FRQ renews its agreement with Mitacs to ensure success

Montréal, QC — Mitacs and the Fonds de recherche du Québec — Nature and technologies sector (FRQ) are renewing their partnership agreement to offer up-and-coming university-level researchers scholarships and paid research internships at a Quebec institution. 

The programs offered through this partnership are as follows: 

Valued at $6,000, this fellowship enables graduating undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from strategic clusters or networks financed by the Fonds de recherche du Québec — Nature et technologies sector to take part in an international exchange to carry out research projects lasting 12 to 24 weeks. 

These 12-week internships enable international undergraduate students to carry out supervised research projects in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering at a Quebec university. 

Valued at $15,000, these fellowships enable former interns who have benefited from an undergraduate Globalink Research Internship at a Quebec institution to return and pursue graduate studies at a Quebec university. This program is intended to retain students with previous research experience in Quebec. 


“Supporting the next generation of researchers is a top priority for our organization. The renewal of our agreement with Mitacs is excellent news for university student interns, who will be able to develop their talents and maximize their research potential. I’m delighted that we’re able to offer these practical training and research project experiences again this year.”



“We’re delighted to be strengthening our partnership with the Fonds de recherche du Québec — Nature et technologies sector this year. This new agreement will enable us to continue creating and strengthening international research collaborations between Quebec researchers and others from around the world, consolidating Quebec’s position as a leader in international research. Together, we’re helping to prepare a new generation of researchers and innovators who will make a significant contribution to the scientific and technological advancement of Quebec.”


About the Fonds de recherche du Québec 

Reporting to the Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Energy, the mission of the Fonds de recherche du Québec is to ensure the strategic and coherent development of Quebec research and to support it financially; to support the training of researchers; to establish partnerships to achieve its mission; to support the mobilization of knowledge; and to promote research and science in French, in the natural sciences and engineering, health sciences, social sciences and humanities. To find out more, visit Fonds de recherche du Québec. 

About Mitacs 

Mitacs strives to bring innovation to more people in more places in Canada and around the world. Mitacs simplifies things for people wishing to invest in new knowledge by giving them access to elite research, flexible project plans and joint investment in talent.  

Mitacs is a not-for-profit organization funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, the Government of British Columbia, Research Manitoba, the Government of New Brunswick, the Government of Nova Scotia, the Government of Ontario, Innovation PEI, the Government of Quebec, the Government of Saskatchewan, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Government of Yukon. Learn more at