shapeimage_3Prior to travelling to the field, you are required to review the Carleton University Risk Management Manual and complete the appropriate Field Safety Form below (modified from Appendix B). Please also review the Safety section of this website for some planning considerations (training, emergency communication and insurance issues).

Please discuss all relevant field safety considerations with your supervisor well in advance of completing your field safety form or making travel plans. Numerous excursions to the same location(s) can be listed on one form and only one form is required per field project.

Please note that NSTP funding will not be released until the Field Safety Form has been approved.

IF YOU HAD NSTP FUNDING IN 2019-2020

If you received NSTP funding in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, field work must be completed by March 31, 2020.  Students were required to submit a draft version of the field safety form with their NSTP application and were provided feedback on their safety protocols along with the announcement of NSTP funding allocations in the following spring. However, a final version of the Field Safety Form must be completed and submitted to the Northern Research Committee Chair no later than five days prior to the field trip, or NSTP funding will be withheld.  This revised version will contain complete information on personnel emergency contact information and travel insurance and will address comments received on the draft version.

IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR NSTP FUNDING IN 2020/2021

If you are applying for NSTP funding for the upcoming fiscal year, field work must be completed between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.  Students are required to complete a draft version of the Field Safety Form by November 8, 2019 (the same deadline as for NSTP applications).  The field safety form must be submitted directly by email to the Northern Research Committee Chair, and it will be returned with feedback along with the announcement of NSTP funding allocations in the following spring.  A final version of the Field Safety Form must be completed and submitted to the Northern Research Committee Chair no later than five days prior to the field trip, or NSTP funding will be withheld.  This version will contain complete information on personnel emergency contact information and travel insurance and will address comments received on the draft version.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE NSTP FUNDING

If your field work is not supported by NSTP it is still important to complete a field safety form. In this case please discuss with your supervisor and submit your field safety form to your Department Chair for review and approval.