Internal Deadline: TBA
LOI: 30 days prior.
External Deadline: October 30, 2023
Award Type: Cooperative Agreement
Estimated Number of Awards: NIOSH anticipates funding up to 8 awards through this announcement. Awards issued under this FOA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
Anticipated Award Amount: $11.2 million total cost (direct and indirect costs) in FY 2021.
Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. NIOSH intends to commit approximately $56 million in total costs (direct and indirect) over the entire project period (up to 5 years).
Who May Serve as PI: Standard NIH requirements.
Link to Award: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-297.html
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://orif.usc.edu/oor-portal/.
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) TWH Program builds on four decades of scientific knowledge through the recognition that work is a social determinant of health; job-related factors such as wages, hours of work, workload and stress levels, interactions with coworkers and supervisors, access to paid leave, and health-promoting workplaces all can have an important impact on the well-being of workers, their families, and their communities. TWH is defined as policies, programs and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being. This approach prioritizes a hazard-free work environment for all workers and comprehensively integrates workplace systems relevant to the control of hazards and exposures, organization of work, compensation and benefits, work-life integration/management, and organizational change management. The NIOSH TWH program supports ground-breaking research and practical applications that address the implications of today’s changing workplace and responds to demands for information and practical solutions to the health, safety, and well-being challenges that workers face.
- Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders in the Workplace
- TWH Outreach, Education, and Training
- Measuring Worker Well-Being
- Future of Work
- Healthy Work Design and Well-Being
- Workplace Mental Health and Worker Well-Being.
Centers of Excellence for TWH are expected to conduct research, planning and evaluation, and outreach and education that integrate traditional occupational safety and health (OSH) protection with interventions that protect, preserve, and advance the overall well-being of workers, communicate knowledge and best practices, and develop effective partnerships with workers, organizations and employers, NIOSH scientists, communities, and other entities.
To guide the development of research, practice, policy, and capacity-building activities, NIOSH has published a national 10-year agenda that is intended to define and prioritize relevant areas of emphasis. See the National TWH Agenda (2016-2026) webpage for more information.
The priority areas in the Agenda include:
- Research: Advance and conduct basic/etiologic, intervention, translational, and surveillance research that builds the evidence base for effectively integrating protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.
- Practice: Increase the awareness and adoption of effective policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.
- Policy: Create guidance for policies that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.
- Capacity-Building: Build professional capacity to strengthen the TWH workforce and TWH field to support the development, growth, and maintenance of policies, programs and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.