Internal Deadline: Friday, December 10th, 2021, 5pm PT
LOI: December 17, 2021; thereafter, 30 days prior.
External Deadline: January 24, 2022
Recurring Deadlines: October 24, 2022; October 24, 2023; October 22, 2024
Award Type: Cooperative Agreement
Estimated Number of Awards: NIOSH anticipates funding approximately 10-12 awards through this announcement.
Anticipated Award Amount: $15-18 million total costs (direct and indirect costs) in FY 2022.
NIOSH intends to commit approximately $80-100 million in total costs (direct and indirect) over the entire project period (up to 5 years).
Who May Serve as PI: Standard requirements.
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 (NIOSH) within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites applications for the Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (Ag Centers). These centers are expected to conduct high quality research and subsequently disseminate their findings and recommendations in audience appropriate products to contribute to improving the safety and health of agriculture, forestry, and fishing workers. Center structure should take advantage of diverse scientific resources and focus on local, regional, and/or national worker safety and health issues. Emphasis should be placed on the creation and implementation of evidence-based solutions that address important agricultural, forestry, and fishing safety and health problems. Centers should also use innovative approaches to identifying, understanding, and developing strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up and sustainability of evidence-based solutions. Collaborations with other academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and other occupational safety and health focused groups are expected. Applicants must concisely describe the occupational safety and health burden within their service area and directly link research and outreach activities to help alleviate the burden. Applicants should also clearly articulate the anticipated impacts of the proposed work, both during the project period and beyond.
Ag Centers should address agriculture, forestry, and fishing issues in a cohesive and coordinated fashion, focusing on problems that are particularly burdensome in their region or potential solutions that are reasonably anticipated to have a high likelihood of improving the health and well-being of AgFF workers. Although applicants are asked to define the region of the country where they will focus their efforts, NIOSH recognizes that many of the occupational safety and health concerns in this workforce are not constrained by geographic boundaries. Therefore, it is anticipated that Ag Centers will, on occasion, work on problems that go beyond their predefined region or catchment area. In these cases, centers in the respective regions should work together to identify synergies and avoid duplicative efforts. In some cases, this may involve translation research where one center is using the evidence base developed by another center to test intervention effectiveness in a different population. Centers inherently have different abilities, strengths, and experiences, so clear communication and coordination (with each other and with NIOSH) are strongly encouraged in trans-regional efforts. Centers are encouraged to develop a networked approach to address complex problems within the AgFF workforce which are too large and diverse for any single center to adequately address. Applicants should clearly describe how the intended outcomes of the proposed work will contribute to the specified goals in NIOSH’s Strategic Plan and, in particular, those identified in the NIOSH Priority Goals for Extramural Research.
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