Research Grants

To maximize the grants program’s usefulness in protecting workers, NIOSH funds projects that are both scientifically sound and related to program priorities. Prevention is the thrust of the research program, and studies are supported to identify occupational populations at risk, develop methods for measuring exposures to hazards and detecting adverse health effects, determine the prevalence and incidence of occupational hazards, understand the etiology of occupational diseases and injuries, and reduce or eliminate exposures to hazards. Support is provided for both laboratory and field studies involving humans, as well as laboratory studies with various animal models and cell lines. Acute, subchronic, and chronic investigations are supported. Methods development involves measurement instrumentation, analytical techniques, medical monitoring procedures, and statistical designs to improve accuracy and precision of results. Fundamental or basic research may be supported if the applicant describes in the proposal how the research effort has current or potential utility in dealing with an occupational safety or health concern.

The announcements listed below are published in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts. Each announcement specifies the research priorities of interest, the type of grant activity supported, and the information needed to submit a grant application.

Current Research Grant Opportunities

NIOSH Sponsored

NIOSH Sponsored
Announcement Number Title Contact Expiration Date
PAR-18-812external icon Occupational Safety and Health Research (R01) Maria Lioce, MD
(404) 498-2575
11-18-23
PAR-18-797external icon NIOSH Small Research Grant Program (R03) Joan Karr, PhD
(404) 498-2506
11-18-23
PAR-18-798external icon NIOSH Exploratory and/or Developmental Grant Program (R21) Bridgette Garrett, PhD, MS
(770) 488-5715
11-18-23
PAR-18-799external icon Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) Linda West, MSPH
(404) 498-5767
11-18-23

NIOSH Co-Sponsored

NIOSH Co-Sponsored
Announcement Number Title Contact Expiration Date
PA-20-260external icon PHS 2020 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Interested applicants are encouraged to review the NIOSH topics identified in: SBIR/STTR Program Descriptions and Research Topics Documentpdf iconexternal icon

Steve Dearwent, Ph.D. (404) 498-2530 04-06-21
PA-20-262external icon PHS 2020-2 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Required)

Interested applicants are encouraged to review the NIOSH topics identified in: SBIR/STTR Program Descriptions and Research Topics Documentpdf iconexternal icon

Steve Dearwent, Ph.D.
(404) 498-2530
04-06-21
PA-19-029external icon Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) at NIH Program for NIH and CDC Translational Research (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Steve Dearwent, Ph.D.
(404) 498-2530
02-03-21

(For previous funding opportunities, see Past Funding.)

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