Internal Deadline: Friday, July 8th, 2022, 5pm PT
LOI: September 20, 2022; (Recurring: September 19, 2023; September 17, 2024; September 18, 2025)
External Deadline: October 25, 2022;
Recurring Deadline: October 24, 2023; October 22, 2024; October 23, 2025
Award Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: The number of awards for this program is between 20 and 30 depending on the quality and potential impact of the applications and funds available.
Anticipated Award Amount: The amount of funds awarded under this program is approximately $3 – $3.8 million each year for new, renewal, resubmission, and revision applications.
Who May Serve as PI: Any individual with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed training program as the Program Director (PD) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for CDC/NIOSH support. TPGs are allowed one Program Director.
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 purpose of this program is to support NIOSH TPGs (Training Project Grants), to address the burden of OSH in the United States by providing state-of-the-art training for the next generation of leaders in OSH practice and research. Recent work by Felknor, et al (2020) speaks to the ‘rapid and profound changes in the future of work that will have significant implication for the education and training of OSH professionals and the workforce’. NIOSH’s network of TPGs is critical in developing OSH professionals prepared to respond to the changing nature of work. These changes are the inevitable result of technological advances, globalization, new and emerging risks, climate change, and occupational health disparities associated with the changing demographics of the US workforce.
TPGs provide well-trained graduates to meet the demand for a professional OSH workforce for federal, state, and local government agencies, not-for-profit agencies, industry, agriculture, business, healthcare, worker advocacy groups, and labor organizations. TPGs help meet our nation’s need for skilled, knowledgeable practitioners and researchers in OSH and enhance diversity and inclusion in the OSH workforce.
The overall objective of this FOA is to solicit meritorious and rigorous applications that will build on NIOSH’s successful, dynamic training grant program. The expected objectives / outcomes by the end of the period of performance are for there to be an increase in highly trained, knowledgeable individuals with varying skills to positively impact the health, safety, and well-being of our nation’s workforce through a broad range of training programs. Through academic and non-academic programs alike, there should be an increase in capacity to promote OSH in a variety of settings and sectors.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.