This funding stream was launched in 2014 to help us answer key questions in occupational health and safety and workers' compensation. These grants support research of immediate relevance and encourage the development of new ideas and approaches. This research gives us the strongest scientific evidence to use when developing policy and practice.
Specific Priorities Research Grants are designed to support short-term, primary research. Research Services consults with stakeholders to identify research needs and develop topics. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, to qualified researchers based in (or formally affiliated with) a Canadian university or research institution.
Knowledgeable and experienced researchers who have published studies related to the research questions are encouraged to apply.
Funding opportunities – Request for proposals
We issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for Specific Priorities Research Grants on an as-needed basis. To learn about current RFPs, you can check this page regularly or sign up to receive automatic email notifications when new opportunities are posted.
Research Services has just launched a new grant competition. The topic areas for this competition are related to:
- Emerging technology and artificial intelligence (Specific Priorities)
- Effects of gender and sex on worker health and safety (Specific Priorities)
- Fatigue and the impact on health and safety risk (Systematic Reviews)
Issue date: May 23, 2018
Application deadline: 4:00 p.m. on July 13, 2018
The following documents will assist you in submitting an application package:
- Request for proposals
- Grant application form
- Guide to the grant application form
- Applicant consent form for use and disclosure
- Funding conditions
For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Need more information?
If you have any questions about Specific Priorities Research Grants, please contact our Research Services team.
Specific Priorities - recently funded projects
|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|