How we can help

There are many ways that CROSH researchers and students can help your organization. Here are a few examples:

  • Synthesize existing evidence-based research
  • Data analysis (graphing, statistics)
  • Knowledge Transfer Exchange development
  • Technical reports
  • Project design: data collection, analysis, peer-reviewed journal publication
  • Assist with grant writing

Research Partnership Options Include:

  • Student Internships
  • Mitacs Grants
  • NSERC Scholarships
  • NSERC Alliance Grants
  • NOAMA Grants
  • Seed Grants

You can find details about each option below:

Student Internships

CROSH funds student internships that enable our students to partner with organizations and assist them with a workplace-identified occupational health and safety problem at no cost to the organization.

  • No cost to the workplace
  • 150-hours duration (~10 hours/week)
  • Student internship projects can involve data analysis, literature reviews, knowledge transfer and exchange material development, and more
  • Workplace gets access to specialized CROSH equipment and other resources (e.g. experts in a field) through the student intern
  • Intellectual property is retained by the workplace

Learn more: https://crosh.ca/team/crosh-internship-program/

Mitacs

Mitacs programs fund students or early-career researchers to partner with organizations to assist with occupational health and safety-related research projects.

Mitacs Accelerate

  • Masters or PhD student
  • 4-6 month duration (student spends 50% at academic institution; 50% at workplace)
  • Workplace contributes $7500
  • Student researcher receives $15,000
  • Workplace gets access to specialized CROSH equipment
  • Intellectual property is not retained by workplace; student researcher must be able to anonymously publish results

Mitacs Elevate

  • Post-doctoral researcher
  • 1-year duration
  • Workplace contributes $30,000 (minimum)
  • Researcher receives $55,000
  • Workplace gets access to specialized CROSH equipment
  • Intellectual property is not retained by workplace; researcher must be able to anonymously publish results
Mitacs (Accelerate)Mitacs (Elevate)
Partner Contribution$7,500$30,000 (min)
Student Researcher Receives$15,000$55,000 (+$5,000 equipment, etc.)
Researcher LevelM, PhDPostdoctoral Researcher
Researcher Time4-6 months (50% at academic institution, 50% at workplace)1 year
Number of Projects1Variable
Specialized Equipment Accessible?YesYes
Intellectual Property Retained by Partner?NoNo

NSERC Scholarships

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) offers a variety of scholarships that enable students and early-career researchers to partner with workplaces to conduct occupational health and safety research.

  • Most scholarships require no financial input from the workplace
  • Durations range from 4 months to 3 years
  • In most cases, intellectual property is not retained by the partner

Undergraduate Student Research Award

  • Partner contributes $1,125; student receives $4,500
  • 4-months long
  • Intellectual property is retained by the partner

Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s

  • Partner contributes $0; student receives $17,500
  • 1-year long while in school full-time
  • Access to specialized CROSH equipment

Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral

  • Partner contributes $0; student receives $21,000 to $35,000 per year
  • Up to 3 years, while in school full-time
  • Access to specialized CROSH equipment

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Partner contributes $0; student receives $70,000 per year
  • Up to 2 years
  • Access to specialized CROSH equipment
USRACGS-MCGS-DBanting Postdoctoral Fellowship
Partner Contribution$1,125$0$0$0
Student Researcher Receives$4,500$17,500$21,000 to $35,000 per year$70,000 per year
Researcher LevelUGMPhDPostdoctoral Researcher
Researcher Time4 months1 year (while in school full-time)Up to 3 years (while in school full-time)Up to 2 years
Number of ProjectsVariableVariableVariableVariable
Specialized Equipment Accessible?NoYesYesYes
Intellectual Property Retained by Partner?YesNoNoNo

NSERC Alliance Grants

SSHRC and CIHR grants are available (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council; Canadian Institutes of Health Research).

  • $30,000 to $1 million per year
  • Workplace partner contributes 33% to 50% of cost
  • 1 to 5 years in duration
  • Researchers can be undergraduates, master’s, or doctoral students as well as postdoctoral researchers
  • Intellectual property is not retained by the workplace
  • Access to specialized CROSH equipment
NSERC Alliance (SSHRC, CIHR)
Partner Contribution33.3 – 50%
Student Researcher Receives$30,000 to $1 million per year
Researcher LevelUG, M, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher
Researcher Time1 year minimum; 5 year maximum
Number of ProjectsVariable
Specialized Equipment Accessible?Yes
Intellectual Property Retained by Partner?No

NOAMA Grants

NOAMA (Northern Ontario Academic Medicine Association) grants are designed to pair medical doctors (MDs) with PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in order to complete a single research project in one year.

  • $50,000 per year
  • No financial cost to workplace partner
  • Principle Investigator is a medical doctor
  • 1-year longIntellectual property is not retained by the workplace
  • Access to specialized CROSH equipment
NOAMA
Partner Contribution$0
Student Researcher Receives~$50,000
Researcher LevelPhD, Postdoctoral Researcher
Researcher Time1-year
Number of Projects1
Specialized Equipment Accessible?Yes
Intellectual Property Retained by Partner?No

Seed Grants

CROSH Seed Grants are intended to kick-start research on an occupational health and safety topic.

  • $10,000, funded by CROSH
  • No financial input required from workplace
  • Principle Investigator is a CROSH faculty researcher
  • Can include undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral students as well as postdoctoral researchers

See previous years’ seed grants: https://crosh.ca/research/seed-grants/

Seed Grants
Partner Contribution$0
Student Researcher Receives$10,000 (max)
Researcher LevelUG, M, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher
Researcher Time1-year
Number of Projects1
Specialized Equipment Accessible?Yes
Intellectual Property Retained by Partner?No

What level of student should you work with?

Undergraduate Students

Strengths
  • Literature reviews and reporting
  • Data analysis
  • Graphing
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Trend analysis
  • Small project research design (with Supervision)
  • Knowledge Transfer and Exchange (KTE) Material

Master’s Students

Thesis:

1-2 research projects/experiments

Strengths:
  • Design experiments (with Supervision)
  • Data collection (with Supervision)
  • Data analysis
  • Statistical analysis with variable isolation
  • General linear modelling
  • Post-hoc analysis
  • Write a peer-reviewed journal publication (with Supervision)
  • Research presentations (with Supervision)

Doctoral (PhD) Students

Thesis:

1-3 research projects/experiments

Strengths:
  • Design experiments (Scope assessed by Supervisor)
  • Ethics applications
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Advanced statistical modelling and variable isolation
  • Write peer-reviewed journal publications
  • Present research to multiple audiences

Postdoctoral Researchers

A trained expert in research who is in the early stages of their career.

Strengths:
  • Meet with partners
  • Grant writing
  • Design experiments
  • Ethics applications
  • Data collection/analysis
  • Write peer-reviewed journal publications
  • Present research to multiple audiences