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Funding Opportunities


QBIN offers a number of different funding opportunities for members of each career stage from students to senior researchers.


Currently open competitions

Competition  Start  Deadline Type
2019-2020 Allocation-congrès (500$) / Travel allowance ($500) 2019-03-01 15:55:00 2021-03-31 00:00 Congress Travel Allowance Please log in if you wish to apply
PP-19 Concours régulier de projets pilotes - Regular competition of pilot projet 2020-04-24 14:00:00 2020-06-05 17:00 Pilot Project Please log in if you wish to apply


Funding for Trainees


Support scholarships for MSc ($5000) and PhD ($7000) students

We are pleased to provide recruitment scholarships to Master’s and PhD students to undertake training in the field of bio-imaging. These scholarships are intended for applicants who have been enrolled in a master's or PhD research program for one year or less (three terms or less). The scholarships are non-renewable (can only be granted once per student) and cannot be held concurrently with a scholarship from a granting agency (e.g. CIHR, FRQS etc.). To apply, the applicant must be a QBIN student member and their supervisor must be a QBIN regular or emerging member. Applications will be evaluated based on the quality of the proposed project, training environment, and academic record of the student.


Support scholarships for postdocs ($7000)

We are pleased to provide support scholarships to postdoctoral researchers who do not hold a nominal fellowship. These scholarships are intended to help boost the CV of postdoctoral researchers in order to increase their chances of obtaining larger grants and fellowships in the future. To apply, the applicant must be a QBIN student member and their supervisor must be a QBIN regular or emerging member. Applications will be evaluated based on the quality of the proposed project, training environment, and academic record of the applicant.


Travel Allowance ($500)

Student and postdoc members of QBIN are eligible to apply for a travel allowance to attend national or international conferences to present their research in the field of bio-imaging. Travel allowances will be awarded at random, and at most two applications per lab/principal supervisor per year will be granted.


Training abroad (up to $4000)

In addition to the standard travel allowance, we offer funding for student and postdoc members who wish to travel abroad to complete training relevant to their research. Applications will be evaluated based on the quality of the research project and the relevance of the training to be undertaken during the stay abroad.


Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page for further information about funding for trainees.



Funding for PIs and Regular Members


Pilot Projects ($20,000) 

This program offers funding to support pilot projects related to planned multi-center and multidisciplinary bio-imaging projects in humans and/or animals. Priority will be given to young researchers who do not have research funds (to cover the cost of acquisition and image analysis), allowing them to collect preliminary data in preparation for grant applications to provincial, federal and international agencies. Second priority will be given to senior researchers who do not have financial resources dedicated to the use of bio-imaging techniques and who are committed to applying for funding to provincial, federal, and international agencies. The pilot project must lead to submission of a grant application to official agencies.


Strategic Initiatives ($50,000 renewable once)

The Strategic Initiatives program aims to provide funding for high risk - high gain projects with great potential to obtain future research funding. Successful projects will clearly help to further the development of bio-imaging research in Quebec by fostering collaboration between researchers from various disciplines and imaging modalities and by demonstrating high probability of real applications in health research. Projects may be fundamental or clinical in nature and must lead to submission of a grant application to official agencies.


Structuring computer tools ($10,000-15,000)

The structuring computer tools competition aims to enable the development of computer tools applied to biomedical imaging. A $10-15k financial support to cover part of the development costs will be available through this competition. The tools developed are designed to analyze, acquire or maintain images in a database in order to facilitate image analysis and image sharing.


Inter-network pilot projects ($20,000)

This program is designed to promote interactions between researchers from Quebec networks who conduct research on themes common to both partner networks. Funding amounts to $10,000 per network ($20,000 total). Proposed projects must focus on these themes. This funding is to be used for one or more of the following purposes:

  • Generate knowledge and data that can lead to a concrete clinical application or health care
  • Obtain sufficient preliminary data to allow the team to submit funding requests to the granting agencies
  • Leverage larger grants from partners to conduct a long-term research agenda
  • Enable Québec researchers to establish their leadership at the national and international levels in targeted research themes
  • Allow, as far as possible, to have an activity or a product dedicated to the transfer of knowledge to users or target populations