IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Competitive Research

The program in suspended for September 2016. Unless otherwise stipulated, the next competition will be held in early 2017.

The Competitive Research Program is intended for researchers who wish to conduct an occupational health and safety research project. The work may include studies, analyses, conception or development carried out according to a scientific process and likely to contribute to the advancement of knowledge.

Eligibility

An applicant who files an application as a principal investigator must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, hold a doctorate or the equivalent, and hold a position as a professor or teacher in a Québec post-secondary educational or research establishment.

The principal investigator is responsible for the intellectual direction of the proposed research, performs the administrative duties related to the grant, and acts as the contact person with the IRSST. Only one person may play this role.

Submissions

Two competitions are held annually. Applications should be received by the first Tuesday in September and February at the latest using the Research Protocol Form Guide.

Approval Procedures

  • Submission of the “Research Protocol” form. Send the form by e-mail to the research management advisor for the research field concerned.
  • Verification of compliance. The application form is first checked to establish its compliance with the eligibility criteria and the form’s guidelines.
  • Decision on Relevance and Priority. The protocol is forwarded to the IRSST's governing bodies, which evaluates the project's relevance and priority based on its conformity to the IRSST's mandate and guiding principles
  • Evaluation of the protocol. The project’s scientific merit is evaluated through peer review. Consult "Evaluation Criteria for Research Protocols".
  • Recommendation on project funding. The Scientific Advisory Board then issues a recommendation on project funding, taking into account the evaluations done in the previous steps.
  • Announcement of the decision. An award letter, accompanied by the “Timetable and Instalment Procedures” form, is sent to all grant recipients.