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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
IR-01 Initiatives inter-réseaux ThéCell - RBIQ / Inter-network initiatives ThéCell - QBIN 2019-11-01 12:00:00 2019-12-20 23:00 Inter-networks TheCell Please log in if you wish to apply


Funding for Trainees

Support scholarships for foreign students
We are pleased to provide scholarships to foreign Master’s and PhD students ($5000 and $7000 respectively) in the field of bio-imaging who are ineligible to apply for the regular funding competitions of national and international agencies. Applications will be evaluated based on the quality of the proposed project, training environment, and academic record.

Support scholarships for postdocs
We are pleased to provide scholarships to postdoctoral researchers without other scholarships ($7000). Applications will be evaluated based on the quality of the proposed project, training environment, and academic record.

Travel Allowance
QBIN offers a $500 travel allowance for student and postdoc members 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
In addition to the standard travel allowance, QBIN offers funding for students and postdocs who wish to travel abroad to complete training relevant to their research (up to $4000). Applications will be evaluated based on the quality of the research project and the relevance of the training to be undertaken during the travel.


Funding for PIs and Regular Members

Pilot Projects ($12,500)
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 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
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
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