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Notices and News Archive

May 16: Second Installment of Expanding Research Partnerships Webinar Series
This new webinar series continues the learning and discussions from the 2017 Expanding Research Partnerships: State of the Science Conference on NIOSH research and partnerships. The 2018 webinar series features intramural and extramural research within the NIOSH Program Portfolio. Webinars will be held May 16 and November 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET.

Please join us on May 16, 2018 for these exciting presentations about new technologies to reduce exposure to health and safety hazards:

  • “NIOSH’s VEM System – Helmet-CAM: An Innovative Tool for Assessing Workers’ Exposure to Respirable Dust and Other Contaminants” – Andrew Cecala, MBA, Principal Supervisory Mining Engineer, NIOSH
  • “Reducing Logging Fatality and Non-Fatal Trauma Incidence Rates with New Real-Time Operational GNSS-RF Communications, Recommended Safety Procedures, and Education” – Robert Keefe, PhD, Director, University of Idaho Experimental Forest

You MUST pre-register via this webpage to attend. NIOSH looks forward to continuing the work on expanding research partnerships for the greatest impact in occupational safety and health.

NOTICE to Close NIOSH February 2018 Receipt Date

This notice applies to new, renewal and resubmission applications for K01, R01, R03, R21, and R13/U13 applications.

NIOSH is closing the receipt dates for new K01, R01, R03, and R21 applications in February 2018, and renewal and resubmission applications in March 2018.  This is expected to be a one-time notice.

This notice also applies to the April 2018 receipt date for all R13/U13 applications and is expected to be a one-time notice.

Researchers are encouraged to check the NIOSH extramural research website and the NIH Guide for future updates to this notice.

NIOSH Extramural Research and Training Program Annual Report Released

The FY2016 NIOSH Extramural Research and Training Program Annual Report is now available. The 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 global health initiatives. Additionally, it describes extramural program contributions to the second decade of NORA (2006–2016).

NIOSH Kicks Off New Expanding Research Partnerships Webinar Series

NIOSH is launching a new webinar series to continue the learning and discussions from the 2017 Expanding Research Partnerships: State of the Science Conference on NIOSH research and partnerships. The 2018 webinar series will feature intramural and extramural research within the NIOSH Program Portfolio. Webinars will be held February 14, May 16, and November 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET.

Please join us on February 14, 2018 for these exciting presentations about work and health:

  • “Work Arrangement, Job Stress, and Health-Related Quality of Life” – Tapas Ray, PhD, Economist, NIOSH
  • “Health-related Predictors of Workers’ Compensation Claims” – Erin Shore, MPH, Professional Research Associate, Colorado School of Public Health

You MUST pre-register via this webpage to attend. NIOSH looks forward to continuing the work on expanding research partnerships for the greatest impact in occupational safety and health.

NIOSH Extramural Research and Training Program FY2015 Annual Report Released

NIOSH is pleased to distribute two new career development opportunities in global health that are available through the NIH Fogarty International Center:

Adverse Impacts of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma on NIOSH Applicants

It is highly likely that Hurricane/Tropical-Storm Harvey and Hurricane Irma will adversely affect some NIOSH-applicants’ and recipients’ ability to submit applications or reports on time. NIOSH will follow the NIH plan for extending application receipt dates and accepting late applications. The most immediate receipt date impacted is for SBIR applications (September 5th) which is covered by the following notice: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-106.html. As response and recovery efforts proceed, NIOSH will follow NIH’s approach for our next round of October receipt dates. This page will be updated as further information becomes available. Please forward all inquiries to oepcorrespond@cdc.gov.

NIOSH announces joint funding opportunity with the Fogarty International Center for GEOHealth Hubs

NIOSH announces a joint funding opportunity with the Fogarty International Center, in partnership with the National Cancer Institute, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for two linked Funding Opportunity Announcements for the Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) Program. This announcement was published in the NIH Guide on August 8, 2014.

The overall objective of the GEOHealth program is to support the development of institutions in the Low- or Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) that will serve as regional hubs for collaborative research, data management, training, curriculum and outreach material development, and policy support around high priority local, national, and regional environmental and occupational health threats. Hubs are supported by two coordinated linked awards to 1) a LMIC institution for research and 2) a U.S. institution to coordinate research training. Together all regional hubs supported will form the GEOHealth Network, a platform for coordinated environmental and occupational health research and research training activities.

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Associated FAQs area available on FIC’s GEOHealth FAQ site at: http://www.fic.nih.gov/Programs/Info/Pages/geohealth-faqs.aspx. For more information about this funding opportunity, please contact Dr. Sarah Felknor, Associate Director of Research Integration and Extramural Performance at NIOSH at SFelknor@cdc.gov or 404.498.2350.

State Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance Program (U60)

State Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance Program (U60) supports meritorious applications relevant to NIOSH’s occupational health and safety surveillance goals and priorities. Under this funding announcement, NIOSH staff work jointly with awardees in agency partnership roles to assist, guide, or plan work-related OSH surveillance activities. Although specific aims and activities may be shared among awardees and NIOSH, primary roles and responsibilities reside with the awardees. Interested applicants should review PAR-14-275 at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-275.html. A new version of the paper PHS 398 application form and instructions (revised 8/2012) must be used. Download the new application form and instructions from http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms.htm Inquiries may be directed to Captain Steven Inserra, MPH, Scientific Program Official (SInserra@cdc.gov; 404-498.2552).

The NIOSH Extramural Research and Training Program Annual Report of Fiscal Year 2012 has been published.

Two New NIOSH Funding Opportunities Support Conferences and Scientific Meetings

NIOSH Conference and Scientific Meeting Cooperative Agreements support meritorious applications relevant to NIOSH’s mission and program priorities. Under this funding announcement, NIOSH staff work jointly with awardees in agency partnership roles to assist, coordinate, guide, or plan conference or meeting activities. Although specific tasks or activities are shared among awardees and NIOSH, primary roles and responsibilities reside with the awardees. Interested applicants should review PAR-14-229 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-229.html). Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Joan Karr, Ph.D., Scientific Program Official (JKarr@cdc.gov; 404-498-2506).

NIOSH Conference and Scientific Meeting Grants also support meritorious applications relevant to NIOSH’s mission and program priorities. NIOSH staff often attend meetings funded under this announcement. Primary roles and responsibilities reside with the awardees. NIOSH involvement with specific tasks or activities does not reach the level of agency co-sponsorship or a cooperative agreement. Interested applicants should review PAR-14-246 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-246.html). Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Sharon Chiou, Ph.D., Scientific Program Official (SChio@cdc.gov; 304.285.6029).

Extramural Research Goals 2014 – 2016

Extramural priority research goals have been identified for the Fiscal Year 2014 – 2016 period. Please see priority areas for the NORA Sector and Cross Sectors.

NIOSH Conference and Scientific Meeting Announcement

In light of budgetary constraints, NIOSH is postponing the publication of a new program announcement for conferences and scientific meetings (R13) to assess future options and plans for supporting these activities. This delay impacts applicants considering the April 12, 2013 receipt date as a new NIOSH R13 announcement will not be available before then.

NIOSH understands the importance of scientific meetings and conferences, and we are taking appropriate steps to keep the extramural community informed. Once our review and evaluation are completed, and a final decision reached, NIOSH will advise applicants as quickly as possible.

NIOSH welcomes the opportunity to answer questions regarding this Notice. For questions or further information, please contact: Captain Steve Inserra, SInserra@cdc.gov or 404.498.2552.

Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award K43

NIOSH invites applications for training programs that address occupational safety and health training needs of miners in the Western United States

Applicants must address development and delivery of training, provide qualified instructors, evaluate effectiveness and impact, and coordinate with existing training programs, such as those offered by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Interested applicants can review the funding opportunity announcement. Inquiries may be directed to Maria S Lioce, M.D., Scientific Program Official, at MLioce@cdc.gov or (404) 498-2530.

NIOSH invites applications for a National Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury

The Center is expected to exert a transformative influence on childhood agricultural health and safety across the country. The research, prevention, intervention, outreach, education, translation, and evaluation efforts of the Center should focus on improving the safety and health of children and adolescents who are present where agricultural work occurs. Many youth live and work on farms and many farms are family-based operations. Interested applicants can review the funding opportunity announcement. Inquiries may be directed to Steve Dearwent, Ph.D., Scientific Program Official, at SDearwent@cdc.gov or (404) 498-6382.

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