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Ralph McGinn Postdoctoral Fellowship

WorkSafeBC is seeking recent doctoral graduates who are training for careers as academic researchers in occupational health and safety or work disability.

This competition is open to recent doctoral graduates (within four years of completing their Ph.D.) who hold a postdoctoral position at a Canadian university or research institution.

The Ralph McGinn Postdoctoral Fellowship award is designed to foster the development of occupational health and safety and work disability research in B.C. and across Canada. The award was established to commemorate the tremendous contributions of Ralph McGinn, a lifelong advocate and leader in the field of occupational health and safety, and former chair of the WorkSafeBC Board of Directors.

Awards are $50,000 annually for two years, with the option to renew for a third year upon successful reapplication. Awards will be provided based on the quality of the proposed research, relevance to occupational health and safety and our research priorities, prior research contributions, and the postdoctoral training environment.

About Research Services

WorkSafeBC is dedicated to achieving a province free from injury, disease, and death. To achieve this vision, our Research Services department funds projects that provide insight and solutions to real issues faced by workers, employers, and WorkSafeBC.

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Application Procedures

Please visit the Ralph McGinn Postdoctoral Fellowship webpage for application procedures.

Eligibility Requirements

Please visit the Ralph McGinn Postdoctoral Fellowship webpage for eligibility information.

Evaluation Criteria

Please visit the Ralph McGinn Postdoctoral Fellowship webpage for evaluation criteria.


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