The Government of Québec and the Welsh Government invite you to submit an application for financial support to carry out a cooperation project contributing to the recovery from COVID-19 pandemic.
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As per the Declaration of Intent on collaboration between the Welsh Government and the Government of Québec signed on 25 February 2020, but without being limited by the foregoing, the Welsh Government and the Government of Québec jointly developed a call for proposals originally covering the fields of culture, research and innovation, and sustainability. The Welsh Government and the Government of Québec, hereafter the parties, have been in close collaborative dialogue since then with the aim of developing concrete tangible cooperation.
The joint call for proposals between the parties seeks to respond and contribute to the recovery efforts from COVID-19 by:
Promoting cooperation between research centres and researchers in targeted fields of interest on both sides
Promoting cooperation in economic development
Favouring a better mutual understanding through the consolidation of networks and sharing of expertise
Promoting sustainable development in each society.
Sectors of cooperation
The present call for proposals is open to all sectors in research and innovation and in sustainability. However, certain fields will be prioritised:
Economy, science and innovation
Those fields will be prioritised:
life sciences (telemedicine, research on vaccines, pandemics, medical technologies)
cyber security (related to telework, secured data, online commerce)
Cooperation project support must not substitute the support usually granted by other financing organisations. Please note that financial support per project per year granted by the Government of Québec cannot exceed $7,500 CAD and £4,300 GBP by the Welsh Government.
In Wales, the call will be open to applicants who have a permanent base in the country.
In Québec, the head of the project must have Canadian citizenship or have permanent residency.
Involve one partner from Wales and one partner from Québec
Be completed within 12 months after the announcement of funding is made or no later than March 31st 2022
Be submitted as a complete application file both at the Welsh Government International Relations Department, and the ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec
For more information, visit https://gov.wales/quebec-wales-collaboration-2020-html