Research community

The KHEOPS research community comprises researchers from Quebec and Canadian universities, as well as international universities. Their work fits into one of the two areas of our research program. This network also includes students and postdoctoral fellows.

The research community includes the following categories of researchers:

Principal researchers

These are professors with a position at an institute of higher education, who hold a doctorate and work in KHEOPS’ area of expertise. They undertake to work to achieve its research objectives and regularly take part in the consortium’s scientific activities. Principal researchers demonstrate a sustained commitment to KHEOPS’ activities, in research, dissemination and knowledge transfer. In addition, they work to highlight KHEOPS’ image. They are appointed by the KHEOPS Scientific Committee for a three-year term (renewable), based on the evaluation of their file (letter of intent and CV).

Associate researchers

These are professors with a position at an institute of higher education, who hold a doctorate and contribute to KHEOPS’ research projects and other scientific activities on an ad hoc or occasional basis. They also include researchers working in government agencies or public- or private-sector organizations and institutions, who hold a doctorate and contribute research time to scientific activities related to KHEOPS’ programming. They are appointed by the KHEOPS Scientific Committee for a three-year term (renewable), based on the evaluation of their file (letter of intent and CV).

Students and postdoctoral fellows

This group is composed of students in a master’s or doctoral program at a university and postdoctoral fellows. They participate actively in KHEOPS’ activities, for example by:

  • Preparing a master’s or doctoral project under the supervision of at least one principal or associate researcher at KHEOPS and on a topic related to the KHEOPS research areas;
  • Conducting a postdoctoral research project on a topic related to the KHEOPS research areas, under the supervision of at least one principal or associate researcher at KHEOPS;
  • Fulfilling a research assistant contract for KHEOPS or for a principal or associate researcher;
  • Receiving a KHEOPS scholarship.

KHEOPS students and postdoctoral fellows maintain their status as long as these conditions are respected and lose it once they are no longer met.

Honorary researchers

This is an honorary title conferred upon researchers who are carrying out, or have carried out, outstanding work in KHEOPS’ research areas. This honorary title may also be conferred upon principal researchers who have made an exceptional contribution to KHEOPS’ scientific activities and who have exercised a substantial influence on their development. Honorary researchers are appointed for life by the KHEOPS Scientific Committee.

Being part of the KHEOPS research community means

  • Belonging to a multidisciplinary network of researchers in Canada and abroad.
  • Having access to funding from KHEOPS calls for proposals.
  • Working with stakeholders in the field and KHEOPS’ partners and scientific collaborators at different levels (locally to globally).
  • Benefiting from the dissemination and exploitation of scientific outputs and initiatives in KHEOPS’ network.
  • Having support for scientific outreach and the development of knowledge mobilization activities.
  • Being an active member who participates in the consortium’s scientific programming.

How to join the research community 

Principal and associate researchers are appointed by the KHEOPS Scientific Committee for a three-year term (renewable), based on the evaluation of their file. The committee receives applications at any time.

Apply

Please send the following two documents to Alexandra Prohet:

  • a letter of intent explaining your interest in joining the KHEOPS research community, your future participation in the consortium’s activities and the researcher status you are applying for;
  • a research CV.

     

    Researchers who joined the KHEOPS research community before August 1, 2021, are asked to contact Alexandra Prohet to renew their membership.