Short-term Research Missions Québec-Bavaria


Competition year :



Deadline (application) :

August 23rd, 2016, 4:30 PM


Amount :

Maximum of $ 2 500 for round-trip transportation plus daily living allowance


Duration :

1 to 3 months


Announcement of results :

September 2016



This program follows the signature, in 2014, of a MoU between the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts, the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS). The objectives of this program for short-term missions are to promote international mobility between Quebec and Bavaria and to foster sustained cooperation between researchers from Bavaria and Quebec in specific research areas.

The following research areas are prioritized:

  • Aging

  • Climate change

  • Northern development

  • Digital technology

  • Renewable energies

Program rules that prevail are those of the PDF version.
Program rules

Note: These program rules are for Quebec researchers. The equivalent for researchers from Bavaria can be found on the BayFOR website.





This program is open to:

  • FRQNT researchers: university researchers (CHU and CHUN) or institutional researchers (CE)

  • FRQS researchers: independent investigators and independent clinical investigators.

For a definition of each status, consult the FRQ Common General Rules, Annex 1c.


The researchers must:

  • Be affiliated with a Quebec university

  • Be Canadian citizens or permanent residents as defined in section 2.1 of the FRQ Common General Rules

  • Be domiciled in Québec

  • Have received an invitation letter from a researcher from Bavaria affiliated with a university or a university of applied sciences that receives funding from the Bavarian government, or a researcher from KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, ESFH, or KSFH


Researchers must comply with the ethical regulations as defined in the sections 5.3 and 5.4 of the FRQ Common General Rules




Transmission of the documents (PDF documents only)

Applications have to be sent electronically to Manon Pelletier (, program manager at FRQS.
The e-mail transmission date and time will be considered as proof of the date and time of sending.


Any missing document or document that is not in conformity with the program rules and forms
may result in the ineligibility of the funding application.


  • Full application form (Word)

  • Canadian common CV, Funding CV version for FRQNT or FRQS (updated since June 2014)

  • Detailed contributions updated since June 2014 (attachment required through the FRQNT or FRQS Electronic Portfolio on the Canadian Common CV page), consult the Guidelines for the CV attachment available in the toolbox

  • Motivation letter outlining the potential benefits of the mission from the researcher from Bavaria welcoming the researcher from Quebec. The researcher from Bavaria must be a university researcher or the equivalent according to the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) status. The researcher from Bavaria is invited to prior contact the manager of the Bavaria-Québec project from BayFOR

  • CV of the researcher from Bavaria





The duration of the stay is from 1 to 3 months.

The stay must begin no earlier than September 15th, 2016 and must finish by December 15th, 2016, at the latest.





The grant covers:

  • Round-trip transportation, economy class (up to CAD$2,500)

  • Daily living allowance (up to CAD$2,500 per month)

A maximum of three (3) grants will be jointly offered by FRQNT and FRQS.

Indirect research costs

This program does not benefit from the amount paid out by FRQNT or FRQS to cover indirect costs of research of the institutions.




The following criteria will be used to evaluate the applications:


  • Quality of research track record of the scientists from Quebec and Bavaria

  • Complementarity of the researchers' methodologies, subject-specific competencies and collaboration

  • Benefits from existing scientific collaboration, if applicable

Research project

  • Added value of the project in terms of collaboration

  • Scientific merit of the project and potential benefits

  • Realism of the mission duration




Submission of reports

In accepting the grant, the applicants agree to submit scientific and financial reports, following the rules and by the deadlines determined by FRQNT and FRQS.

Use and dissemination of the results by partners

The grantees authorize the partners to use final report and published research outputs (scientific publications, conferences, symposia, conventions or e-publication) for reproduction, translation, execution or public extension purposes through whatever means or for any other non-commercial purposes, provided there is no infringement of copyright law.

Knowledge mobilization

The FRQNT and FRQS encourage awardees to conduct and participate in knowledge mobilization activities (transfer, sharing, development, enhancement and dissemination) with practice settings and the general public, where such activities are relevant. Please read the document Knowledge Mobilization in the toolbox.




In submitting an application, the applicant must:





Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR)

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT)

Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS)