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Extramural Research Goals 2014 – 2016

Extramural priority research goals have been identified for the Fiscal Year 2014 – 2016 period. Please see priority areas for the NORA Sector and Cross Sectors.

NIOSH Conference and Scientific Meeting Announcement

In light of budgetary constraints, NIOSH is postponing the publication of a new program announcement for conferences and scientific meetings (R13) to assess future options and plans for supporting these activities. This delay impacts applicants considering the April 12, 2013 receipt date as a new NIOSH R13 announcement will not be available before then.

NIOSH understands the importance of scientific meetings and conferences, and we are taking appropriate steps to keep the extramural community informed. Once our review and evaluation are completed, and a final decision reached, NIOSH will advise applicants as quickly as possible.

NIOSH welcomes the opportunity to answer questions regarding this Notice. For questions or further information, please contact: Captain Steve Inserra, or 404.498.2552.


NIOSH invites applications for training programs that address occupational safety and health training needs of miners in the Western United States.

Applicants must address development and delivery of training, provide qualified instructors, evaluate effectiveness and impact, and coordinate with existing training programs, such as those offered by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Interested applicants can review the funding opportunity announcement. Inquiries may be directed to Maria S Lioce, M.D., Scientific Program Official, at or (404) 498-2530.

NIOSH invites applications for a National Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury. 

The Center is expected to exert a transformative influence on childhood agricultural health and safety across the country. The research, prevention, intervention, outreach, education, translation, and evaluation efforts of the Center should focus on improving the safety and health of children and adolescents who are present where agricultural work occurs. Many youth live and work on farms and many farms are family-based operations. Interested applicants can review the funding opportunity announcement. Inquiries may be directed to Steve Dearwent, Ph.D., Scientific Program Official, at or (404) 498-6382.

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