pérusse, are pleased to announce the launch of the third competition of the AUDACE intersectoral program for the year 2020-2021. With this program, the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) are seeking to position Québec in the international shift toward high-risk/high-reward funding. At the same time, the FRQ aim to provide members of the scientific community from the three major sectors covered by the Fonds with favourable conditions for initiating projects with a high level of risk and the potential for high impacts, be they scientific, social, economic, technological, cultural, aesthetics, etc.


Important dates

July 11, 2019Launch of the call for projects along with the AUDACE program rules and electronic letter of intent form.
August 19, 20, 21, 20193 possible dates to attend a webinar presenting the competition rules. See Section 7 of the AUDACE program rules to sign up.
September 18, 2019Deadline to submit letters of intent (4 p.m.)
November 11, 2019Invitation to submit applications and publication of application form for teams preselected by a relevance analysis of the letters of intent.
December 11, 2019Deadline to submit applications (4 p.m.)
March 2020Interviews with the leaders of projects selected in Phase 1 of the evaluation (individual evaluations) for presentation before the international committee.
April 30, 2020Announcement of competition results

The funding consists of a grant of up to $100,000 that can be used over a period of two years. Indirect costs equivalent to 27% of the grant amount will be paid in addition to the research grant, to a maximum of $27,000.


Sophie Gauthier-Clerc
Program Manager
Directorate of Societal Challenges and Intersectoral Networks (DSMI)
418 643-8560, ext. 3255