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Second competition under the Platform of Funding Programs for Intersectoral Research on Aging

Convinced that an intersectoral approach will open up novel research perspectives, introduce groundbreaking conceptual frameworks, cast new light on the complex and multidimensional phenomenon of successful aging and provide innovative, sustainable and socially acceptable solutions, the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) once more invite researchers from all sectors (natural sciences and engineering, health sciences, humanities and social sciences, arts and literature) to come together through a joint, co-constructed, integrated approach based on intersectoral networking.

The second Platform competition on Aging is now launched.

It offers research grants under two distinct funding components: Living Lab and Call for Solutions.

A brief summary of the components:

Component Living Lab Call for solutions
Objectives
  • Research in an immersive and experimental context
  • Sharing knowledge
  • Intersectoral and cross-community collaboration
  • Research to find actions with quick tangible benefits for user communities
  • Intersectoral networking
Number of grants to be awarded 4 5
Annual Amount $200,000 to $300,000 (including FIR*)
*FIR = Indirect costs of research
$50,000 to $100,000 (plus FIR*)
*FIR = Indirect costs of research
Duration 3 years 1 year

The competition rules are available on the FRQ-Santé website even if all research fields covered by FRQ-Société et culture or FRQ-Nature et technologies are also eligible. English version will be soon

Important dates for tje competition

  • November 4, 2020:
    • On-line publications of the call for proposals on Fonds de recherche du Québec websites (FRQ-Nature et technologies, FRQ-SantéFRQ-Société et culture). English version will be soon
    • Access to electronic application forms in FRQnet via the FRQ-Santé platform, even if the applicant’s research field is covered by FRQ-Société et culture or FRQ-Nature et technologies.
  • November 11, 2020: Access to electronic forms in FRQnet via the FRQ-Santé platform, even if the applicant’s research field is covered by FRQ-Société et culture or FRQ-Nature et technologies. See section 12 of the competition rules to find the meeting links.
  • November 17 and 19, 2020: Two webinars featuring a presentation of the competition and question period.
  • January 26, 2021 (4 p.m.): Deadline to submit applications to both components of the competition: Living Lab and Call for Solutions
  • Late April 2021: announcement of competition results for both components.

 

Information
Marie-Pierre Cossette
Program Manager
Directorate of Societal Challenges and Intersectoral Networks (DSMI)
Office of the Chief Scientist of Québec
514-873-2114 ext. 3345

Denise Pérusse
Director of Societal Challenges and Intersectoral Networks (DSMI)
Office of the Chief Scientist of Québec
418 643-8560 ext. 3120