Guest Professor from Québec (competitive)
This grant is aimed at encouraging better understanding of Québec in the United States through university teaching in priority areas such as political science, the economy, international relations, the environment, culture and the French language.
This section of the program is intended for full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members at accredited U.S. four-year colleges and universities.
The Ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur (MRIFCE) defrays the salary of the visiting professor, up to a maximum of US$1,200 per week, and a two-way ticket for transportation from and to Québec. The host university may supplement the salary of the visiting professor if it so wishes. Accommodation and other expenses are the responsibility of the host university or the visiting professor.
The full amount of the grant will be paid upon the signing of the grant agreement. A final report must be submitted by February 28, 2013. Receipts for the visiting professor’s travel expenses must be provided with this report.
The visiting professor must be from Québec and must teach at least 45 hours of exclusively Québec content, in one or more subjects, during a single academic term, at the undergraduate, master’s or doctoral level.
The host university must also propose a schedule of complementary activities for the visiting professor (e.g., participation in conferences or conventions).
Applications must be submitted by December 9, 2013..
- complete the online application form (PDF, 58 Ko)
- send their application, including all required documents,to the appropriate Québec government office in the United States:
The application must include:
- a project abstract (maximum of 250 words);
- a detailed description of the project specifying:
- the project goals,
- the project’s relevance to the development Québec studies in the United States,
- the syllabus of the course to be taught, including a course description,
- the level or levels at which the course will be given (undergraduate, master’s and/or doctoral) and the number of hours,
- the schedule of activities;
- a description of the complementary on- and off-campus activities organized for the visiting professor;
- a detailed budget describing the anticipated expenditures;
- the applicant’s full contact information and curriculum vitae (maximum of five pages);
- the guest professor’s curriculum vitae;
- at least one reference letter from the applicant’s university, confirming the holding of the proposed course at the university.
Upon receipt of the application:
- the Québec government office in the United States will send the applicant a notice of receipt;
- a selection committee comprised of representatives of the Québec and U.S. academic communities, of the International Association of Québec Studies and of the American Council for Quebec Studies, and presided over by the MRIFCE, will analyse the application;
- the main selection criteria will be as follows: the project’s originality and relevance to Québec and/or its relations with the United States; the researcher’s interest in Québec and academic profile; relevance of the course taught by the visiting Québec professor (academic field, number of hours, potential number of students, etc.), the quality and number of secondary activities organized (forums offered to the professor to give lectures, participation of the professor in other courses, organization of a stay in Québec for university students, etc.); the project’s impact;
- all applicants will be notified about the results of their applications by the Québec government office, normally within 90 days following the application deadline.