Sherbrooke and Eastern
Type of Organization
The FRSQ (Fonds de la recherche en santÃ© du QuÃ©bec) is a non-profit funding agency created in 1964, under the Act Respecting the MinistÃ¨re du DÃ©veloppement Ã©conomique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation.
We report to the Minister in charge of QuÃ©bec's department for economic development, innovation and export trade (ministÃ¨re du DÃ©veloppement Ã©conomique, de lâ€™Innovation et de lâ€™Exportation) and our mandate is to implement government strategy with respect to human health research as presented in the QuÃ©bec Research and Innovation Strategy.
The FRSQ was established in 1964 by QuÃ©bec's health department under the name Conseil de recherches mÃ©dicales. A pioneer in both QuÃ©bec and Canada, the FRSQ advised the health minister in matters of medical research. Forty years later, the FRSQ plays a leading role in planning and coordinating the development of health research in QuÃ©bec.
The FRSQ allocates $90 million annually in awards and grants for public-sector research into human health carried out today in universities and hospital-based research centres. We fund projects using any of the recognized methodologies (basic, clinical, epidemiological, public health, health services and the social determinants of health). To fulfil our mission and maximize the economic and health benefits of scientific investigation, we invest in:
-top-performing research investigators and students
-research centres, groups and networks
-excellence, innovation and the dissemination of knowledge
-social responsibility and ethical practices
-synergy and partnership