Other Funding Sources

The FRQS provides financial support for the top-performing members of the scientific community as its budgets allow.

The researchers have access to other funding sources as well. Here is a non exhaustive list of those organizations grouped in two categories with their hyperlink.

This list is not intended to identify organizations for which scientific evaluation is recognized by the FRQS.

Note to granting organizations

Subject to specific criteria, the FRQS may accredit other granting organizations not listed here. To submit your organization, kindly fill in the application form and send it by e-mail to Alima Alibhay who is in charge of the research centres program and responsible for the FRQS accreditation of granting agencies. Any request for addition or removal of a granting agency must first be sent to him.

The list of accredited granting agencies posted on the FRQS website may differ from the one in the Register of centres:

  • Only those organizations that are still in operation are listed below;
  • If an organization changes its name, this is the last label that is displayed (the previous name may be indicated as reference);
  • If an organization is no longer accredited by the FRSQ, it is removed from the list.


This list is available to you as reference. For more information about a specific organization, please contact the people in charge of the funding program of this organization. The FRSQ is not responsible for the use of such a list for funding request purposes.

Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (in French only)
Alzheimer Society of Canada

ALS Canada

Arthritis Society
Banting Research Foundation
Brain Canada Foundation
Canada Council for the Arts
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
Canada Research Chairs
Canadian Association of Gastroenterology
Canadian Association of General Surgeons
Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute
Canadian Dermatology Foundation
Canadian Diabetes Association
Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR)
Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
Canadian Hemophilia Society
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Canadian Liver Foundation
Canadian Lung Association
Canadian Orthopaedic Association
Canadian Society for Clinical Investigation
Canadian Stroke Consortium
Cancer Research Society
CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network
Consortium québécois sur la découverte du médicament (CQDM)
Crohn's & Colitis Canada
Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Dairy Farmers of Canada, The
Diabetes Québec
ECHO Foundation
Eye Disease Foundation
Flax Council of Canada
Fondation de l'ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (in French only)
Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT)
Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS)
Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FRQSC)
Foundation Fighting Blindness, The
Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO)
Genome Québec
Health Minds Canada
Heart & Stroke Foundation
Huntington Society of Canada
Hypertension Canada
Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST)
Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS)
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Kidney Foundation of Canada, The
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
Max Bell Foundation
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Ministère de la Santé et des Services Sociaux (MSSS)
Ministère de l'Économie, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation (MEIE)
Ministère de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche (MEESR)
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
National Crime Prevention Centre's (NCPC)
National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
National Research Council Canada (NRCC)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada
Northern Contaminants Program
Office des personnes handicapées du Québec (OPHQ) (in French only)
Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
Parkinson Canada
Pfizer Cardiovascular Research Awards Program
Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada
Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation
Quebec Lung Association
Rick Hansen Foundation
Rick Hansen Institute
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Savoy Foundation (epilepsy)
Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Société Québécoise d'Hypertension Artérielle (in French only)
Terry Fox Research Institute
Thyroid Foundation of Canada



This list is available to you as reference. For more information about a specific organization, please contact the people in charge of the funding program of this organization. The FRSQ is not responsible for the use of such a list for funding request purposes.

Alzheimer's Association
American College of Clinical Pharmacy
American College of Phlebology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Foundation for AIDS Research
American Heart Association
American Institute for Cancer Research
American Parkinson Disease Association
American Society of Nephrology
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
AO Foundation
Association française contre les myopathies (AFM-Téléthon)
Autism Speaks
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
BrightFocus Foundation
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Dana Foundation
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Dermatology Foundation
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
European Smokeless Tobacco Research Council (ESTOC)
Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Canada Society
Fanconi Anemia Research Fund Inc.
Fédération française de cardiologie
Francis Family Foundation
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)
Huntington's Disease Society of America
Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM)
International Psychoanalytical Association
James S. McDonnell Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Lalor Foundation
Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
MacArthur Foundation
March of Dimes Foundation
Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
National Institutes of Health et ses instituts affiliés (NIH)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Orthopædic Trauma Association
PKD Foundation - Polycystic Kidney Disease
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Roche Organ Transplantation Research Foundation (ROTRF)
Simons Foundation
United States Army Medical Research and Material Command
Whitaker International Program
World Health Organization (WHO)