|Opportunity Name||Research and Grants Program|
|Agency||Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board|
|Value||Up to $150,000/year|
|Duration||Up to 2 years|
Stage 1 — initial proposal
|Initial proposal due to FSc RO at firstname.lastname@example.org for full review||09-28-2023|
|Final initial proposal and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at email@example.com for mandatory review||10-05-2023|
|Final initial proposal and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review||10-11-2023, by 9:00AM|
|Initial proposal due at agency||10-13-2023, by 5:00PM|
Stage 2 — detailed proposal (by invitation only)
|Detailed proposal due to FSc RO at firstname.lastname@example.org for full review||02-02-2024|
|Final detailed proposal and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at email@example.com for mandatory review||02-09-2024|
|Final detailed proposal and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review||02-14-2024, by 9:00AM|
|Detailed proposal due at agency||02-16-2024|
- To enhance workplace injury and illness insurance system outcomes by supporting innovative proposals that help advance the WSIB’s strategic mandate
- To help strengthen Ontario’s workers’ compensation system and deliver on the WSIB’s priority of making Ontario a safer place to work
The central areas of focus for the 2024 WSIB Grants Program is on research that can help make Ontario the safest place to work. Four considerations for the competition include:
- How we work
- How we approach health and safety
- How we support return-to-work and recovery
- How we meet our customers’ expectations
- Expert researchers affiliated with an eligible applicant organization:Publicly-funded universities or colleges
- Public hospitals with a specialized research area
- Not-for-profit or registered charitable organizations with the capability and capacity to conduct research
- Canadian non-governmental organizations with the capability and capacity to conduct research
- Other organizations that have the capability and capacity to conduct research and are not privately owned and operated may also be eligible for a WSIB grant.
- Master’s or Ph.D. students conducting research at a Canadian institution are eligible to submit a proposal as a Secondary Lead. The Project Lead must be an expert researcher who agrees to supervise the student and accept accountability for grant management and performance.
- Educators or trainers with a Master’s degree or higher in education, a post-graduate diploma in adult education, or other similar qualifications (with relevant experience and demonstrated successes), highly qualified healthcare professionals including, but not limited to:
- Nurse practitioners
- Occupational therapists
- In all cases, educators, trainers, and healthcare professionals must have specialized workers’ compensation system knowledge and relevant experience in conducting training initiatives or have identified a qualified partner or collaborator to ensure the project team has the necessary expertise to be successful.
How to Apply
York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency. For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature. Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to firstname.lastname@example.org, five days prior to agency deadline.
ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.