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CDC NIOSH Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers

Internal Due Date: 07-06-2017 Coordinator: Holly Sommers

Foundation Due Date: 08-14-2017 (Letters of Intent); October 13, 2017 (Full Applications; renewal or revision only)

Number of Applications: 1


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), invites grant applications for funding Education and Research Centers (ERCs) that are focused on occupational safety and health training, research training, education and outreach. NIOSH is mandated to provide an adequate supply of qualified personnel to carry out the purposes of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the ERCs are one of the principal means for meeting this mandate. ERCs are academic institutions that provide high-quality interdisciplinary graduate training, research training, continuing education, and outreach in the core occupational safety and health disciplines of industrial hygiene (IH), occupational health nursing (OHN), occupational medicine residency (OMR), and occupational safety (OS), as well as closely related allied disciplines. Research and research training are integral components of ERCs, with ERC faculty and NIOSH trainees conducting research on issues related to the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). The ERCs also serve as regional resources for industry, labor, government, and the public.

For detailed program information, including budgetary limits, please see the website noted above.

Upcoming due dates:

LOIs - August 15, 2016; August 14, 2017; August 13, 2018; August 16, 2019

Applications - October 12, 2016, October 13, 2017, October 11, 2018, October 18, 2019 by 5:00 PM EST


Internal Competition Guidelines:

Interested applicants must submit an abstract of their proposed projects (not to exceed 2 pages) and an NIH-style biosketch to Holly Sommers via e-mail ( by no later than the internal deadline above for consideration. Please put CDC NIOSH Occupational Safety Ed Center - Applicant Name in the subject line of the e-mail. It is helpful if the abstract and biosketch are submitted in a single PDF file with the abstract first.  Please note that written reviews or summary statements from the internal review and selection process will not be available.