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Specific Priorities/Systematic Reviews

These funding programs are designed to address operational need and help answer key questions in occupational health and safety and workers' compensation. These grants support short-term, primary and secondary research of immediate relevance. This research gives us the strongest scientific evidence to use when developing policy and practice.

Who can apply

Qualified researchers based in (or formally affiliated with) a university or research institution, who have published studies related to the research questions, are encouraged to apply. Researchers worldwide are invited to apply for most competitions. It will be noted in the Request for Proposals (RFP) if the Principal Applicant must be affiliated with a Canadian university.

Funding and duration

Grant amounts and duration are determined by WorkSafeBC, based on the proposed workplan and budget. This varies for each topic and a guideline is generally provided in the RFP.

Funding opportunities

We generally issue RFPs for Specific Priorities Research Grants in the Fall and Spring.


Recently funded projects - Specific Priorities

Principal Investigator Project Title Institution Funding Amount
Jean-Francois Gingras Under what conditions is mechanical harvesting going to be a safer alternative to manual tree falling in BC? FPInnovations $89,496
Principal Investigator(s) Project Title Institution Funding Amount
George Astrakianakis & Christopher McLeod Leading and Lagging Indicators for the Evaluation of Violence Prevention in Healthcare University of British Columbia $162,654
Noah Silverberg Why is return to work often delayed after workplace mild traumatic brain injury? University of British Columbia $107,244
Byron Gates Establishing the Potential for Exposure to Nanomaterials in the Workplace through Contact Transfer Simon Fraser University $45,000