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2014-15 Research Opportunities Program
Call For Research Proposals

  • Issued: July 11, 2014
  • Content last reviewed: July 2014

The 2014-15 Research Opportunities Program call for proposals is now closed.


The Research Opportunities Program's (ROP) objective is to invest in research and knowledge translation/exchange projects that focus on occupational health and safety system priorities.

Program overview

Please note that this information is provided as an overview only, interested applicants should review the ROP Guidelines for more information.

Research for the Workplace (R4W)

Project duration: 12-24 months

Funding available: maximum of $150,000 annually (up to $300,000 per proposal)


R4W awards are for fully developed research proposals that:

  • have clearly specified innovative research question(s) and detailed methodology;
  • have identified a research team and the measurement tools the team proposed to use;
  • have secured such access to information and workplaces as will be required;
  • have the support of all relevant parties; and,
  • demonstrate a commitment to collaboration with occupational health and safety system partners, knowledge users, and relevant stakeholders.

Evidence for Practice (E4P)

Project duration: up to 12 months

Funding available: maximum of $60,000 per proposal


E4P awards are intended for projects that:

  • build innovative partnerships among workplaces, researchers, and prevention organizations to address specific workplace needs; or,
  • develop completed research into practical applications and/or solutions, while creating partnerships among workplaces, researchers and prevention organizations.

Important dates

Information session: July 31, 2014 from 3:00pm - 4:00pm (conference call)

Proposal due date: October 9, 2014

Application package

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  1. 2014-15 ROP Guidelines PDF [424 Kb / 18 pages]
  2. R4W Application Form PDF [1.51 Mb / 20 pages]
  3. E4P Application Form PDF [1.49 Mb / 21 pages]
  4. Frequently Asked Questions PDF [367 Kb / 6 pages]
  5. Information Session: FAQs PDF [94 Kb / 5 pages]

Application process

Please send your completed application, along with all other required materials outlined in the application form to:

Research Opportunities Program
Transfer Partner and Research Funding Unit
Strategy and Integration Branch
Prevention Office
Ministry of Labour
10 Dundas Street East, 8th floor
Toronto, ON  M7A 0B2

The Transfer Partner and Research Funding unit will acknowledge receipt of all applications by e-mail. If you do not receive an acknowledgement by noon on October 16, 2014, please contact

Information Session

Please send an email to if you wish to attend the information teleconference scheduled for July 31, 2014.

Any questions related to the Research Opportunities Program should be directed to:

Transfer Partner and Research Funding Unit
Telephone: 416-212-6518