Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
Research Workplace and Innovation Program
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Working with its partners, the WCB promotes safe and healthy workplaces, facilitates recovery and return to work, provides compassionate and supportive compensation services for workers and employers, and ensures responsible financial stewardship. As part of this commitment, the WCB has created the Research and Workplace Innovation Program (RWIP) to promote and fund scientific research, workplace innovation, training and education projects and knowledge transfer related to prevention of occupational injuries, diseases and return to work of injured or ill workers.
The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba is now accepting applications for funding under the 2017 RWIP. RWIP projects are funded under three (3) streams:
- High quality Scientific Research and applied research projects with practical benefits that are related to significant issues in workers compensation,
- Training and Education projects relevant to workplace health and safety, injury prevention, safe return-to-work and treatment of occupational illness, and
- Workplace Innovation projects that lead to improvements in workplace health and safety, and foster successful rehabilitation and productive and safe return to meaningful work.
The WCB has identified research priorities for this year's call for applications under the Scientific Research funding stream. The WCB is particularly interested in receiving Scientific Research applications that address the research priorities described below:
A. Comparative Analysis of WCB Retrospective Data to Determine the Efficacy of Healthcare Usage and Treatment Modalities for Optimal Return To Work Outcomes
B. Assessment, Screening, Monitoring and Control of Physical, Chemical and Biological Exposure Agents in the Workplace
C. Early Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment of Occupational Disease from a Prevention Lens
D. Other Topics within the RWIP Mandate
The WCB will continue to accept applications under the Scientific Research funding stream that are within the mandate of the RWIP but which do not address Research Priorities A, B and C above.
The research priorities above do not apply to applications under the Workplace Innovation and Training and Education funding streams.
A total of $1 million is available to fund qualified projects.
Maximum Project Value
Generally, each project would be up to two years in duration and funded up to a maximum of $100,000 each year.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Notice of Intent (NOI) for Scientific Research - Complete NOIs must be submitted electronically via email to: Bruce M. Cielen, Manager, Research and Workplace Innovation Program at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that an NOI is a pre-requisite for applications in the Scientific Research Funding stream only.
Full Application (if invited) for Scientific Research - Please submit the complete application package for the Scientific Research stream if invited to submit along with a signed OR-5 form to email@example.com.
Full Applications (if invited) for Scientific Research - Complete application packages must be submitted electronically via email to: Bruce M. Cielen, Manager, Research and Workplace Innovation Program at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full Application for Training and Education AND Workplace Innovation - Please submit the complete application package for the other streams along with a signed OR-5 form to email@example.com.
Full Applications for Training and Education AND Workplace Innovation - Complete application packages must be submitted electronically via email to: Bruce M. Cielen, Manager, Research and Workplace Innovation Program at: firstname.lastname@example.org.