The mission of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) is as follows:
- to promote and provide financial support for all areas of research in the field of health, including basic, clinical and epidemiological research, research in the field of public health and research in the field of health services;
- to promote and provide financial support for the dissemination of scientific knowledge in fields of health research;
- to promote and provide financial support for the training of researchers through merit scholarships for graduate and postgraduate students and persons who engage in postdoctoral research and through professional development scholarships for persons who wish to re-enter the research community;
- to create any necessary partnership, in particular with universities, colleges and health care institutions, and the government departments and public bodies concerned.