26 March 2021

Call for field activities for various audiences as part of En avant math!

The En avant math! initiative, under the initiative of CIRANO and the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM), made possible thanks to a grant from the Ministère des Finances du Québec, is launching a second call for field activities. These activities will be aimed at various audiences: preschool, elementary and secondary (including parent-child activities), college and university as well as activities for the general public. As the pandemic situation makes face-to-face activities more difficult to sustain, projects involving virtual, remote activities will be encouraged.


This is the second call for proposals with a total budget of $150,000. In order to be able to award multiple grants, the maximum amount awarded per application will not exceed $15,000 (including indirect research costs where applicable). We look forward to receiving applications for a variety of projects of different sizes.


Grants awarded may support existing or new programs or activities. Eligible expenses include salaries, travel, supplies and materials to support these activities. However, funds cannot be used to support research projects.


The projects submitted will be evaluated by a committee whose members come from the community and work in the fields of teaching and popularization of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).


No later than one year after the grant is awarded, project leaders must submit a final report that includes an assessment of the activities and their progress, a financial statement and a description of the project's impact.



Capacity of the candidates to carry out the project (30%)

  • Experience, training of the stakeholders in relation to the project
  • Commitment to achieving the objectives
  • Past collaborations
  • Networking and communication
  • Realistic budget forecast and budget justification
    • Letter of commitment from the host organization if applicable

Quality and originality of the project (30%)

  • Detailed and clear description of the project
  • Relevance to the target audience
  • Links with the objectives of "En avant math !"
  • Demonstrate that the project is feasible
  • Original or innovative aspects
  • Reasons why the activity should be carried out
  • Multiplier effect
  • Content focused on the mathematical sciences

Impact of the project and funding requested (40%)

  • Impact of the project (number of participants, number of meetings)
  • Adequacy of the anticipated impact with the amount requested
  • How the impact of the project will be assessed
  • Specific target groups
  • Potential for growth or replication
  • Support from target community (letters of recommendation)
  • Feedback from participants for recurring projects (testimonials, survey results, number of repeat participants, increasing demand for the program, etc.)



The application must contain the following elements:

  • Title of project
  • Name of the person responsible and affiliation
  • Name of collaborators and affiliation
  • Letter of commitment from the host organization, if applicable
  • Summary of the project
  • Description of the project taking into account the various evaluation criteria (maximum 5 pages)
  • Detailed and justified budget



Application deadline: April 16, 2021
Announcement of results: June 1, 2021
Grant duration: June 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022


Project proposals must be sent in PDF format to the competition coordinators:


Pour plus d’informations, consulter le site internet du projet En avant math!


For more information, visit En avant math! initiative's website