The BCSP Foundation actively engages in dialogue and design to advance the profession of safety and the fundamental work performed by those individuals serving on the front lines of securing our global community by addressing environmental, health and safety concerns. Click an opportunity below to begin an application process.

The BCSP Foundation is hosting a poster session during their 2023 Research and Innovation Summit. The Foundation wants to support revolutionary research methods and solutions by allowing individuals to present their research in a one-day poster session on August 8, 2023. Selected students will need to arrive in Indianapolis, IN, by the morning of August 7, 2023, for set-up and preliminary activities. 

Each poster session will be presented on a tabletop/easel within a networking conference area. Each poster will be reviewed by a committee of diverse industry professionals. A select few may be featured in the Foundation's journal, SHIFT. Selected participants will be notified by May 1st.

If selected, the Foundation will cover travel expenses (airfare, car rental, mileage, etc.) up to $500, lodging, and registration cost for the entire R&I Summit, which takes place August 8-10, 2023. The Foundation will communicate directly with selected presenters regarding expense reimbursement procedures.

Eligibility Requirements:

The poster competition is open to students currently enrolled in an academic institution who have recently engaged in a noteworthy, scholarly investigation or safety research study in the environmental, health, and safety (ESH) field. The student will also be asked to provide (3) references in support of the submitted research. 

Priority should be given to recent work, including work still in progress, for which the student has had primary responsibility (i.e., qualifies as first author). Thesis research for a master's or doctoral degree at the school is eligible for presentation, either as a report on work in progress or as a final report. For completed work (e.g., a thesis already defended), the date of completion of the investigation or study should be no greater than 18 months prior to the poster competition. 

-The student submitting must be the first author.

-The student should prepare a short statement indicating the scope of the submitted research that is being considered for the poster session presentation.

*Please note that applicants may only submit one poster to the competition.* 

We are always interested in safety industry experts and pioneers eager to share their knowledge and innovative ideas with current and future safety leaders. If you are interested in presenting at the 2023 Virtual Career Fair taking place on April 28th, 2023, please fill out the speaker submission form. All presentations will be pre-recorded sessions with a live Q&A session, with a total length of one hour; speakers must be available during your assigned session time for live Q&A. 

Speakers will be notified by March 24, 2023. Final pre-recorded session files will be due no later than April 14, 2023. Deadlines must be kept in order to have your presentation included on the final agenda.

Speakers will be responsible for the following:
-Submitted through the speaker submission form

  • Speaker bio/resume
  • Speaker presentation abstract
  • Speaker photo

-Final pre-recorded files are due by the stated deadline in mp4 file format.

-Live Q&A during the assigned session time

By submitting this speaker submission form:

  • I grant BCSP Foundation a royalty-free license to use and distribute my presentation (including all handouts and visual presentations) both during and after the Virtual Career Fair. I understand that this license does not change the fact that I retain copyright ownership of my presentation and does not prohibit me from using my presentation in any way or from allowing others to use it.
  • I authorize BCSP Foundation to use my name, photo, and biographical data in connection with the use and promotion of the program.
  • To the best of my knowledge, my presentation does not violate any proprietary or personal rights of others (including any copyright, trademark, and privacy rights), is factually accurate and contains nothing defamatory or otherwise unlawful. I have the full authority to enter into this agreement and have obtained all necessary permissions or licenses from any individuals or organizations whose material is included or used in my presentation.

**Please keep in mind that all presentations will be reviewed by Foundation leadership for accuracy, adherence to BCSP Foundation standards, and to ensure the presentation is educational in nature and matches the session description. BCSP Foundation reserves the right to make changes to any presentation, with speaker approval.**

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