Scholarships and awards

External Award: WorkSafeBC Innovation at Work Grants

October 25, 2017

WorkSafe BC funds occupational health and safety research which involve innovative, practical projects that address workplace needs as well as more academic studies or systematic reviews that may assist us with decisions affecting the health and safety of workers in BC.

All proposals and final reports for funded projects undergo external peer review. Research is funded through four competitive streams:

  • The 2018 WorkSafe BC Innovation at Work competition launches November 3, 2017, with an application deadline in late January or early February. The award is generally $50,000 and is geared towards funding proposals that are innovative and practical.
  • The Research Training Awards is for research trainees and launches in February. Awards are $45,000 over two years for students working on their doctorate degree and $22,500 for one year for students pursuing a master’s degree.
  • Specific Priorities and Systematic Reviews are based on organizational need and as such have no specific timeline for proposals. Generally, there will be a call in the spring and the fall as applicable.  The funding available is dependent on the scope and nature of the project. 

All research funding is granted based on research priorities supporting WorkSafeBC’s mandate as the workers’ compensation board of BC. The 2017 priorities can be found on the WorkSafeBC research priorities website.

For more information about the WorkSafeBC program, please visit their website.

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