Scholarships and Awards

External Award: Research Training Awards

February 04, 2019

Research Training Awards are designed to foster the development of occupational health and safety research expertise in B.C. It supports the training of new researchers today who will be able to help answer the critical research questions of tomorrow.

Awards include a $20,000 stipend and a $2,500 research and travel allowance. Master's students receive one year of funding and doctoral students receive two years of funding. Recipients can apply to renew their grant for an additional year.

All standard terms and conditions apply to projects funded through Research Services. Please refer to the General Guidelines and Conditions for details.

Who can apply

Research Training Awards are available to highly-qualified graduate students at the master’s and doctoral level. To qualify, applicants need to be engaged in a full-time graduate studies program with a B.C. university. These awards enable students to undertake research training with a focus on occupational illness, injury and disability.

Funding opportunities

They generally issue a Request for Proposals each February. To learn about new opportunities, you can check this page regularly or sign up to receive automatic email notifications.


  • RFP launch: Friday, February 1, 2019
  • Application deadline: Friday, March 22 at 4 p.m.

How to apply

To apply, please submit the following forms by the deadline.

For more information, please review the General Guidelines and Conditions posted above.

Research topics

Research projects should align with the topics below:

  • Occupational injury and disease
  • Workplace exposures
  • Prevention of injury or disease
  • Treatment of injury or disease
  • Disability management, vocational rehabilitation, and return-to-work
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Any of the research priorities

In making funding decisions, they consider academic standing, the proposed research project, the research training environment, and letters of reference.

For more information, visit the WorkSafeBC website.

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