Cooperative Agreements

Cooperative agreements provide NIOSH with the ability to arrange collaborative surveillance and research opportunities with state health departments, universities, labor unions, and non-profit organizations. NIOSH provides funding for a broad array of cooperative agreements to develop knowledge that can be used in preventing occupational diseases and injury.

Unlike grants which are conducted independently of the sponsoring agency, cooperative agreements bring together the expertise of federal and non-federal researchers to accomplish public health efforts that would not otherwise occur. In order for a cooperative agreement to be awarded, there must be a clear need for programmatic staff involvement during performance of a proposed project. An evaluation is made to determine that the cooperative agreement is of sufficient priority to warrant the commitment of staff resources required for a collaborative effort during the term of the cooperative agreement award.

Current Cooperative Agreement Opportunities

(For previous funding opportunities, see Past Funding.)


funding opportunities
Title Contact Expiration Date Additional
RFA-OH-20-002external icon Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research Cooperative Agreement (U01) Bridgette Garrett, Ph.D.

(770) 488-5715

RFA-OH-20-003external icon Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Training Project Grants (T03) Bridgette Garrett, Ph.D.

(770) 488-5715

RFA-OH-19-002external icon Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Collaboration, Education and Translation (U24) Linda West, MSPH

(404) 498-5767

RFA-OH-19-001 external icon National Center for Construction Safety and Health Research and Translation (U54) W. Allen Robison, Ph.D.

(404) 498-2509

PAR-16-098external icon Cooperative Research Agreements Related to the World Trade Center Health Program (U01). James Yiin, Ph.D.
(513) 841-4271
PAR-15-361external icon NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health(U19). Maria Lioce, MD.
(404) 498-2575
PAR-15-353external icon Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (U54) Steve Dearwent, Ph.D.
(404) 498-6382
PAR-14-275external icon State Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance Program (U60).


NOTICE: NIOSH has discontinued any solicitation for applications for PAR-14-275 state OHS surveillance program. No additional funds are expected to be available for new or revised applications under PAR14-275 for FY2017. NIOSH contact is CAPT Steven Inserra, Phone number: (404) 498-2552.”

Linda West, MSPH
(404) 498-5767
8-15-16 This announcement has been updated with NOT-OH-15-004external icon
PAR-14-227external icon Workers Compensation Surveillance (U60). Linda West, MSPH
(404) 498-5767
8-30-16 This announcement has been updated with NOT-OH-15-005external icon.
Page last reviewed: January 3, 2018