FRQ-S Grants - Clarification on admissibility of student awards

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Published: 25Sep2019

This message is sent out on behalf of Linda Augello, Associate Director, Research Grants & Contracts, CFI, Research Financial Management Services, Financial Services


Please take note of the following updates in regards to the eligibility of student awards on the FRQ-S “subvention d’etablissement” grants (also referred to as the “Starting Grant for New Investigators” on the FRQ-S page):

  • All subvention d’etablissement grants awarded to McGill University by FRQ-S on July 1, 2018 and onwards
    • Student awards are not allowed
  • All subvention d’etablissement grants awarded to McGill University by FRQ-S before July 1, 2018 (ex. July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020)
    • Student awards are allowed for the entire period of the grant as the rules were not in effect at the time the grant was awarded
    • Researchers are not permitted to spend the entire grant on a student stipends
    • In June 2020, should the researcher has an unspent balance and requests an extension from FRQ-S, student awards will no longer be eligible as of the approved extension date

For more information, please refer to this FRQ-S website, Section 9: Starting Grant for New Investigators – Junior 1.

As always, if you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us at researchadministrator.osr [at] mcgill.ca.

Thank you.