Intersectoral research on aging

Funding platform for Intersectoral research on aging

The Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) were allocated specific budget envelopes to implement intersectoral initiatives under the Quebec Research and Innovation Strategy (SQRI 2017-2022). This call for proposals is part of the intersectoral research programming put forward by the Directorate of Societal Challenges and Intersectoral Networks (DSMI) of the Office of the Chief Scientist of Québec.

The Funding Platform for Intersectoral Research on Aging offers the target research community two types of funding: research grants and scholarships. These types of funding will include multiple components. For the initial phase of the platform’s deployment, the 2019-2020 competition will focus on research grants for projects and infrastructures. The following components are offered under this competition:

Audace: The objective of the Audace component is to support bold intersectoral research on aging that offers a departure from traditional approaches.
View the supported Audace projects

Living Lab: The Living Lab component aims to act as an incubator that will foster the emergence of new intersectoral approaches addressing a target theme with a focus on the development of innovative practices through the direct participation of stakeholders involved with aging: private, public and community organizations; government and municipal representatives; citizens; university researchers; etc.
View the supported Living Lab projects

Cohort: In recent years, Québec researchers have made breakthroughs in the planning and execution of longitudinal studies involving different cohorts of seniors, in which the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé have invested for several years. Further to these efforts, the FRQ intend to contribute to the sustainability of existing cohorts in order to enhance the competitiveness of Québec research teams when seeking funding for innovative research on aging.

In the media

Le vieillissement, un enjeu de société prioritaire pour le scientifique en chef, Le Devoir, Étienne Plamondon Emond, February 16, 2019