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

Priority Goals for Extramural Research FY19-FY23

New priority goals for extramural research have been added for the area of Total Worker Health® under Strategic Goal 7. NIOSH identified priority goals for extramural research for the five-year period of fiscal year 2019 (FY 19) to fiscal year (FY 23).


Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Announcement for Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health®

NIOSH has issued a Notice of Intentexternal icon to publish a Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health (TWH) funding announcement. For more information on the currently funded Centers, click here.


NIOSH Extramural Research and Training Program FY2018 Report Published

The FY2018 NIOSH Extramural Research and Training Program Annual Reportpdf iconis now available. This report 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, small business innovation research, and global health initiatives.

NIOSH Extramural Funding Distribution FY2019
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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 FY2019
Award Summary
Award Category Award Mechanism Number of Awards Funding
Multidisciplinary Centers 36 $59,354,207
Education and Research Centers Training Grant (T42) 18 $28,380,942
Agriculture Safety and Health Centers Cooperative Research Agreement (U54) 11 $18,739,554
National Center for Construction Research & Training Cooperative Research Agreement (U60) 1 $5,750,000
Centers of Excellence to Promote a Healthier Workforce Cooperative Research Agreement (U19) 6 $6,483,711
Investigator-initiated Research Grants 57 $17,185,978
Research Grants Investigator-initiated (R01, R03, R21,R13, U13) 47 $16,114,847
Career Developmental Research Mentored Career Scientist (K01) 10 $1,071,131
Other Research (Cooperative Agreements) 32 $9,348,320
Surveillance Cooperative Research Agreement (U60) 26 $6,816,681
Mesothelioma Tissue Bank Cooperative Research Agreement (U24) 1 $1,081,283
Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research Cooperative Research Agreement (U01) 4 $1,225,356
Occupational Safety & Health Surveillance Collaboration, Education & Translation Cooperative Research Agreement (U24) 1 $225,000
Specialty Training Programs 35 $7,154,573
Training Project Grants T01 and T03 28 $4,786,981
Miner Safety and Health Training Program Cooperative Research Agreement (U60) 2 $968,000
Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Training T03 5 $1,399,592
Small Business Innovation Research 7 $1,852,965
Small Business Innovation Research Phase I (R43) & Phase II (R44) 7 $1,852,965
Total Extramural Funding 167 $94,896,043
Page last reviewed: May 30, 2018