On January 8th, 2018 the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) will be launching its 2018 funding competition cycle. The objective of the program is to enhance the workers’ compensation system outcomes by funding innovative proposals that are aligned with the WSIB’s strategic mandate. Initial Proposals for the Research and Training competition will be accepted until February 20th, 2018.

The Grants Program will enhance workers’ compensation system outcomes by supporting innovative proposals that are aligned to the WSIB’s mandate and strategic objectives. This will be accomplished through highly practical research studies and training initiatives that resolve long-standing barriers or address emerging issues.


Grant proposals fall into two major categories: research grants and training grants. Both proposal types must be highly practical, delivered by leading experts and demonstrate significant potential to improve outcomes for workers, employers or the broader compensation system.

For further information, please download the proposal instructions.

Funding Available

The maximum grant length is two years (24 months). The maximum funding request is up to $200,000/year for a total maximum budget of $400,000. The WSIB does not renew grants for the same grant purpose. Applicant organizations may submit more than one distinct proposal for consideration during each application cycle..

Useful Links

Full details regarding the WSIB 2018 Funding Competition Cycle.


CORIS Internal Deadline Please contact your Research Facilitator
cuResearch Checklist February 13, 2018
Initial Proposal Deadline February 20, 2018

Submitting Your cuResearch Application

  • Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which the Departmental Chair and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.