Support for scientific production

The Quebec Population Health Research Network (RRSPQ) is pleased to announce its support for scientific publications program.

The purpose of this program is to financially support network members for the publication of scientific work (books, articles, scientific productions making use of new communication media) dealing with a topic related to health populations research and the activities of the QPHRN strategic groupings.

SG may hold a similar competition, consult their pages

Click on "Applications" for more information


The Quebec Population Health Research Network (RRSPQ) is pleased to announce its support for scientific publications program. The purpose of this program is to financially support network members for the publication of scientific work (books, articles, ...) dealing with a topic related to health populations research and preferably with the activities of its strategic groupings.

This support can cover :

  • Edition and translation costs
  • Open access fees. Please, note that articles that are already published cannot be submitted in this competition, unless the journal regulations allows a modification of the publication so as to explicitly acknowledge the financial support of the Network.
  • Costs of scientific productions making use of new communication media

Eligible projects are those that fall within the mission of RRSPQ and that achieve the objectives of the latter (see

This support cannot be used to pay an author or a research assistant (for instance to perform a systemtaic review).


  •  “Regular researcher” or “student” members of RRSPQ – in any team of researchers / authors or groups of researchers / authors whose publication deals with a topic related to research in population health – are eligible for this contest.
  • The applicant must be the first author.
  • Publications, which may be in French or English, will have to join one of the strategic priorities of the Network (see Strategic Priorities). Publications can focus on research issues in population health, methods or results of original research.
  • The publication of the same work cannot be funded more than once by the QPHRN and/or its strategic groupings or training programs.
  • A same author can apply and/or appear as a coauthor in several applications to the current "Support for publications" competitions of the SG and the RRSPQ. Yet, in order to provide all the Network members with a fair access to this financial support, a same author cannot be funded more than once per year in these competitions. If any author appears in multiple applications, priority may be given to the application that gets the highest evaluation score.
  • A same QPHRN student member can apply to various annual competitions launched by the QPHRN and its SG but he/she cannot be awarded more than $5,000 per year. 


Applications must be submitted as one single attachment (Microsoft Word or PDF file) via electronic mail – by mentioning “Competition – scientific publications” as the subject – no later than the submission’s deadline day at the following address:

Content of Applications

Please download the application form to know more about the expected content of your submission.


Applications will be evaluated by a committee established by the Steering Committee and the results will be announced during the month following the submission.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Current state of publication progress – priority will be given to the most advanced projects
  • Preference will be given to works that will be the result of interdisciplinary, interinstitutional or intersectorial collaborations between several authors.
  • Quality, originality, and innovative nature of the publication
  • Congruity with the mission, goals and strategic priorities of the Network
  • Ability to support the advancement of reflection and research in population health, impact of the research and knowledge transfer
  • Ability of national and international influence
  • Leverage effect:  structuring impact, creation of new collaborations, international reach, …
  • For books: quality of dissemination plan
  • Quality of journal or publisher - Please, beware of predatory journals! (See

Recipients’ commitments

  • Funded authors will be reimbursed (up to the amount announced) under presentation of invoices and receipts.
  • Funded authors must inform the Network about any evolution in the publication process. If the publication is rejected, they agree to re-submit their manuscript, following needed changes. They must send a copy of the publication published to serve as a scientific report.
  • Funded authors will explicitly mention the Network financial contribution in the publication. The following acknowledgment is suggested: “The authors thank the Quebec Population Health Research Network (QPHRN) for its contribution to the financing of this publication”
  • Funded authors must do a presentation in regard to the publication at the Annual Scientific Meeting following the publication of their work.
  • Funded authors agree to post the title and abstract of the publication on the QPHRN website.

SGs may hold a similar competition, consult their pages


To be announced

Application deadline

To be announced


Application form



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