April 27, 2023 – At its April 13, 2023, meeting, the board of directors of the Fonds de recherche du Québec— Santé (FRQS) approved $122.1 million in awards and grants (new awards and commitments) for 2023–2024.  

As announced on April 27, the FRQS is handing out 467 new awards this year: 128 new master’s awards, 273 new doctoral awards and 66 new postdoctoral awards, for a total of $14.8 million for 2023–2024. 

This amount will be added to the FRQS’s previous commitments, totalling $27 million in support for research training through scholarship, fellowship and internship programs.

An impressive 137 new career awards, representing about $7.3 million, were also announced. These awards are part of an investment of more than $32.5 million 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 $11.3 million. Research groups (including research centres and institutes, thematic networks, strategic clusters and affiliated university centres) will also receive $51.2 million from the FRQS in 2023–2024. 

In addition, the FRQS will contribute $5.5 million 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 would like to congratulate all recipients of FRQS awards and grants, and I would like to thank the research community and students for their tireless efforts to find solutions for today’s health challenges. Our determined, innovative researchers contribute greatly to the sustainable health and well-being of Quebecers.” 
–       Carole Jabet, Scientific Director, FRQS 

Detailed results of the competitions are available on the Competition Results page. 

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