Today, Mr. Rémi Quirion, Québec's chief scientist and Ms. Denise Pérusse, director, social challenges and intersectoral networking announced the names of the researchers who have been awarded a 2018–2019 Audace grant.
The first edition of the Audace pilot program, which seeks to support high-risk, high-impact intersectoral projects, achieved considerable success. Indeed, the significant number of applications required the establishment of relevance committees made up of peer experts, who were mandated to select around 50 applications that were then assessed by an international jury. After review, 22 research proposals were chosen to receive funding valued at over $2.7M in total from the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Rémi Quirion and Denise Pérusse extend their warmest congratulations to the recipients. Their names, along with the titles of their research projects and the amounts granted, are available in the 2018–2019 Audace competition results on the FRQ's awards and grants recipients list (in French). Conditional upon the allocation of the credits voted by the National Assembly of Québec and the decisions of the boards of directors of the three Fonds, these grants may be modified at any time without notice. The support provided under the Audace program was made possible through the increase in funds granted to the Fonds de recherche du Québec last year for a period of five years, in accordance with Québec's research and innovation strategy.
Every year, the Fonds de recherche release the list of the award and grant review committee members who served between April 1 of a given year and March 31 of the following year. To view the list for the current grant period, go to the Scholarship and grants – Competition results 2018-2019 tab.