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, state surveillance programs, and global occupational health initiatives 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, 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 funding opportunities for current grant opportunities at NIOSH.

Research Impact Stories

foot prints

Computer Model Predicts Wear on Shoes

A computer model helped predict the impact of shoe tread on friction.

Man using power tools

Rating System Identifies Solutions to Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders

A rating system helped predict which solutions construction workers would use to prevent musculoskeletal disorders.

airplane

Airline Pilot Survey Highlights Need for Mental Health Support

NIOSH-funded study finds need for mental health support among airline pilots.

CEA instruments

Routine Testing of Hydrogen-sulfide Gas Monitors Critical to Safety

Research shows it is critical to routinely inspect and test low-cost gas monitors, like the one above, before using them during high-risk farm tasks.

man stepping into a truck

New Study Aims for a Better Night’s Sleep for Truck Drivers

A NIOSH-funded study is working to improve sleep quality for long-haul truck drivers.

Research Impact Archive

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News and Notices

NIOSH Announces Recipients of Commercial Fishing Safety Research and Training Grants

NIOSH and the U.S. Coast Guard are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research Cooperative Agreement and Training Project Grant Program. This year’s program made nine awards totaling $5.25 million. These awards support critical research and training projects to improve the occupational safety of workers in the high-risk commercial fishing industry. The 2019 awards mark the first time the Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research Cooperative Agreements and Training Project Grants have been available—a second round of funding is planned for 2020.


Opioids in the Workplace: NIOSH Extramural Research

NIOSH has a new webpage featuring opioid-related resources from its extramural grantees and other partners. On this webpage, you can find information on education, training, research, and surveillance data related to the prevention of opioid misuse and overdose in working populations.


Priority Goals for Extramural Research FY19-FY23

NIOSH has identified priority goals for extramural research for the five-year period of fiscal year 2019 (FY19) to fiscal year 2023 (FY23). View the priority goals for extramural research.

NIOSH Extramural Funding Distribution FY2018

NIOSH Extramural Funding Distribution

NIOSH Extramural Awards by Activity FY2018

NIOSH Extramural Awards by Activity Bar chart

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Grant Type Total Awarded n Percent of total
Research and Career Development Grants $16,575,147 48 18%
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) $1,841,700 5 2%
Specialty Training Programs $5,470,466 29 6%
Multidisciplinary Centers $59,107,157 36 64%
Cooperative Research Agreements $9,157,411 33 10%
Total FY18 $92,151,881 151 100%
Total from “FY18 Summary Table $92,151,881 151 100%
Overall Success Rates
Award Category Number of Awards
Small Business Innovation Research 5
Specialty Training Programs 29
Cooperative Research Agreements 33
Research & Career Development Grants 48
Multidisciplinary Centers 36

Summary of all awards by type of funding in FY2018
Summary of all awards by type of funding in FY2017
Award Category Award Mechanism Number of Awards Funding
Multidisciplinary Centers 36 $59,107,157
Education and Research Centers Training Grant (T42) 18 $28,400,861
Agriculture Safety and Health Centers Cooperative Research Agreement (U54) 11 $18,611,221
National Construction Center Cooperative Research Agreement (U60) 1 $5,750,000
Centers for a Healthier Workforce Cooperative Research Agreement (U19) 6 $6,345,075
Summary of all awards by type of funding in FY2017
Award Category Award Mechanism Number of Awards Funding
Investigator-initiated Research Grants 48 $16,575,147
Research Grants Investigator-initiated (R01, R03, R21,R13, U13) 43 $16,041,598
Career Developmental Research Mentored Career Scientist (K01) 5 $533,549
Summary of all awards by type of funding in FY2017
Award Category Award Mechanism Number of Awards Funding
Other Research (Cooperative Agreements) 33 $9,157,411
Surveillance Cooperative Research Agreement (U60) 26 $6,802,162
Workers Compensation Surveillance Cooperative Research Agreement (U60) 3 $598,612
Agricultural, Forestry & Fishing Safety & Health Cooperative Research Agreement (U01) 2 $449,999
Mesothelioma Tissue Bank Cooperative Research Agreement (U24) 1 $1,081,638
World Health Organization Cooperative Research Agreement (E11) 1 $225,000
Summary of all awards by type of funding in FY2017
Award Category Award Mechanism Number of Awards Funding
Specialty Training Programs 29 $5,470,466
Training Project Grants T01 and T03 27 $4,502,466
Miner Safety and Health Training Program Cooperative Research Agreement (U60) 2 $968,000
Summary of all awards by type of funding in FY2017
Award Category Award Mechanism Number of Awards Funding
Small Business Innovation Research 5 $1,841,700
Small Business Innovation Research Phase I (R43) & Phase II (R44) 5 $1,841,700

Page last reviewed: May 30, 2018