NIOSH Extramural Workforce Development: Notices & News Archive
Extramural Grantee Spotlight (February 2022)
University of Pittsburgh Researchers Aim to Make Floors Less Slippery
New Report Focuses on Violence and Aggression Among Healthcare Providers
Apply for Funding: Pilot Project Research Grants
Center Dedicated to Improving Worker Health Awarded $7 Million
University of Cincinnati Education and Research Center welcomes applications for Pilot Project Research Training Program
Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety at the University of California, Davis, continues its 2021–2022 monthly seminar series
Selecting Priority Goals for NIOSH-Funded Research
Guidance is now available on how to select NIOSH priority goals for research. This new tool is intended for NIOSH intramural (internal) researchers, as well as extramural (grant-funded) researchers who are encouraged to select priority goals for extramural research when applying for grants. For more information, see Select Goals.
Extramural Grantee Spotlight (January 2022)
Check out the following information in the January issue of NIOSH eNews related to extramural research and training grantees:
New Report Focuses on Michigan’s Businesses That Used Asthma-causing Agents
Washington State SHARP Program Tracks Occupational Toxic Inhalation
Call for Abstracts: Research Day Symposium
Recipients of Commercial Fishing Safety Research and Training Grants Announced!
NIOSH and the U.S. Coast Guard are pleased to of the Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research Cooperative Agreement and Training Project Grant Program. This year’s program made nine awards totaling $4.1 million. These awards support critical research and training projects to improve the occupational safety of workers in the high-risk commercial fishing industry. The 2021 awards mark the third time the Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research Cooperative Agreements and Training Project Grants have been available. The next application deadline for these two funding opportunities is January 21, 2022. Interested applicants may consult the NIOSH Office of Extramural Programs website for additional information.
Funding Available for Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health
NIOSH recently published a funding opportunity announcement for the Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (Ag Centers). Supported through a cooperative agreement, the Ag Centers represent a major NIOSH effort to protect the health and safety of workers in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing (AgFF) sector and conduct research, education, and prevention projects to address pressing AgFF health and safety problems. The deadline to apply is January 24, 2022.
New Funding Opportunity for Education and Research Centers
NIOSH recently published a funding opportunity announcement for the Education and Research Centers (ERCs). NIOSH supports training in occupational safety and health (OSH) through the ERCs. These centers are academic institutions that provide graduate and post-graduate training, research training, continuing education, and outreach in the core OSH disciplines of industrial hygiene, occupational health nursing, occupational medicine, and occupational safety, as well as allied disciplines. The deadline to apply is January 18, 2022.
NIOSH Announces New Awards for the State Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program
NIOSH recently awarded funding to 22 recipients of the State Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program. The program’s new funding cycle spans from 2021-2026 to support occupational safety and health surveillance. Through these NIOSH-funded cooperative agreements, the institute seeks to strengthen surveillance capacity within states and other jurisdictions that will provide information helping to drive actions to improve the health of U.S. workers. For more information on this program, see the State Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program webpage.
Extramural Grantee Spotlight (December 2021)
Check out the following information in the December issue of NIOSH eNews related to extramural research and training grantees:
New Report on Opioid Overdoses by Industry and Occupation in Massachusetts
Publication Focuses on Environmental Issue and Provides Recommendations for Regulatory Framework
Compensation Incentives and Heat Exposure Affect Farm Worker Effort
University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Receives $1.7 Million NIOSH Grant to Study Ways to Negate Lung Injury From Biohazards
New FarmSafe Podcast
Newsletter From Center for Health, Work and Environment
Improving the Conditions of Work for Vulnerable Populations news story
Gig Workers’ Health Studied by New California Labor Laboratory news story
New training available on how to engage employees in improving health and well-being at work
Extramural Grantee Spotlight (November 2021)
Check out the following information in the November issue of NIOSH eNews related to extramural research and training grantees:
Lung Inflammation in Poultry Farm Workers Linked to Dust Bacteria
Study Looks at the Effects of New Seat Suspension System on Whole Body Vibration, Low Back Pain, and Disability Among Truck Drivers
Newsletter from Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health
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New Online Community Links Child Farm Safety Advocates
MRASH Conference to Highlight Safety and Health of Vulnerable Farmworkers
Drought Can Lead to More than the Summertime Blues in Farmers
Women New to Farming May Falsely Believe Their Farms Safer—Study
What About the Rest of Them? Fatal Injuries Related to Production Agriculture Not Captured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI)
Data Dashboard Examines Hispanic Construction Workers
Podcast on Safety Climate
Toolbox Talks on Struck-By and Nanomaterials
New Research Key Finding (from CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Training)
Funding Available for Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants
NIOSH recently published the funding announcement for the Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants (TPGs). NIOSH supports training in occupational safety and health through the TPGs, which include academic training programs that support undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate training, along with programs that respond to the unique training needs of specialty groups. The deadline to apply for this grant is December 17, 2021. For more information on this opportunity and other training-related grants and cooperative agreements, visit Extramural Workforce Development: Training Grants.
NIOSH Awards Funding for Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health®
NIOSH has awarded funding to 10 Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health® (TWH). Four new Centers of Excellence in California, Maryland, North Carolina, and Utah will join six existing centers in Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, and Oregon. The Centers of Excellence represent the extramural portfolio of TWH research funded by NIOSH to further its mission of protecting and advancing the safety, health, and well-being of the diverse population of workers in our nation. The addition of the four new centers marks the growing focus on comprehensive efforts to protect and promote the safety, health, and well-being of our nation’s workforce.
Extramural Grantee Spotlight (September and October 2021)
Check out the following information in the September and October issues of NIOSH eNews related to extramural research and training grantees:
New Construction Research Key Findings
CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training—August 2021 CPWR Update (NIOSH-funded Construction Center)
Center for Health, Work & Environment—September 2021 Newsletter
Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety & Health Center—September 2021 eNews
Despite Regulatory Compliance, California Farmworkers at Risk for Heat-related Illness
CPH-NEW Releases New Toolkit Using Total Worker Health® Approaches for Correctional Workers
New Webpage for Common Questions and Answers on NIOSH Funding Announcements
OEP has a new webpage where you can see common questions and answers for published NIOSH funding announcements. You can find a list of all NIOSH funding announcements on the OEP website. NIOSH funding opportunities are also posted on grants.gov, which is the single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by 26 Federal grant-making agencies.
National Farm Safety and Health Week September 19–25
NIOSH joins the Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (Ag Centers) in recognizing National Farm Safety and Health Week (NFSHW) as a time to highlight the importance of working together to prevent injuries and illnesses among agricultural workers. The agriculture industry is consistently at the highest risk of work-related injuries and fatalities, with harvest season being particularly hazardous. This year’s events will focus on tractor and rural roadway safety, overall farmer health, young workers, fertilizer and chemical safety, and women in agriculture. The 2021 theme for NFSHW is “Farm Safety Yields Real Results”.
Extramural Grantee Spotlight (August 2021)
Check out the following information in the August issue of NIOSH eNews related to extramural research and training grantees:
Universities Can Facilitate Collaboration to Address Precarious Work
Study Links Home Care Aides’ Safety and Health to Delivery of Home Care Services
New Construction Research Key Findings
Data Needed on Exposures in Construction
New Publication From the Center for Health, Work & Environment
New Tools to Help Keep Workers Safe in the Heat
Grantees and the NIOSH 50th
As part of the 50th anniversary, NIOSH grantees are recognizing this milestone by showcasing their partnerships with the institute. Check out the information below which you can also find on the NIOSH 50th webpage.
What’s Work Got to Do With It? New Podcast Features NIOSH Director on NIOSH @50
For the NIOSH 50th anniversary, the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center recently released a podcast with NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard, reflecting back on the history of the institute and its important work and accomplishments. This podcast is a part of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center’s (OHWC) What’s Work Got To Do With It? podcast series, which is geared toward highlighting the ways in which work can affect our overall safety, health, and wellbeing.
Other NIOSH 50th grantee information includes:
Southwest Ag Center Recognizes 25-Year Partnership With NIOSH
Texas Public Health Association Recognizes NIOSH’s Partnership with University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
NIOSH’s 50th Anniversary and Our Impact Through Partnership (Blog from Center for Health, Work & Environment)
Success of a Long-Term Partnership Focused on Workplace Violence (one-pager from University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center)
Extramural Grantee Spotlight (July 2021)
Check out the following information in the July issue of NIOSH eNews related to extramural research and training grantees:
Study Showing More Injuries Among Temporary Workers Helped Change Law
New Publication From New York and New Jersey Education and Research Center
WVU Moves Industrial Hygiene Program to School of Public Health
Applications Being Accepted for Commercial Fishing Safety Research and Training Grants
Three million dollars in funding is now available through a partnership between NIOSH and the U.S. Coast Guard to support both research on improving the occupational safety of workers in the commercial fishing industry and critical training for this occupation. These fishing safety research cooperative agreements (RFA-OH-20-002) and training project grants (RFA-OH-20-003) will provide 75% of an organization’s costs with a maximum of $975 thousand per grant over a three-year period in 2022. You can find the latest information on this funding by reviewing the following receipt date notices: New Receipt Date and Change in Cost Match Requirement for Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research Cooperative Agreement (U01) and New Receipt Date and Change in Cost Match Requirement for Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Training Project Grants (T03). The deadline to apply is August 27, 2021.
New Webpage for Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research and Training Program
Check out our new webpage where you can learn more about commercial fishing research cooperative agreements and training project grants, supported by NIOSH and the U.S. Coast Guard. This funding is awarded to qualified individuals in academia, members of non-profit organizations, municipalities, and businesses involved in the U.S. commercial fishing industry. The Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research and Training Program supports fishing safety research and targeted, regionally appropriate training for U.S. commercial fishermen.
NIOSH Disaster Science Responder Research Program COVID-19 Research Agenda (2021-113) Published
NIOSH recently developed a COVID-19 research agenda to address occupational health research gaps in the context of the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and response. This research agenda provides a high-level framework for planning and prioritizing COVID-19 research recommended, conducted, or supported by NIOSH. You can find this document posted on the Disaster Science Responder Research (DSRR) website. There you will also see NIOSH DSRR strategic goals, critical topic areas, and links to other resources.
We hope that researchers find this information helpful as they develop NIOSH research applications. Please direct any questions about the research agenda to the contacts listed on the DSRR website or to Dr. Elizabeth Maples in the Office of Extramural Programs.
Extramural Grantee Spotlight (June 2021)
Check out the following information in the June issue of NIOSH eNews related to extramural research and training grantees:
Weather Is Factor in Pesticide Drift and Related Illness in Agriculture
New Study Focuses on Personal and Work Factors and Risk for Neck Pain
Latest News From the Center for Health, Work & Environment
New Opioid Awareness Trainings for Employers and Employees
Connecticut Improves Recovery Friendly Workplace Toolkit
Washington State’s TIRES Program Ends After Over 15 Years
Extramural Grantee Spotlight (May 2021)
Check out the following information in the May issue of NIOSH eNews related to extramural research and training grantees:
Washington State Law Protects Temporary Agency Workers
New Video Featuring Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center
New Training Materials for Heat-related Illness Prevention
Partners and the NIOSH 50th
As part of the 50th anniversary, NIOSH welcomes current and past partners to highlight successes and accomplishments, resulting from collaborations with our institute. Check out the information below from grantees who are recognizing this milestone and showcasing their NIOSH partnerships.
The Occupational Safety & Environmental Health Program Marks 40 Years at Millersville University
Millersville University held an online event April 28 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its Occupational Safety & Environmental Health Program—a program that is 1 of the 28 recipients of the NIOSH-funded Training Project Grant. The program also recognized its partnership with NIOSH during this milestone event.
Afternoon of Science – NIOSH 50th Anniversary Celebration
West Virginia University’s Office of Research and Graduate Education hosted the “Afternoon of Science – NIOSH 50th Anniversary Celebration” on May 5, 2021. This event celebrated the NIOSH 50th anniversary and showcased the university’s accomplishments through its various partnerships with NIOSH through grants and other collaborations.
You can find more information about grantees’ and other partners’ recognition of the institute’s anniversary on the NIOSH 50th page.
Extramural Grantee Spotlight (April 2021)
Check out the following information in the April issue of NIOSH eNews related to extramural research and training grantees:
- Data Bulletin Looks at Construction Worker Deaths, 2011–2019
- Report on Breastfeeding Practices by Occupational Industry
- Texas Education and Research Center Looking for Faculty for Total Worker Health® Program
- New Publications from NIOSH Grantees
Second Year Funding Available for Workplace Robotics Research
NIOSH, in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and others, has announced available funding to study the integration of robotics technologies in the workplace. The funding announcement calls for proposals for the National Robotics Initiative 3.0 (NRI 3.0). NIOSH is seeking fundamental research on integration of robotics technologies for reducing workplace risk exposures, research to identify potential physical risks and sociotechnical challenges of robotics technologies to workers, and research to evaluate different risk control strategies.
The proposal submission window is April 19, 2021 – May 3, 2021. You must submit your application by May 3, at 5:00 p.m. in your local time. Applicants may submit their proposals via the FastLane, Research.gov, or Grants.gov websites, as stated in the funding announcement. More information is available on the NSF website.