Bridging The Gap Research Call for 2012-13
RAC Issues 'Bridging The Gap' Research Call For 2012-13
The Research Advisory Council (RAC) has issued a Call for Research for short-term research and application development projects that address clearly identified workplace needs and promote collaboration among workplaces, partner organizations, and researchers.
Two types of Bridging the Gap applications will be considered:
A. applications for short-term research projects that build partnerships among workplaces, researchers, and prevention organizations to address specific workplace needs (maximum grant $60,000)
B. applications to develop completed research into practical applications while creating partnerships among workplaces, researchers, and prevention organizations (maximum grant $40,000).
Maximum duration of all Bridging the Gap grants is 12 months.
The deadline for applications is Monday September 24, 2012, 4:00 p.m. EDT.
Transition from WSIB to Ministry of Labour
Bill 160 amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act provided for the transfer of several WSIB functions, including the Research Advisory Council, from the WSIB to the Ministry of Labour (MoL). The transition of the research program from the WSIB to the MOL is under way, and the Ministry continues to build capacity. Once the Ministry’s Prevention Council is in place, the Chief Prevention Officer will initiate a review of research priorities.
In the meantime, the WSIB is working closely with the MoL on key transition issues, including the management of the Bridging the Gap competition. The 2012-13 Bridging the Gap application process will follow much the same cycle as in previous years. The key difference is that the authority for final approval of proposals no longer rests with the WSIB Board of Directors, but with the Chief Prevention Officer.
Submitting a Bridging the Gap application
Applicants for a Bridging the Gap grant must use one of the provided application forms, appropriate to the type of project being submitted. Applications for short-term research projects must use Bridging the Gap Application Form A. Applications for developing research into practical applications must use Bridging the Gap Application Form B.
All proposals should be submitted to:
Workplace Safety & Insurance Board
200 Front Street West, 21st Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3J1
Applicants submitting proposals in person should inquire at the WSIB security desk in the main floor lobby for directions.
For more information, or if you have difficulty downloading the forms, please contact the Research Secretariat at 416-344-6913, 1-800-387-0750 ext. 6913, or by email at email@example.com.
- Bridging the Gap 2012-13 Call for Research (135.8kb, PDF)
- Bridging the Gap Application Form A, Short-Term Research Project (149.0kb, DOC)
- Bridging the Gap Application Form B, Developing Research into Practical Applications (148.0kb, DOC)