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

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Research Grants

The IRSST funds projects carried out by researchers from universities or scientific organizations in Québec in order to increase OHS research efforts.

The grant programs of the IRSST’s Research Fund subsidize projects carried out by researchers from Québec universities or scientific organizations to increase efforts devoted to OHS research.

Research Subjects

The IRSST’s grant programs are designed to support research on subjects related to occupational health and safety (OHS), innovative subjects, or emerging OHS problems. 

Research funded by the IRSST must yield possible solutions or recommendations for improving occupational injury prevention, rehabilitation, and the sustainable return to work of injured workers.


Types of Grants Offered


Guidelines, Policies and Procedures

Please consult the various guidelines, policies, and procedures before submitting your application:


Former Programs

The IRSST’s Research Fund Division maintains its support to recipients of grants awarded under the former programs.

Contact us

General Information and Submission of Applications
514 IRSST 288-1551, ext 201

Research Management Advisors:

Sustainable Prevention and Work Environment
Rodica Tcaciuc
514 IRSST 288-1551, ext 202

Chemical and Biological Hazard Prevention
Chantal Tellier
514 IRSST 288-1551, ext 270

Mechanical and Physical Risk Prevention
Chantal Tellier
514 IRSST 288-1551, ext 270

Occupational Rehabilitation
Rodica Tcaciuc
514 IRSST 288-1551, ext 202

Financial follow-up
Arianne Kubat
514 IRSST 288-1551, ext 275

Important Dates

Research Project Grants

Letter of intent:

  • Deadline: September 19, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
  • Announcement of the retained letters of intent: November 28, 2022

Full Application:

  • Deadline: January 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST
  • Announcement of results: June 20, 2023

Research Program Grants (This Program is Closed)

Notice of Intent:

  • Deadline: December 13, 2021 at 4 p.m. EST
  • Announcement of the retained notices of intent: March 30, 2022

Full Application:

  • Deadline: May 24, 2022 at 4 p.m. EDT
  • Announcement of results: October 19, 2022