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Fonds de recherche sur la santé

Young Investigators Support: Intercenter Mentorship and Project

Created in April 2012 by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS), the Research Network on CardioMetabolic health, Diabetes and Obesity aims to develop research excellence in these areas, to transfer knowledge and to foster the use of new knowledge so as to promote quality of life for all Quebecers.

The network is launching its contest Young Investigators Support: Intercenter Mentorship and Project for 2021-2024 open for young Quebec researchers at the beginning of their careers. The purpose of this program is to promote the optimal integration of promising young researchers in the Quebec CMDO network and the Canadian research community. Two aspects are covered by this support: a mentoring plan and the research program (intercenter projects will be promoted). First, the application must have a 2-year mentorship program. This mentorship involves a young researcher (regular CMOD member), an internal mentor and an external mentor. The internal mentor (regular CMDO member) is affiliated with the same research center as the young researcher. The external mentor is affiliated with another research center in Quebec, Canada (eg a member of Action Diabetes Canada) or internationally. Second, the grant can be used to start a project or fund an ongoing project to accelerate the start of a young researcher’s career. Two (2) supports per year will be funded based on their excellence.

The eligibility criteria and the method of evaluation are described in the guide. The winning researchers must have been in a researcher position for 5 years or less, have an excellent scientific research program, propose an approved mentoring plan and demonstrates a structuring effect on research within the network. The winners will receive a financial support of $15,000 over two years to support their intercenter scientific activities.

Deadlines for submitting applications are as follows:

  • June 21, 2021, for internships beginning between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022.
  • November 10, 2021, for internships beginning between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.

Applications submitted late, incomplete or not meeting the eligibility criteria will not be evaluated.

The young researcher and mentors affiliated to a research center in Quebec must join the network before applying to the grant. Three follow-up reports will be requested from the winner: after one year of mentorship and the end of the funding period, and at one-year post financing period to document the impact of this mentorship.

It is always important to take the rules and criteria before completing the Form (Open PDF file (top of page) to see the details in the questionnaire).


Any request for additional information may be sent to the Research Network on CardioMetabolic health, Diabetes and Obesity (CMDO), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke , Division of endocrinology, CRCHUS, Tel: 819 346-1110 ext 12703, email: info@rrcmdo.ca.