Montréal, May 26, 2021 – The Chief Scientist of Québec is pleased to announce the launch of the second edition of the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) Engage program. The new version of the program is designed as a science culture initiative that will allow Quebecers to learn more about the scientific method and become familiar with the world of research.

A two-phase program

The program consists of two phases: the Startup phase ($15,000, one year), during which the citizens and researchers get to know each other and develop a participatory approach to a question proposed by the citizen, and the Action phase ($30,000, one year) during which the duos carry out their project.
Consult the program rules for the Startup phase

Calling on Quebecers

Quebecers from all walks of life have until July 8 to submit their science questions. The program is intended for people who do not have the opportunity to interact with the research community.
Consult the call for questions #1Question2Science

Then, until September 23, The FRQ will invite the members of the research community to look at the submitted questions, and to form duos to carry out participatory science projects.

Contact and information

Margaux Gourdal
Program Manager
Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et Technologies