QART: Quebec Autism Research Training (QART) Program

QART is a competitive program that attracts and trains outstanding graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in order to support their career development in their area of choice. Trainees are enrolled in the program for a maximum of three years, where they benefit from:

  • Fellowship and flexible funding to support training and mobility
  • The Annual Summer School: an intensive learning and interactive environment with mentors with diverse expertise and other trainees across Quebec
  • A ‘Training Passport’, that facilitates their participation in career development activities throughout the year


QART welcomes Canadian and foreign applicants who meet the criteria below:

  • Enrolled in a Masters, Doctorate or Post-doctoral program in a Québec university at the start of the award.
  • The supervisor is a regular researcher who is a member of TACC
  • The applicant’s research must be related to at least one of TACC’s research axes: 1) genetics, 2) cellular and animal models, 3) cognition or 4) brain development/imaging of autism.
  • Applicants who hold funding from a federal or provincial granting agency may still apply, but must decline the QART financial fellowship, taking advantage of other program benefits.


QART searches for outstanding trainees carrying out multidisciplinary, innovative or translational projects. Applicants are evaluated based on  FRQ-S criteria.

2019 Competition

Program opens: December 6 2018
Application deadline: February 28 2019 at 15:00 (2018 Application Form: For reference only)
Results announced April 30, 2019
Summer School: August 19-23, 2019
Start of fellowship (if applicable): September 2, 2019