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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

NIOSH Sponsored

NIOSH Sponsored
Announcement
Number
Title Contact Expiration Date Additional
PAR-18-812 Occupational Safety and Health Research (R01) Maria Lioce, MD
(404) 498-2575
11-18-2023 This announcement replaces PAR-13-129.
PAR-18-797 NIOSH Small Research Grant Program (R03) Joan Karr, PhD
(404) 498-2506
11-18-2023 This announcement replaces PAR-12-200.
PAR-18-798 NIOSH Exploratory and/or Developmental Grant Program (R21) Viji Potula, PhD
(404) 498-2551
11-18-2023 This announcement replaces PAR-12-252.
PAR-18-799 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) Linda West, MSPH
(404) 498-5767
11-18-2023 This announcement replaces PAR-13-245.

NIOSH Co-Sponsored

NIOSH Co-Sponsored
Announcement
Number
Title Contact Expiration Date Additional
PA-18-574 PHS 2018-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44] Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Steve Dearwent, Ph.D.
(404) 498-2530
4-6-19 This announcement is a reissue of PA-17-302. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the NIOSH topics identified in PHS 2018-2 SBIR/STTR Program Descriptions and Research Topics for NIH, CDC, FDA, and ACF (pages 230-233).

(For previous funding opportunities, see Past Funding.)

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