Montréal and Québec, July 21, 2021. The call of the Chief Scientist of Quebec through the Engage program has been very popular. During the last weeks, Quebecers have proposed more than 70 questions on various subjects like racial discrimination, mental health, variations on some animal populations, and in different domains of education, engineering and philosophy. Look at the questions.

The Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) invite now researchers from Quebec to look at the submitted questions and to form duos with citizens to propose participatory science projects, before September 23.  

The new version of the Engage 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. For researchers, this program is also an opportunity to innovate and to develop a participatory approach within their domain of expertise.

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.

Contact and information

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