Competition year : 

Deadline (pre-request) : 
October 16th, 2019 at 16:00 (EST)

Deadline (application) : 
December 16th, 2019 at 16:00 (EST)

Announcement of results : 
April, 2020

Amount : 
$40 000 / year

Duration : 
3 years


Due to exceptional circumstances and global concern over the coronavirus epidemic, the FRQSC and the NNSFC are announcing the postponement of the program results until further notice. The FRQSC will communicate with the applicants as soon as possible. All information on the future results date will be updated on this webpage.

The FRQSC thanks you for your understanding and extends its sympathy to those affected in China and around the world.

Proposed by  :

The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC)

Click here to consult the full call for proposals


The purpose of this call for proposals is to support innovative international research projects focusing on Smart Cities and Big Data, involving researchers from China and Québec. It will encourage major scientific breakthroughs in the short and medium terms by combining and potentiating the strengths, expertise and sources of structural leverage of both countries, as well as fostering knowledge translation.

This call for proposals is led jointly by:

  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
  • Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC)

NSFC and FRQSC will act jointly as the call secretariat for proposals.

The conditions and requirements specific to each research funding agency (referred in blue in this document) are available in the Toolbox of the FRQSC website page and on the NSFC website.