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The Fonds de recherche du Québec and ANR sign a joint declaration of intent

Rémi Quirion, Québec’s chief scientist, welcomes the joint declaration of intent he signed today in Paris on behalf of the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) with Thierry Damerval, chairman and managing director of the French National Research Agency (ANR).

The declaration enriches the tradition of scientific cooperation that already exists between France and Québec. It aims, in particular, to encourage more bilateral collaborations, broaden current scientific networks and facilitate the implementation of joint projects between France and Québec, especially in the field of maritime research in association with the Institut France Québec pour la coopération scientifique en appui au secteur maritime. Each year, the partners will set out their target areas of expertise.

Further details on the initiatives that will be developed under the joint declaration of intent will be communicated to members of Québec’s scientific community in due course.


“International partnerships are essential to the development and reach of the research conducted in Québec. The agreement between the FRQ and ANR reaffirms the long tradition of collaboration between Québec and France. We are convinced that the research projects arising from the declaration will lead to benefits on both sides of the Atlantic.”

– Rémi Quirion, Québec’s chief scientist

About the Fonds de recherche du Québec

Reporting to the Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation, the Fonds de recherche du Québec strive to ensuring the strategic and coherent development as well as the financial support of Québec research, establish the necessary partnerships to carry out their mission, and promote and support knowledge mobilization.


Claude Pinel
Director, Programs and Partnerships
Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies
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