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SQRC Research Support Program

Opportunity Name2021-24 Research Support Program (PAR)
AgencySecrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes (SQRC)
ValueUp to $100,000
Indirect CostsIneligible
DurationSingle-year projects – Up to 12 months 
Multi-year projects – Up to 3 years 
Application due to FSc RO at for full review10 business days prior to submission to agency
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review5 business days prior to submission to agency
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review2 business days prior to submission to agency, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency Applications must be submitted at least 60 business days before the project or activity is scheduled to begin. 

To support the development and dissemination of knowledge to contribute to a better understanding of Québec and its Canadian relations. 

More specifically, the Program targets 

  • an increase in research and other activities on the themes of intergovernmental affairs, Québec studies, and the Canadian Francophonie; 
  • more visibility for research findings and studies, through symposiums and publications; 
  • increased participation by researchers from Québec and elsewhere in Canada in activities to produce and disseminate knowledge; 
  • the emergence of a new generation of researchers working on intergovernmental affairs, Québec studies and the Canadian Francophonie. 

The program has the following three components:

  • Intergovernmental affairs; 
  • Québec studies; 
  • the Canadian Francophonie. 

Submitted projects must focus on: 

  • Conducting research and studies 
  • Disseminating knowledge through publications, contributing to academic knowledge-sharing platforms and sharing scientific research findings using dynamic communication tools 
  • Organizing or participating in meetings that foster discussion between Québec, Canadian and international researchers during major events held in Québec, the rest of Canada and aboard


To be eligible for the Program, applicants must have a connection with

  • a university-level institution;
  • a general and vocational college (CÉGEP);
  • a research centre affiliated with a post-secondary institution;
  • an association of researchers.

Full eligibility requirements here.

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at