The notice of intent is used to:
Determine the Principal Investigators' eligibility
Assess the relevance of the application based on the program's objectives
Establish a peer review committee with relevant expertise
Only applicants with eligible notices of intent will be invited, by e-mail from the FRQS, to submit a complete application.
The list of Principal Investigators invited to submit a full application, including their respective affiliation, project title and keywords, will be posted publicly on the FRQS and Oncopole websites with the aim of encouraging the consolidation of teams that have submitted notices of intent on similar themes.
In case of project consolidation following the publication of the projects invited to submit a complete application:
A Co-Investigator of a project will not be allowed to become the Principal Investigator of the consolidated team. However, a Principal Investigator may participate in the consolidated project as a Principal Investigator or a Co-Investigator. The scientific themes of the consolidated project must be the same as those of the initial projects.
The research team composition and the scientific themes of the consolidated project must be validated with the FRQS before submitting the complete application to ensure that the merged project remains eligible.
For other full applications without team consolidation:
Modifications, including adding or removing names, to the list of Co-Investigators will be allowed. Principal Investigators, as well as the managing institution, must remain the same as those of the notice of intent.
Please ensure that research statuses of researchers added to a complete application meet the definitions provided in the Common General Rules.