Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, and to ensure the health and safety of its employees and its entire network, the IRSST has introduced a number of exceptional measures.
Our research teams are hard at work responding to the requests we have received in connection with COVID-19 and OHS. We are also conducting scientific watch activities in order to make the knowledge produced in Québec and elsewhere in the world available to the public. We invite you to visit the COVID-19 and OHS Web page (available in French only) on the IRSST Web site to consult this information, which will be continually updated.
Slowdown in some of the IRSST’s activities
Doing its part in the collective effort requested by the government to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRSST has introduced a number of exceptional measures to ensure the health and safety of its employees and respond to the requests from its network. The Institute asks all its employees to work from home, except for those who provide essential services. We are continuing to ensure that our activities are maintained. We ask you to communicate with our employees by email, not by phone, to ensure ongoing communication.
Research grant programs
Regular outside research grant programs have been suspended until June 30, 2021, which means that no new proposal (research design, letter of intent or protocol) will be accepted from outside researchers.
The scholarship program
The 2021-2022 competition is underway. The deadline to apply is October 21, 2020.
IRSST/Ambassadors’ Club Joint Award
This competition has been postponed until further notice.
Thank you for your understanding.
President and CEO
Last Updated: December 17, 2020