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.

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


Click here for a list of eligibility criteria.

Funding Available

The WSIB Research and Grants Program will award up to $1.5 million in funding for its 2022 Grants competition.

Internal Contacts

Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss this funding opportunity by emailing their Research Facilitator as soon as possible.


Faculty Deadline Consult your Faculty Research Facilitator.
OVPRI Deadline (Approval Form and Application) February 11, 2022
Submission to Sponsor February 18, 2022 at 5:00 P.M. E.T.

Submitting Your Application

  • Step 1) Submit an internal Carleton Approval Form
    Submit an internal Approval Form through our central awards management database CUResearch:
    For a user’s guide on submitting an Approval Form, click here.
  • Step 2) Submit an external application to the granting agency
    Submit an external application to the corresponding grant or award agency. For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines for this opportunity, click here.