Postdoctoral Training - Career Transition Award National Institutes of Health (NIH)-FRQS (Phase 1) / 2016-2017


Competition year :



Deadline (application) :

October 15th, 2015, 4:30 PM


Amount :

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


Duration :

2 or 3 years


Announcement of results :

April 2016



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 researchers 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 2016.


Program Description


Forms  (for information) (in French)




Evaluation grids (for information) (in French)

First application