The IRSST’s Research Fund and Partnerships Division is pleased to announce the launch of the 2023–2024 competition for the Research Project Grant Program.
The IRSST has announced three research priorities for this year’s competition:
1. Battery EVs and hybrid EVs: handling batteries and OHS risks:
Identification and estimation of the risks associated with handling batteries of electric/hybrid vehicles in garages and car dealerships, as well as ways of controlling and reducing these risks in workplaces (e.g., training, tools and equipment, personal and collective protective equipment, work space).
2. Controlling violence in the workplace:
- The level of development, implementation and effectiveness of measures and practices used by organizations to control workplace violence in the most heavily affected sectors.
- Effective organizational practices and interventions for preventing conjugal violence in the workplace, by enterprise size.
At least one project for each of the three priorities will be funded. Notwithstanding the priorities identified, the competition is open to all research initiatives aligning with one of the themes in the Institute’s reference framework for OHS research.
The total funding envelope is $3,000,000 and the maximum amount per project is $360,000, including indirect expenses.
Deadline for submitting a letter of intent: September 18, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.