Research Opportunities

WorkplaceNL’s Research Initiatives Program promotes and provides funding for workplace health and safety research to inform innovative, practical, and easy-to-implement solutions that support the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses or support re-integration into the workforce, post-injury.

Proposals for the Research Initiatives Program may be submitted outside of public calls. The proposal topics must be in line with WorkplaceNL’s mandate including areas such as occupational health and safety, preventing workplace injury and illness, or helping injured workers recover and return to work.

To be eligible for funding, you must be able to demonstrate sufficient subject expertise and the potential of your research to improve health and safety in Newfoundland and Labrador workplaces.

You can submit a research proposal at any time and can discuss your research ideas with the Senior Policy and Research Advisor prior to submitting an application.

If you would like updates concerning our Research Initiatives Program, including future calls for research applications, please email research@workplacenl.ca to be added to our email distribution list.

Click here for the application process.

Research Projects and Reports

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Full Research Proposal Application FormGuidelines Research Initiatives Program Letter of IntentLetter of Intent – Application Form Research Initiatives ProgramResearch Initiatives Scoring Assessment


1. What is the Research Initiatives Program?
2. What research topics are eligible for funding?
3. Who is eligible to apply for research funding?
4. What is the process to secure funding?
5. When is the deadline for submitting applications?
6. Is there a maximum length for the Letter of Intent?
7. Is there a maximum length for the research proposal?
8. What is the duration and maximum budget limit?
9. Are there any restrictions on budget items?