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AVAILABILITY OF $4 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR TRAINING IN FY 2003 ANNOUNCED BY NIOSH

Contact: Fred Blosser (202) 401-3749
April 12, 2002

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention�s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is inviting applications from educational institutions for $4 million in competitive grants in Fiscal Year 2003 for training occupational health and safety professionals.

Applications must be submitted by July 1, 2002. The available competitive funds include:

  • Approximately $2,880,000 for continuation of funding or new awards for NIOSH Education and Research Center (ERC) programs. The funds include awards designated for graduate, interdisciplinary training in core occupational safety and health disciplines and components of those disciplines, as well as in specific subject areas such as training for professional personnel engaged in evaluation, management, and handling of hazardous substances.
  • Approximately $580,000 for continuation of funding or new awards for long-term Training Project Grants (TPGs) in core occupational safety and health disciplines and components of those disciplines.
  • Approximately $540,000 for continuation of funding or new awards for ERCs or for TPGs for occupational injury-prevention research training.

NIOSH announced the availability of funds in the Federal Register. The notice included additional background information, identified the forms to be used for applications, and provided instructions on submitting applications. The announcement is available on the NIOSH web page at www.cdc.gov/niosh/02-7991.html . It also can be obtained by calling the toll-free NIOSH information number, 1-800-35-NIOSH (1-800-356-4674).

ERCs are competitively funded academic institutions that provide interdisciplinary graduate training and continuing education for professionals in occupational health and safety fields. ERCs graduate almost half of the nation�s post-baccalaureate occupational health and safety specialists, including the majority of occupational health nursing and occupational medicine graduates. TPGs are competitively awarded to academic institutions for single-discipline graduate training in occupational health and safety fields.

Further information on Education and Research Centers and Training Project Grants is available on the NIOSH web page at www.cdc.gov/niosh/training.html and from the NIOSH toll-free information number.

 

 
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