Research and Grants Program

Research and Grants Program

We're committed to providing exceptional programs and services to the people and businesses of Ontario.

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 asbestos and the development of lung cancer

The Systematic review: Occupational exposure to asbestos and the development of lung cancer 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 grants@wsib.on.ca and we'll add you to our email distribution list.

The WSIB is now accepting proposals for a systematic review: occupational exposure to asbestos and the development of lung cancer. 

The WSIB is seeking to fund one new award for a systematic review evaluating the scientific evidence for an association between primary site lung cancer and occupational exposure to asbestos.

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 grants@wsib.on.ca

All proposals are to be in English only. Application deadline is February 18, 2022 at 5:00 P.M. E.T. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for funding.

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2022 Grants open competition

The 2022 Grants open 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 grants@wsib.on.ca and we'll add you to our email distribution list. 

Grants priority areas

The 2022 WSIB Research and Grants Program will focus on research that can help make Ontario the safest place to work. Three considerations for the competition include: 

  1. how we work
  2. how we approach health and safety 
  3. how we support return-to-work and recovery

The grants agenda provides more information on the topics of interest for the 2022 proposal.

Selection process

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 grants@wsib.on.ca for more information. 

For more information, review the grant proposal instructions
 

Download the WSIB grants application form (PDF)

Previous grants program recipients: