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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

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 webpage and the NIH Guide for future updates to this notice.

NIOSH Sponsored

Title Contact Expiration Date Additional
PAR-13-129 Occupational Safety and Health Research (R01) Maria Lioce, MD
(404) 498-2530
5-8-18 unless reissued This announcement replaces PA-10-188.
PAR-12-200 NIOSH Small Research Grant Program (R03) Joan Karr, PhD.
(404) 498-2530
3-17-17 This announcement replaces PAR-09-138.
PAR-12-252 NIOSH Exploratory and/or Developmental Grant Program (R21) Sharon Chiou,PhD.
(304) 285-6029
3-17-17 This announcement replaces PAR-10-132. (Closing Date: 9-8-15 unless reissued). This announcement replaces PAR-09-139.
PAR-13-245 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) Steve Dearwent, Ph.D.
(404) 498-2530
3-17-17 This announcement replaces PAR-10-132.

NIOSH Co-Sponsored

Title Contact Expiration Date Additional
PA-16-302 PHS 2016-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]) Steve Dearwent, Ph.D.
(404) 498-2530
4-6-17 This announcement is a reissue of PA-15-269. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the NIOSH topics identified in PHS 2016-2 SBIR/STTR Program Descriptions and Research Topics for NIH, CDC, FDA, and ACF (pages 158-162).

(For previous funding opportunities, see Past Funding.)

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