Research Funding Opportunities
QBIN offers a number of different funding opportunities for members of each career stage from students to senior researchers.
|Conference allowance ($500) 2022-2023||2023-03-31 00:00||Students and postdocs||More information »|
|Pilot projects ($20,000) 2022-2023||2022-09-30 23:30||Regular and emerging members||More information »|
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.
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.
Student and postdoc members of QBIN are eligible to apply for a conference allowance to attend national or international conferences to present their research in the field of bio-imaging. Conference allowances will be awarded at random, and at most two applications per lab/principal supervisor per year will be granted. The allowance will be in the form of a reimbursement to be paid after the conference or event has taken place. Applications for a conference allowance can be submitted at any time.
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.
The program offers funding in the amount of $20,000 to support pilot projects related to multi-center and multidisciplinary bio-imaging projects in humans and/or animal models. Applicants must be QBIN regular or emerging members (refer to our membership directory or become a member). Priority will be given to early career investigators, allowing them to collect preliminary data in preparation for grant applications to provincial, federal and international agencies. Second priority will be given to mid-career and senior researchers who are initiating new projects in bio-imaging and also require preliminary data . The pilot project must lead to the submission of a grant application to recognized 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.
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 $12,500 per network ($25,000 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