Program to Release College Researchers from their Teaching Duties (CHZ)


Deadline (application) :

Any time

Amount :

Release from teaching duties: up to $40,000/year / Statutory supplement: $7,000/year

Duration :

Variable, on an annual basis

Announcement of results :





  •  Enable college researchers to contribute to the technological, economic, social and cultural development of Québec society;
  •  Support collaborations between university and college professors on research projects, programs and topics;
  •  Foster the emergence and consolidation of research activities in colleges;
  •  Help college researchers initiate their students to research;
  •  Enable college researchers to contribute to regional development in collaboration with local stakeholders.

In keeping with its Knowledge Mobilization Strategy the Fonds encourages funding recipients to carry out knowledge mobilization activities (transfer, sharing, valorization, dissemination, etc.) for the general public, whenever such activities are relevant in the context of their research.

In accordance with the Fonds de recherche du Québec open access policy for the dissemination of research , all funding recipients must agree to provide open access to their scientific publications no later than 12 months after publication. To learn more about the FRQ’s requirements on this subject, please visit our page on open science.

Finally, the Fonds de recherche du Québec wish to contribute to supporting a research ecosystem based on equity, diversity and inclusion. Measures have been put in place to strengthen the integration of these principles. Funding recipients are also encouraged to consider them in the context of their research activities. For more information, please visit our website .




To be deemed eligible, applicants must have the status of College Researcher as defined in the CGR  (“Definitions”, p. 5).

The eligibility of the college researchers who are requesting:

1.     a release from teaching duties


2.     a statutory supplement

is assessed at the same time as the eligibility of the funding application to which they are identified.

To help support the integration of their researchers in Fonds programs that allow this, college institutions are encouraged to complete the process of being recognized to manage FRQ funding before the submission of any funding applications. For more information, please refer to our website and Section 6 of the CGR.


Last Modified: February 26, 2021