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2020 WCB - Alberta Research Grants Program

WCB-Alberta promotes injury prevention and encourages the development of effective disability management services and strategies.  In order to inform better practice, WCB-Alberta provides financial support for research projects that address certain areas of need.  For the 2020 research grants competition, the Research Committee is particularly interested in receiving proposals that focus on the following specific topics:

  • Outcomes of medical and other interventions
  • The assessment and treatment of work-related psychological injuries

In 2020, priority will also be given to projects addressing:
·        Disability Management and Rehabilitation
·        Return to Work
·        Medical/rehabilitative interventions
·        Changing nature of work and the work environment
·        Improving the predictability of WCB financing (including economic and demographic factors)
·        Policy, system-design, and decision-making in workers’ compensation
·        Knowledge transfer to communities of interest

Researchers specializing in Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology, Population Health, Rehabilitation Medicine, Sciences, Law, Economics and other Social Sciences are encouraged to apply for funding.

Agency Name: 
WCB Alberta
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
Based on estimated project costs
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Internal Deadline: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Social Science
Fine Arts
Grant Eligibility: