Calls for proposals

Inclusive Society Funding Opportunity 

Update January 2024

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The Inclusive Society Partnership Research Program is a funding opportunity. It will support collaborative research projects for up to $35,000.

The program will support innovative projects that aim to:

• produce concrete changes in the lives of people with disabilities

• support the transformation of associated ecosystems (caregivers, community organizations, public agencies)

• implement solutions to reduce the environmental and social barriers that people with disabilities face in their daily activities.

The principal partner must be a non-profit organization (NPO) that has a disability-related mission and a charitable number (e.g., a community-based organization). The research team submitting a project proposal includes two principal investigators, each representing a different scientific sector. The proposed project must cover at least two of the following three scientific sectors: Nature and Technology; Health; and Society and Culture.

*Researchers, as defined by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec. Definition

Interested in participating? Follow the steps below:

  1. Download the complete application kit 
  2. Submit your application before March 18th 2024, 5:00 pm.

Participants who intend to submit a proposal can benefit from the help of an intersectoral collaboration agent to connect with other researchers or partners. Do not hesitate to contact us if needed at

The results would be announced at the end of April 2024.


Some definitions

Intersectorality: A research and collaboration approach that brings together researchers from two or more disciplines or research practices on a common research object, problem, issue, method or question, in order to shed new light on common or shared issues.

Researchers as defined by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec. Definition p.5


Frequently asked questions

Does the main partner have to have a charity number?

The partner must be an NPO but it is not mandatory to have a charity number.

Can a CIUSSS be a partner?

The CIUSSS can be a partner but not the main partner of the application. The main partner receiving the funds must be an NPO.

Is it possible to apply for a continuation of a project that has already been funded?

Yes, it is possible

Can a partner or researchers based outside of Quebec respond to this call for proposals?

The partner or researcher based outside of Quebec would have to be associated with a team and a partner in Quebec who would assume responsibility for the project and manage the budget. The partner or researcher based outside of Quebec would not be eligible to receive funding. The principal investigators of the project must have a profile as defined by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec. Definition p.5

Can the NPO, the main partner of the project, not be in the field of disability?

Yes, if people with disabilities are actively involved in the project, in particular by being part of the research team. It is nevertheless recommended to involve in the project another partner who is in the field of disability.

Is it possible for a researcher to submit two projects?

Yes, it is possible to submit two applications, but the projects presented must be different. Please note that the evaluation committee may reserve the right to favor the diversity of the themes supported.

Can a non-profit organization submit two different projects as a principal partner? And receive funding for two projects?

Yes, it is possible.

Can a non-profit organization participate in one project as a lead partner and another project as a partner?

Yes, it is possible.

What role can Inclusive Society’s facilitator (ACI) play in the preparation of the application?

Inclusive Society’s facilitator (ACI) can provide support in developing the project and the partnership. For example, it can put the team in contact with partners or researchers, remind them of the intersectorality criteria, or review the project’s compliance with the eligibility criteria.

Documents to download

Complete application kit

Special thanks

The Inclusive Society Partnership Research Program is funded thanks to the support of the Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation and the Azrieli Foundation.