The Alberta Ministry of Labour is announcing its fifth year of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Futures – Research Funding Program. OHS Futures formalizes the way researchers, institutions, industry, and labour organizations across Canada access funding for OHS research. The program links government with experts for the purpose of enhancing OHS knowledge and capacity within the province.
OHS Futures is accepting Notices of Intent for projects that support the prevention of occupational injury, illness, and disease in Alberta workplaces. The notice of intent submission period opens today (the Notice of Intent fillable form is available on the OHS Futures website[work.alberta.ca]) and closes March 19, 2018.
- Please note that if you do not submit a Notice of Intent you will not be eligible to apply for OHS Futures grant funding.
- Once the Notice of Intent is submitted, it will be reviewed to ensure that it is complete, that the proposed research project meets the eligibility criteria and research priorities, and that the proposed research is pertinent to workers and workplaces in Alberta.
- Success at this stage will result in an invitation to submit an application. The invitation to submit a full application form does not guarantee funding. A completed application is required, and will be adjudicated accordingly.
- OHS Program staff are here to provide feedback on your Notice of Intent and to mentor you through the application process. Meetings will be set up to discuss your research idea prior to you completing the full application.
Please visit the OHS Futures website[work.alberta.ca] for information on research priorities, the grant agreement, applicant eligibility, the review process, data sharing, and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act under which the information you provide is being collected.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Karina Thomas at
SEEKING EXTERNAL REVIEWERS
We are seeking external reviewers for our OHS Futures applications. If you know of graduate students (Ph.D. preferred) or post-doctoral students in fields related to occupational disease and injury prevention who would be willing and able to review applications and fill out our standardized review form, please let us know or have them contact us at to indicate their interest and provide us with their CV. Reviews are expected to occur between the months of May and July 2018.
Dr. Lisa Ross-Rodriguez, MSc, PhD
Director | Occupational Disease and Injury Prevention
OHS Policy and Program Development | Alberta Labour