Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (T42)

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.

The University is invited to submit one nomination, and an internal review and selection process is necessary to select the best-qualified candidate to represent the University. Preliminary nominations to be considered in this process must be submitted to Dr. Michelle S. Broido, Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Research, c/o Ms. Selena Crawford, sac32@pitt.edu.

The preliminary nomination packet must include: 1) a brief abstract of the nominee’s research, 2) the nominee’s current curriculum vitae, and 3) a letter of recommendation from the nominee’s department chair/dean/division director.

Internal Submission Deadlines:
July 7, 2017
July 12, 2018
July 15, 2019

Letter of Intent Dates:
August 14, 2017
August 13, 2018
August 16, 2019

Application Deadlines:
October 13, 2017
October 11, 2018
October 18, 2019

Link to External Announcement