The IRSST’s Fonds de recherche invites both research centres and public and private organizations to form partnerships for the purpose of developing collaborative initiatives. These would include the co-funding of occupational health and research projects aimed at developing scientific knowledge and generating potential benefits for workplaces.
The partnerships sought by the IRSST can take different forms. They could, for example, involve collaboration agreements to
- co-fund a single OHS project,
- co-fund one or more projects on an annual or multi-annual basis, or
- loan the services of a member of the IRSST’s scientific team to help carry out an OHS project.
The research projects defined in the partnership agreements could, for example, involve producing or carrying out
- a state-of-the art review,
- exploratory or feasibility-related activities,
- new initiatives,
- activities prerequisite to developing a larger-scale project; or
- specific or emerging research activities requiring expertise unavailable at the IRSST.
Public or private organizations prepared to co-fund research initiatives carried out by researchers who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and affiliated with a Québec research institution or post-secondary educational institution are eligible to form such partnerships. In addition, research projects defined within the partnership agreements between the IRSST and collaborating organizations must also follow the Institute’s general guidelines regarding eligible expenses and ethical considerations, if applicable.
For 2022, the IRSST plans to allocate a maximum amount of $100,000 for the co-funding of all research projects included in the partnership agreements signed. For subsequent years, the budget could be increased, depending on the funding available.
How to Indicate Your Interest
Interested organizations are asked to contact Sylvain Pelletier, director of the Research Fund Division.
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Launch of two new research grant competitions
The IRSST’s Research Fund has also launched two competitions related to its new research grant programs: project grants and program grants.
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