Innovation at Work

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.

Funding overview

We award Innovation at Work grants following a competitive and rigorous evaluation processes. Typically, these grants are a maximum of $50,000, for a duration of one year.

Any Canadian resident may apply. Academic researchers affiliated with a college, university, or research institution may apply, but a non-academic partner must be included on the research team.

We generally issue a Request 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.

New research topics from our Partners

Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board

  • Are psychologically safe workplaces negatively associated with future physical injuries?
  • What are the experiences of workers, supervisors, and employers in the construction industry with asbestos? What are the barriers to preventing exposure to asbestos in this sector?

Alberta Ministry of Labour

  • Physical hazards
  • New and emerging occupational diseases
  • OHS implications of emerging technologies and industries
  • Violence, psychological hazards, and impairment
  • Sex, gender, and health and safety
  • Priority populations
  • Primary prevention

For more information, please contact WorkSafeBC’s Research Services: email or phone 604.244.6300.

Request for proposals

WorkSafeBC has issued a Request for Proposals for Innovation at Work.

Letter of Intent: deadline 4 p.m. December 21, 2018

Grant Application Form: deadline 4 p.m. February 15, 2019

Grants provided through Innovation at Work fund short term, small-scale projects that can lead to the development of new knowledge or practical solutions for workplace health and safety issues.


Agency Name: 
WorkSafe BC
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
maximum of $50,000, for a duration of one year.
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Friday, December 21, 2018
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Grant Eligibility: