QES – Advanced Scholars

About QES – Advanced Scholars

Thanks to the generous financial support of $10 million from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and $2.5 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Centre (SSHRC), the QES program expanded its reach to support doctoral researchers, post-doctoral fellows and early career researchers from Canada and Low-and-Middle Income countries (LMICs) to develop solutions to complex national and global challenges. The QES-AS focuses on institutional capacity strengthening of the partner institutions from the Global South and is expected to engage approximately 420 researchers in international research projects, contributing to improved global talent exchange between Canada and other nations.

University coordinators

The following section provides important resources and reporting templates for Canadian universities.

QES-AS Handbook for Canadian Universities

The QES-AS Handbook for Canadian Universities expands upon the terms and conditions outlined in the Contribution Agreement and is designed to help Canadian universities understand the requirements of the Advanced Scholars phase of the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program (QES-AS). Canadian universities must review all sections carefully.

Reporting requirements

Please submit all reports to qes-as@univcan.ca.

Annual narrative report

As part of the funding agreement, an annual report (narrative) must be submitted via the portal no later than April 30, 2019. The template will be available at the end of February 2019. The report will need to include information on the following:

  • Individual scholars – Universities must provide information on each QES-AS funded scholar who began their scholarship during the reporting period.
  • LMIC partner institution – Information needs to be provided on each LMIC partner institution, active during the reporting period.
  • Research partner – Research partner(s) must provide information on every QES-AS funded scholar who began their scholarship during the reporting period.

Financial reporting

The Financial Report template allows for continuous reporting, to the end of the current program, December 31, 2020. If you are unsure which reporting template to use, please contact qes-as@univcan.ca.

The next Quarterly Report, for the period ending March 31, 2019 is due no later than April 30, 2019.

The QES-AS is made possible with financial support from:

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Universities Canada