Research visit awards for researchers from outside of Québec
Three awards worth $2500 each
Purpose of the awards
These awards are intended to provide financial support for researchers from outside Québec who come here to do research in one or more Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) buildings to consult documents of a heritage nature.
Eligibility criteria and rules of use
For the purposes of the programme, the expression “researchers from outside of Québec” designates a researcher who is not a resident of Québec within the meaning of the Health Insurance Act (R.S.Q., ch. A-29) and who is not domiciled in Québec. Candidates for the awards for visiting researchers are attached to a recognized institution of higher learning or research not located in Québec. They cannot submit the same project more than twice. During their visit to BAnQ, they conduct research on an aspect or on a component of the archival fonds and heritage collections of the institution. They take part, during or after their visit, in promotional activities related to their research. Researchers from outside of Québec who have been granted an award under the Research support programme must wait four years before submitting a new project.
Duration of the visit
The BAnQ research visit last a minimum of 20 days and a maximum of 120 days.
A complete application includes
- A one-page* cover letter;
- The form [Word – 119 KB] (in French only) duly completed, dated and signed;
If you are unable to fill out this form, help is available. Please contact us by dialing 514 873-1101, extension 6572 (Montréal region) or 1 800 363-9028, extension 6572 (all regions of Québec outside the Montréal region).
- A research paper, namely a copy of a published article or analysis related to the candidate’s areas of research (maximum 15 pages*);
- A curriculum vitae.
* The extra pages will be removed from the file before it is given to the jury.
Language of applications
All items must be written in French or English. Any document in another language must be accompanied by a French translation certified by an accredited translator.
- Suitability of the project given the objective of promoting BAnQ's fonds and collections;
- Scientific quality of the research;
- Dissemination potential;
- Quality and relevance of academic and professional career.
Method of selection
Examination of applications by jury members who grant three visiting researcher awards.
Composition of the jury
Three members, including a faculty member at a Québec university, and two BAnQ representatives.
Competition closing date: March 1 (the files must be mailed no later than this date; the postmark serves as proof of the mailing date)
Announcement of jury’s decision: No later than June 15
Start date of award: Between July 1 and March 1, following the announcement of the jury’s decision