Extramural Research and Training Programs

The NIOSH extramural research and training programs include diverse portfolios of investigator initiated research, mentored research scientist career development awards, training programs, and small business innovation research projects. Multidisciplinary education and research centers and state surveillance programs complement the breadth and depth of extramural research and training at NIOSH.

A description of these portfolios is available along with links to current performance data. Extramural performance data includes a listing of all active awards, extramural funding summary by activity and year, extramural research impact examples, and research funding success rates. A link to the NIH Research Reporting Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) provides access to reports, data and analysis of all NIH research. NIOSH participates in this program and you can search NIOSH funded reports by selecting CDC-NIOSH in the Agency /Institute/Center field on the query page.

The peer review and program management of the NIOSH extramural research and training program portfolios is managed by the scientific program officials in the Office of Extramural Programs (OEP). The OEP also manages the extramural portfolio of cooperative agreements for the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP). This portfolio includes the WTCHP Registry, research projects, and outreach activities.

Please see a list of all currently funded grant awards and funding opportunities for current grant opportunities at NIOSH.  Additionally, check out the priority goals for extramural research, which individuals are encouraged to consider when applying for grants.

News and Notices

NIOSH Extramural Research and Training Program Annual Report Released
The FY2020 NIOSH Extramural Research and Training Program Annual Report is now available. This document provides information on how NIOSH invested in its multidisciplinary centers, investigator-initiated research projects, and cooperative research agreements. It also reports on NIOSH training project grants, state surveillance programs, small business innovation research and the World Trade Center Health Program’s extramural portfolio of cooperative agreements

Check out the following information in the April and May issues of NIOSH eNews related to extramural research and training grantees:

May 2022
New Ag Center resources focused on avian influenza outbreaks: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Toolkit; Poultry Growers Facility Playbook;  Monthly Safety Blasts April News Update—Avian Flu; Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Resources; and FarmSafe Podcast—Avian Influenza
CPWR Update: April 2022 (newsletter)
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Center for Work, Health & Well-Being March 2022 Newsletter

April 2022
New Report Examines Suicides in Massachusetts by Industry and Occupation
New Publication on Occupation and Risk Related to Traumatic Brain Injury
Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety March 2022 Newsletter
Center for Health, Work & Environment March 2022 Newsletter
Announcing Oregon Healthy Workforce Center’s Annual Report

NIOSH Extramural Funding Distribution FY2020
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Grant Type Total Awarded n Percent of total
Research & Career Development Grants $17,185,978 57 18.1%
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) $1,852,965 7 2.0%
Specialty Training Programs $7,154,573 35 7.5%
Multidisciplinary Centers $59,354,207 36 62.5%
Cooperative Research Agreements $9,348,320 32 9.9%
Total FY19 $94,896,043 167 100%
Total from “FY19 Summary Table” $94,896,043 167
Delta $0 0
NIOSH Surveillance and Extramural Programs by HHS Region

OEP US Map by HHS Regions

Summary of All Awards by Type of Funding in FY2020
Award Summary
Award Category
Award Mechanism
Number of Awards
Multidisciplinary Centers
Education and Research Centers* Training Grant (T42) 18 $29,333,381
Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health


Cooperative Research Agreement (U54) 11 $19,028,001
National Center for Construction Safety and Health Research and Translation Cooperative Research Agreement (U60) 1 $5,750,000

Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health®

Cooperative Research Agreement (U19) 6 $8,004,593
Investigator-initiated Research Grants
Research Grants


Investigator-initiated (R01, R03, R21, R13, U13) 34 $13,290,265
Career Developmental Research Mentored Career Scientist (K01) 13 $1,384,166
National Robotics Initiative Interagency Research Grant Agreements 2 $499,926
Cooperative Research Agreements
State Surveillance Program


Cooperative Research Agreement (U60) 26 $6,536,879
Occupational Safety & Health Surveillance Collaboration,
Education & Translation
Cooperative Research Agreement (U24) 1 $225,000
National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank Cooperative Research Agreement (U24) 1 $1,068,089
Commercial Fishing Occupational
Safety Research
Cooperative Research Agreement (U01) 2 $372,155
Specialty Training Programs
Training Project Grants Training Grant (T03) 28 $5,076,944
Miner Safety and Health Training Program


Cooperative Research Agreement (U60) 2 $970,154
Commercial Fishing Occupational
Safety Training
Training Grant (T03) 2 $418,692
Small Business Innovation Research
Small Business Innovation Research Phase I (R43) & Phase II (R44) 6 $1,849,780
Total Extramural Funding
Page last reviewed: August 12, 2020