June 2, 2022 – At its meeting on May 31, 2022, the board of directors of the Fonds de recherche du Québec — Santé (FRQS) approved $121.9M in awards and grants (new awards and commitments) for 2022-2023.

In terms of new funding announced on June 2, the FRQS is handing out 123 new master’s awards, 275 new doctoral awards and 71 new postdoctoral awards this year. These 469 new awards represent a total of $11.8M for 2022-2023.

Taking into consideration its previous commitments, the FRQS will dedicate a total of $23.5M to research training through scholarship, fellowship and internship programs.

144 new career awards were also announced on June 2, representing about $8M. These are part of an investment of more than $33.3M by the FRQS to support careers in research (new awards and commitments).

Grants for partnership research projects, including international collaborations, come to a total of $12.9M. Research groups (including research centres and institutes, thematic networks, strategic clusters and affiliated university centres) will also receive $52.2M from the FRQS in 2022-2023.

In addition, the Fonds Santé will contribute $4.7M to initiatives to tackle major societal challenges: sustainable development and the impacts of climate change and digital technologies; demographic change and ageing; entrepreneurship and creativity; and a fourth new science and society component. These amounts include not only new funding offers, but also applications the FRQS had already committed to funding.


“I offer my sincere congratulations to the recipients of FRQS awards and grants. These researchers and students embody the excellence, dynamism and creativity of Québec’s scientific community in the health sciences. The work of these scientists, whether on cancer, human genetics, infectious and immune diseases, population health or ageing, contributes to the well-being of the population and to sustainable health. As they continue to seek bold solutions to today’s health challenges, we can only applaud their commitment to improving care and prevention, so that we can all live healthier lives!”

–       Carole Jabet, Scientific Director, FRQS

The detailed results of the competitions are available on the Competition Results page.

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