Innovation at Work
Innovation at Work grants support research that will lead to the development of practical solutions, translating new knowledge into practice or solving specific problems for the workplace. These grants fund small-scale projects that promote increased collaboration between workplace parties, organizations, and researchers.
We award Innovation at Work grants following competitive and rigorous evaluation processes. Typically, these grants do not exceed $50,000, for a duration of one year.
Any Canadian resident may apply for an Innovation at Work grant. Academic researchers affiliated with a college, university, or research institution may apply, but a non-academic partner must be included on the research team.
The experience, expertise, and capability of the team are key considerations in evaluating proposals. We encourage genuine collaboration among workplace parties, researchers, and other experts.
Applying for funding
We generally issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) through the Innovation at Work funding stream once a year. To learn about current RFPs, you can check this page regularly or sign up to receive automatic email notifications when new opportunities are posted.
The next RFP will be launched on November 3 , 2017.
RFPs detail all the information you need to apply for funding, such as:
- The deadline for submitting your application
- An application form
- A grant application guide
- An explanation of our general program funding conditions
Need more information?
If you have any questions about the Innovation at Work funding stream, please contact our Research Services team.
Innovation at Work - recently funded projects
||Title of project
|Monique Mayer||Dose to the Lens of the Eye in Veterinary Workers Performing Diagnostic Radiology Procedures||University of Saskatchewan, Small Animal Clinical Services||$37,115|
|Zoe Hilton||PTSD and help-seeking among psychiatric workers: Workplace factors and barriers to support||University of Toronto, Waypoint Research Institute||$42,771|
|Mamdouh Shubair||Improving the Health, Safety and Wellness of Long-Haul Truck Drivers through Research on Best Practices in Integrated Health Protection and Promotion Programs||University of Northern British Columbia||$49,050|
|Hans-Joachim Wieden||Development of EMS pathogen detection tools using next generation sequencing||University of Lethbridge, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry||$50,000|
Feet First: Instrumented Insoles to Examine Workplace Injury Risk
|Simon Fraser University||$49,840|
||Title of project
|Ruth Wright||Proactive Strategies for Managing Workplace Harassment and Bullying||Conference Board of Canada||$49,812|
|Dan Bilsker||A systematic approach to identifying resilience training needs of EMS personnel||BC Emergency Health Services||$49,500|
|Jong Sung Kim||Toxicological Approach to Assess Occupational Health Risks of Nanoparticles||Dalhousie University, Faculty of Medicine||$50,000|
|Jay Olson||Improving Knowledge Translation of Shift Work Fatigue Research||McGill University||$50,000|
Cognitive Rehearsal Training (CRT) as an Anti-Bullying Intervention for Nursing Students and New Nurse Graduates—Part 1Keywords describing proposal subject
|Thompson Rivers University, School of Nursing||$27,093|
Liquid skin substitute combined with autologous meshed grafts improves the survivability, healing qualityand faster recovery of patients with large injuries
|University of British Columbia, BC Professional Firefighters’ Burn and Wound Healing Research Group||$58,280|
|Keith Tyler||An Assessment of Wearable Feedback Devices for CPR Training||St John Ambulance BC & Yukon||$32,306.54|