Request for Proposals
PILOT/SMALL PROJECTS RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM
Request for Proposals
Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety
A National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Education & Research Center (ERC)
|Intent to submit due||Applications due||Funding Decision||Award Date|
|February 14, 2014||March 14, 2014||May 16, 2014||July 1, 2014|
Background: The purpose of the Deep South ERC’s Pilot/Small Projects Research Training Program (PPRTP) is to promote and expand the research training mission of the Deep South ERC. Through this mechanism the Deep South ERC will support small/pilot research projects that will emphasize the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) established by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. NORA uses a sector-based approach to define and meet high priority needs. These sectors are: a. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, b. Construction, c. Healthcare and Social Assistance, d. Manufacturing, e. Mining, f. Services, g. Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities, and h. Wholesale and Retail Trade.
Purpose: The Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety is soliciting faculty and student applications for grants of up to $20,000. The purpose of the grant awards are to encourage new and innovative research by students, postdoctoral trainees and new investigators in topics related to occupational health and safety that are among the priorities set by the NORA established by NIOSH. Eligible candidates for these funds are members of higher education institutions from the southeast region of the United States.
1. Trainee Award: Master and doctoral students from the Southeast Region will be eligible. Each trainee applicant may apply for $2,000 to $12,000 awards for research projects that are part of master’s project or doctoral dissertation. For this category of award students must list an advisor who must have faculty ranking at the same institution.
2. Postdoctoral Trainee Award: Individuals with PhD/DrPH/MD degrees working as post doctoral trainees, medical fellows, or equivalent position are eligible for this award. Each trainee may apply for $8,000 to $15,000.
3. Career Development Award: Junior faculty members will be eligible to apply for this award. The maximum award amount can be up to $20,000 each. This award is designed to support new investigators in establishing new research areas and to encourage the most creative individuals from other research areas to apply their expertise and pursue innovative and novel approaches that may significantly contribute to the NORA objectives.
Submit completed applications electronically to:
Claudiu Lungu, Ph.D.
Pilot Projects Research Training Program Coordinator
UAB, School of Public Health
Department of Environmental Health Sciences,
530 Ryals Public Health Building,
1530 3rd Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
Phone: 205-934-2072; Fax: (205) 975-6341; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org