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Academics, researchers and organisations are being given the chance to bid for £25,000 towards a study, following the launch of B&CE Charitable Trust’s Occupational Health Research Award for 2019/20.

The annual award offers interested parties the opportunity to apply for a grant for research into improving health-at-work for people in construction.

The award has previously funded research at universities across the country and this year the Charitable Trust is keen to build on this success.

The trust wants to hear from UK-based organisations, such as charities, occupational health practitioners and accredited research organisations who have an idea that will:

• Make a significant difference to the health-at-work of construction workers

• Help tackle occupational health issues in construction

• Help make an important scientific contribution to the construction industry

Previous winners have included Loughborough University, which won the award in 2018 after the panel of judges were impressed by its proposal to launch a study into the issue of musculoskeletal disorders in the construction industry. A year earlier Manchester University and the University of the West of England (UWE) were awarded the grant to fund research into designing for occupational health of construction workers.

Roy Porter, of B&CE Charitable Trust, said: “Our parent organisation has its roots firmly in construction, which is why we are extremely proud of the Occupational Health Research Award, which focuses on the welfare of those who work within the industry.

“We are keen to hear from both institutions and individuals with a vested interest in the advancement of occupational health within the building and construction industry.”

To apply for the grant visit:

Deadline for entries is January 23rd 2020.

Notes to editor:

1. B&CE’s Charitable Trust was set up in 1991 to give back to the construction industry by providing help for people working in construction in times of need, including grants towards education, financial support and retraining. It has given out more than £3.5 million in charitable donations. It is based at B&CE’s headquarters in Manor Royal, Crawley.