Postdoctoral Training - Career Transition Award National Institutes of Health (NIH)-FRQS (Phase 1) / 2015-2016


Competition year :



Deadline (application) :

October 15th, 2014, 11:59 PM


Amount :

US$44,000 to US$59,000 per year


Duration :

2 or 3 years


Announcement of results :

April 2015



This career transition awards program aims to establish a long term career path for postdoctoral fellows from Québec who possess exceptional scientific abilities and ensure that recipients receive the support required to pursue careers as independent esearchers upon their return to Québec.

The program (5 to 6 years) involves two phases:
• Phase 1 (2 to 3 years): Postdoctoral training/career advancement at the NIH;
• Phase 2 (2 to 3 years): Salary support (career award) and operating grant to facilitate the recipient's return to Québec after training at the NIH and provide support as he/she embarks on a career as an independent researcher (faculty position in a Québec university or research centre). Phase 2 will be launched in Summer 2015.

Program description (PDF)


Forms (in French)




Evaluation grids (for information)

First application