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The objective of the WSIB Research and Grants Program is to enhance workplace injury and illness insurance system outcomes by supporting innovative proposals that help advance our strategic mandate.
The program accomplishes this through highly practical research and training studies delivered by professionals and organizations that can strengthen Ontario's workers' compensation system now and in the future.
Systematic review: Occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) and lung cancer
The WSIB is now accepting proposals for a systematic review: Occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) and lung cancer. The WSIB is seeking to fund one new award for a systematic review that specifically aims to: a) evaluate the evidence for a causal association between occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) and the development of primary site lung cancer (ICD-9 162.9, ICD-10 C33-34); b) explore dose-response relationship by detailed exposure characteristics; and c) identify industries and occupations with high risk of lung cancer.
Please carefully review the specific requirements in the proposal instructions and other relevant information.
To obtain a funding overview and/or application form for this competition, email email@example.com
All proposals are to be in English only. Application deadline is February 17, 2023 at 5:00 P.M. E.S.T. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for funding.
2023 Grants open competition
The 2023 grants competition is now closed. We thank all applicants that submitted a proposal for their interest.
If you would like updates about our research and grants program, including future calls for proposals, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add you to our email distribution list.
Research and Grant priority areas
The 2023 Research and Grants Program will focus 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
The research and grants agenda provides more information on the topics of interest for the 2023 proposal.
We follow a rigorous and transparent proposal selection process for our Research and Grants Program. We accept the following types of proposals:
1. Research proposals
- Expert research proposals that deliver practical results for the workplace safety and compensation system
- Workplace-based projects that create partnerships between the workplace, researchers and organizations
2. Training proposals
- Initiatives that help people with workplace injuries and illnesses, employers and the workplace safety and compensation system solve long-standing barriers
- Innovative opportunities that build capacity in the community and offer significant potential to improve system results
Opportunities are available for applicants to connect with stakeholders familiar with the WSIB or WSIB staff to better align their proposals to the needs of the organization. However, any engagement must be reported at the time of submission. Please email email@example.com for more information.
For more information, review the grant proposal instructions
Previous research and grants program recipients:
- 2022 Research and Grants program recipients
- 2021 Research and Grants program recipients
- 2020 Research and Grants program recipients
- 2019 Research and Grants program recipients
- 2018 Research and Grants program recipients
- 2017 Research and Grants program recipients