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2013-14 Research Opportunities Program
Call For Research Proposals

  • Issued: October 1, 2013
  • Content last reviewed: April 2014

Frequently Asked Questions are now available for download.


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 research question(s) and 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; and, have the support of all relevant parties

Evidence for Practice (E4P)

Project duration: up to 12 months

Funding available: up to $60,000


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: October 10, 2013 (conference call)

Proposal due date: December 2, 2013

Application package

We recommend that you download the PDF to your computer. Windows users: right-click on the link and select your web browser's save option; Mac users: hold-click on the link and select your web browser's save option.

  1. 2013-14 ROP Guidelines PDF [474 Kb / 16 pages]
  2. ROP Budget Guidelines PDF [82 Kb / 5 pages]
  3. R4W Application Form PDF [1.51 Mb / 21 pages]
  4. E4P Application Form PDF [1.49 Mb / 21 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 has now acknowledged receipt of all applications.

Contact information

Any questions related to the 2013-14 Research Opportunities Program should be directed to:

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