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Research Partnerships in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

The IRSST promotes the development of collaborative initiatives that include the co-funding of OHS research projects.

The IRSST’s Research Fund and Partnerships Division is calling for partnership proposals for the purpose of developing collaborative initiatives aimed at co-funding OHS research projects. The IRSST’s contribution must not exceed 50% of the total budget for each of the proposed research projects. 

The collaborative (partnership) initiatives may involve – without being limited to – promoting OHS research, conducting surveys, producing statistical portraits or state-of-the-art reviews, or funding the purchase of testing equipment. The research projects may be carried out over one or more years. They must comply with the IRSST’s general rules regarding eligible expenses and ethical considerations, if applicable. These partnerships may not be used to fund projects or applicants that might qualify for our regular grant programs. 


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For the years 2022 and 2023, the IRSST’s Research Fund Division plans to allocate a maximum amount of $100,000 per year 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.


Eligibility Requirements

Public or private organizations (such as groups or networks of researchers, research hubs, action and research centres), interested in co-funding research projects carried out by researchers who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and are affiliated with a Québec research institution or post-secondary educational institution are eligible for this program. 

Research projects defined within partnership agreements between the IRSST and collaborating organizations must also follow the general guidelines for the IRSST’s grant programs regarding eligible expenses and ethical considerations, as the case may be.

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