The Ministry of Labour (MOL) and the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) Research Advisory Council (RAC) is calling for proposals for the 2012-13 occupational health & safety research grant program.
According to RAC, the purpose of this grant competition is to fund “projects in which researchers work collaboratively with workplaces and prevention organizations to solve concrete health and safety issues.”
After consulting with stakeholders, RAC established broad priorities for the 2011 research grant program. These same priority categories are being maintained for the 2012-13 grant competition. They include:
- Occupational Diseases, Injury, and Health Services
- Prevention, Workplace Design, and Intervention
- Fair Compensation, Ontario Workers’ Compensation System, and Policy
- Workplace Organization and Management and Economic Analysis
- Return-to-Work, Disability Management, and Rehabilitation
- Research on the Transfer of Scientific Knowledge to the Workplace.
Two types of grants are available. The first is for short-term research projects that build partnerships among workplaces, researchers, and prevention organizations to address specific workplace needs. The maximum grant available is $60,000.
The second grant option is for projects designed to support the development of existing research findings into practical applications through the collaboration of workplaces, prevention organizations and researchers. The maximum grant for this type of project is $40,000.
Additional information about the MOL/WSIB RAC grant program can be found in the Bridging the Gap: Call for Research 2012-13 guide book (link below). This document describes what research programs are eligible, the research priorities and how to apply.
Applications must be received by the WSIB’s Research Secretariat by 4:00 p.m., Monday, September 24, 2012. They must be submitted to:
Research Secretariat, 21st Floor
Workplace Safety & Insurance Board
200 Front Street West
The MOL/WSIB Research Advisory Council is an independent, multi-stakeholder body composed of representatives of researchers, workers, employers, health and safety associations, the Institute for Work & Health, the MOL and the WSIB.
For additional information, contact the WSIB Research Secretariat at 416-344-6913 or 1-800-387-0750 ext. 6913, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.