WSIB: 2024 Research and Grants Program


Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)


Research and Grants Program


WSIB is committed to providing exceptional programs and services to the people and businesses of Ontario.

The objective of the WSIB Research Grants Program is to enhance workplace injury and illness insurance system outcomes by supporting innovative proposals that are aligned to their 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 2024 WSIB Research and Grants Program will focus on research that can help make Ontario the safest place to work. Four considerations for the competition include: 

  1. how they work;
  2. how they approach health and safety;
  3. how they support return-to-work and recovery;
  4. how they meet customers' expectations.

The grants agenda provides more information on the topics of interest for the 2024 proposal.


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 people working in Ontario, employers or the broader compensation system.

See the eligibility criteria located within the Program Overview to determine who can apply to the program.

Funding Availability

The maximum funding request is up to $150,000/year for a total maximum budget of $300,000. 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.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Maximum 2 years (24 months)


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

The competition opened Monday August 28, 2023. Initial proposals along with an OR-5 form can be submitted to RSO at anytime between now and the internal deadline.

External Deadline

Applicant to email application to WSIB. Please see "How to Apply" below and the Program Overview instructions.

How to Apply

All applicants must complete sections 1 to 7 of the Initial Proposal Form. 

Email an PDF signed copy of the completed proposal to on or before 5:00 pm (EST) on October 13, 2023. Hard copies of the application are not required. Digital signatures will be accepted. 

Proposals received after the deadline will not be included in the application and selection process. Incomplete proposals will not be accepted.

For Questions, please contact

Please contact the WSIB if you have questions regarding the application and selection process at

Office of Research

Laurie Gallinger, Awards & Agreements Officer
Research Services Office

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