Applicants with a university undergraduate or Master's degree;
Health professionals with a valid licence to practice in Québec must apply to one or other of the following award programs:
Master's and Doctoral Training for Applicants With a Professional Degree in human health
Professional Postgraduate Training in Research (Fellowship)
Canadian citizens or permanent residents domiciled in Québec (as defined in the Common Rules and Regulations, art. 1.1), on the date the award becomes effective, or by June 30, 2014.
This status must remain in effect for the duration of the award.
Terms and conditions
Must be enrolled in a full-time Master's or doctoral program as of September 30, 2014.
Master's awards are intended for applicants who have been enrolled in a master's research program, since one year or less as of April 30, 2014.
Ph.D. awards are intended for applicants who have been enrolled in a doctoral research program for three years or less as of April 30, 2014.
Students enrolled in a doctoral research program straight after their bachelor's degree must first apply to the master's research program if they are eligible.
The number of enrolment years is calculated according to the application date for the master's program or doctoral program.
Students who have suspended their master's or doctoral studies to take parental leave may defer their period of eligibility for a maximum of one year.
If an applicant is a handicapped person in accordance with the Act ensuring handicapped persons their rights for academic, professional and social integration, the rules for registration do not apply. The duration of the award remains at 2 years for the Master's and 3 years for the Doctorate.
Applicants enrolling in a post-Master's qualification program in France (Diplôme d'études approfondies, D.E.A. or the equivalent) must apply to the Master's Training Program.
Master's training awards: At the time of applying, the applicant must have earned a grade point average of B+, or the equivalent, in university undergraduate studies.
Only grades for the degree presented for admission to the Master's or doctoral program will be considered.
Basic training in research ethics
Basic training in research ethics is compulsory for all FRQS awardees when their research project involves human subjects.
The term "research project involving human subjects" applies when the research project involves:
living human subjects
cadavers, human remains, tissues, biological fluids, gametes, embryos or fetuses, cells or genetic materials
personal information on file. Personal information is defined as information that enables a person to be identified.
This basic training consists of successful completion of Levels 1 and 3 of the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux On-line Tutorial in Research Ethics.
Awardees must complete this basic training within a year of receipt of a positive response concerning the FRQS award.
FRQS encourages awardees to obtain, when possible, one-credit research ethics training in addition to the compulsory basic training in research ethics.