The Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD) strives to develop research capacity in the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). One of the most important and significant ways CRE-MSD achieves this is through our seed grant program.

These small seed grants are designed to initiate new research studies. Applied research with workplace partners is challenging to do. Seed grants are designed to develop ideas and collaborations, and get research projects started.

The seed grant program not only provides a mechanism to connect researchers with stakeholders to address the burden of MSD in the workplace, but the support offered by CRE-MSD helps to establish new research programs and opportunities for researchers to collaborate with each other, for young researchers to be mentored by established senior researchers, and for students to be nurtured and encouraged to engage in MSD prevention research.

The Centre normally issues two calls for seed grant proposals per year.

For information about funded seed grants, see the seed grant section under Projects.