Graduate Studies Scholarship and postdoctoral fellowship program in occupational health and safety

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Thematic scholarships in mechanical risk

An action strategy has been launched to encourage the new generation of researchers to investigate problems related specifically to mechanical risks (e.g. cuts, lacerations, needle punctures, crushing, contact with machines, falls from heights, slipping and falling, and trench cave-ins). Four scholarships will therefore be awarded to applicants whose subject of study is related to the prevention of such mechanical risks, which may be associated with worker/machine interactions or targeted by the use of protective equipment.

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Thematic scholarship on road safety

In 2011, transportation accidents ranked first among causes of mortality in accidents at work. Recognizing the prevalence of work-related road accidents, the IRSST has launched a new thematic scholarship at the master's or doctoral level on the theme of road safety at work. This scholarship will be awarded to an applicant whose subject of study relates to both the identification of the causal factors and the prevention of road accidents in connection with the driving of vehicles for work.

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2016-2017 Competition

Graduate scholarships and postdoctoral fellowship are intended for master's, doctoral and postdoctoral candidates whose research program deals specifically with the prevention of industrial accidents and occupational diseases or the rehabilitation of affected workers.

To find out whether your research interests correspond to the IRSST's priorities, please consult the list of priority fields of research.

2016-2017 Competition Deadline : October 21st, 2015

Available Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholarships and Fellowships Types

Annual Value

Master’s scholarship


Master’s scholarship supplement


Doctoral scholarship


Doctoral scholarship outside Québec


Doctoral scholarship supplement


Postdoctoral fellowship in Québec


IRSST guest postdoctoral fellowship


Postdoctoral fellowship outside Québec


Contact us

Michel Asselin
Research advisor
Coordinator of the Graduate Scholarship Program

By telephone
(514) 288-1551, ext. 377

By e-mail
[email protected]

By mail
Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST)
Graduate Scholarship Program
505, De Maisonneuve Blvd West
Montréal (Québec) H3A 3C2


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