Graduate scholarships for internships in a college center for technology transfer (CCTT)

Graduate scholarships for internships in a college center for technology transfer (CCTT) in Canada


Competition year:


Deadline (application):

February 1st, 2021, 4 PM


$ 7,000


A deposit

Announcement of results:

Beginning of March 2021

Program rules


You will be able to describe in your funding request the impacts that the circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic may have had on your research or training activities over the past few months, so that this information can be taken into account. in evaluating your request. Please consult the document “Taking into account the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the evaluation of funding requests”  for more information.




The purpose of this scholarship program is to promote the development of the skills of the intern and to promote collaboration with the college research community.


Target customers

This program is for students 2 e and 3 e cycles wishing to do an internship in a practical environment attached to a college-level educational institution.


Eligibility conditions

  •  Be registered full-time in a 2 nd or 3 rd cycle program (research or professional profile) at a university in Quebec. Firmware is not eligible;
  •  Do an internship in a college center for technology transfer in Quebec;
  •  Complete an internship in one of the fields covered by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies ( );
  •  The candidate’s study program or research project must be related to the activities proposed for the internship;
  •  The internship can begin at any time between April 1, 2021 and January 15, 2022;
  •  The selected person must have an FRQnet account.


Constitution of the request for financial assistance and required documents

Those interested should contact their university directly.

Academic institutions can transmit to the Québec Research Fund – Nature and technologies a main application and a reservist candidacy no later than 1 st February 2021. For the selection of candidates, the suggested selection criteria are:

  1. The quality of the academic record; and
  2. The motivation letter of the candidate.

Interested university institutions must send the following documents by email to :

  1. The pre-selection form;
  2. Transcripts (official or not) for all years of university studies completed, completed or not;
  3. The motivation letter of the candidate;
  4. A brief letter from the research director confirming that the candidate’s study program or research project is related to the activities proposed for the internship.


Training period

The internship lasts at least 260 hours per quarter .



At the end of the internship, the person who received the scholarship must send the Fund a certificate of attendance signed by his internship supervisor. She must also make an internship report in which she briefly describes her activities and achievements.


Ethics and responsible conduct in research

7.1 Responsible conduct in research

Any person or institution receiving a grant must subscribe to best practices in research ethics and scientific integrity. See the Common General Rules for more details.

This includes the declaration by the principal investigator of the project and the managing institution that there is no presence of real or apparent conflicts of interest which could influence the application evaluation process.

It is necessary to refer to the RGC for any question relating to responsible conduct of research, the protection of personal information and confidentiality, intellectual property as well as the protection of academic freedom.

7.2 intellectual property

Sharing of intellectual property rights and exploitation rights: the sharing of rights must respect the principles defined by the Government of Quebec in the Action Plan: management of intellectual property in universities and establishments in the health network and social services (MRST, 2002) and RGC (art. 5.5).

Rights of the FRQNT concerning the summary of results, available in the final report form: The FRQNT may use the summary presenting the results of the project and their applications requested in the form of the final report, for reproduction, adaptation, publication, translation, communication to the public by any means (conference, websites, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) in respect of copyright and only for non-commercial purposes. A linguistic revision may be carried out prior to the broadcast, without further notice.


Integrity of the assessment process

Candidates and members of the evaluation committee must not communicate at any time about the selection process in progress. The identity of the members of the evaluation committees is also kept confidential in order to avoid any attempt at collusion.

The Funds reserve the right to withdraw from the competition any application that is the subject of improper intervention, attempted undue influence or collusion in the evaluation process, as stipulated by the Responsible Conduct Policy. in research.

The members of the Board of Directors of the Fund (FRQNT) do not intervene in the scientific evaluation process.

Candidates must not communicate with members of the evaluation committees at any time. Likewise, assessors should not communicate with applicants. The Funds reserve the right to withdraw from the competition an application that is the subject of inappropriate intervention, an attempt to undue influence or collusion in the evaluation process. See the Responsible Conduct of Research Policy for more details.

Anyone called upon to sit on an evaluation committee is bound to respect the strictest confidentiality with regard to the files evaluated, the composition of the committee, the deliberations and the recommendations made. Members of the evaluation committees and external experts must declare any conflict of interest and sign a written declaration to this effect.

All of these people have signed a confidentiality statement in which they have undertaken not to disclose any of the information to which they have had access within the framework of their mandate. They are also subject to confidentiality rules at the time of discussions.


Free access to research results

In accordance with the FRQ’s Open Access Distribution Policy, holders of a grant must undertake to make their scientific publications available in open access no later than 12 months after publication. To know the FRQ requirements on this subject, please consult our page on Open Science .


Equity, diversity and inclusion

The Quebec Research Funds aim to contribute to the support of a research ecosystem based on equity, diversity and inclusion. Measures have thus been put in place to strengthen the consideration of these principles.

In order to reduce the influence of unintentional prejudices in the scientific evaluation process, people who will participate in the peer review process at the Fonds de recherche du Québec will now be invited to follow a short online training. In order to avoid the duplication of requests from the scientific community, we have chosen to use the training module on unconscious prejudices,  developed by federal granting agencies and made available on the Canada Research Chairs website.

Although this training is not mandatory, we hope that a critical mass of evaluators will choose to take it in order to strengthen the fairness of the evaluation process. It should be noted that Fund staff members called upon to lead evaluation committees will have to follow the online training, as well as additional training.

The people we fund are also encouraged to prioritize these in the context of their research groups and activities. For more information, please see  our statements on equity, diversity and inclusion .


Liability of the Funds

The Funds make all reasonable efforts to ensure optimal service. However, they cannot be held responsible for any damage, direct or indirect, resulting from their treatment of letters of intent and grant requests. In addition, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, they cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from the unauthorized disclosure by the Funds of personal or confidential information.


False or misleading information

The Funds assume the good faith of the statements provided to them in funding requests or any other document submitted to them throughout the grant cycle, from the submission of the funding request to the final reports. Applicants and grant holders should be transparent and be rigorous and fair in their statements. They must be diligent in updating information relating to their situation, if applicable.

Under the Law on the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology(CQLR, chapter M-, a person who submits a request and who declares false or misleading information with a view to obtaining or having financial assistance obtained commits an offense, is liable to a fine and could be be refused any financial assistance for a period of up to five years. When a legal person commits such an infringement, an administrator or a representative of this legal person who had knowledge of the infringement may be liable to a fine. In addition, such a declaration constitutes a breach of responsible research conduct, as stipulated in the Policy on Responsible Conduct in Research of the Fonds de recherche du Québec, and may also be subject to sanctions in accordance with it.

The Funds reserve the right to immediately take any measure deemed useful in order to put an end to the use of public funds obtained on the basis of false or misleading information, as well as to initiate remedies to obtain compensation for the damages. damage suffered and, if applicable, reimbursement of the sums thus obtained.


General considerations

Grant holders must comply with the eligibility conditions in effect at the time of application, the program rules, as well as the Common General Rules , and this, throughout the period covered by the grant.

The FRQNT reserves the right to modify, without notice, the value of the scholarships and the program rules described in this document.


Coming into force

These rules apply to the 2021-2022 financial year


Contact person for this program

Michel Garceau
Leader Scholarships 2 e and 3 e cycles internship
Center College of Technology Transfer (CCTT)
Please note that the FRQNT does not accept collect telephone calls.
Applicants who communicate by e-mail must provide a telephone number where they can be reached.
Priority is given to requests for information sent by email.


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