The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba supports and funds research related to scientific research, or workplace innovation projects.
The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba supports and funds scientific research and workplace innovation projects.
The WCB is now accepting applications for funding under the Research and Workplace Innovation Program. Applicants should submit proposals for either scientific research on workplace injury, illness and disease or innovative, practical solutions to improve workplace health and safety and early and safe return to work.
The final deadline for all applications is June 25, 2013.
For complete information on the application process, download the Applicant Information.
The WCB supports and funds scientific research that:
Develops a stronger understanding and furthers current knowledge of workplace injuries, illness, and disease;
Identifies, prevents, treats or supports recovery from workplace injuries, illness and disease; and
Explores risk factors associated with specific industries, occupations, technology, work processes or other factors that may give rise to workplace injuries, illness and disease.
Applications for scientific research are accepted from:
A Notice of Intent to apply for scientific research projects is required by May 8, 2013.
Scientific research applications must be received by the WCB no later than June 25, 2013 at 4 pm. Applicants interested in requesting funding under the scientific research stream are required to submit the Scientific Research Grant Application Form.
The WCB supports and funds workplace projects that:
Applications for workplace innovation grants are accepted from Manitoba employers, industry associations, safety groups, unions, researchers or consultants working with employers or workers for projects conducted within a specific workplace.
Projects would not be eligible for funding if the objectives can reasonably be met through existing mechanisms in the workplace or industry.
Workplace Innovation applications must be received by the WCB no later than June 25, 2013 at 4 pm. Applicants interested in requesting funding under the innovation stream are required to submit the Workplace Innovation Grant Application Form.
Bruce M. Cielen
Manager, Research and Workplace Innovation Program
Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3N9
Telephone: (204) 954-4650 or 1 (800) 362-3340