Notice Regarding PAR-06-485 Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers
Notice Number: NOT-OH-07-002 - (See Notice NOT-OH-08-005
Release Date: February 6, 2007
Application Receipt Date: August 14, 2007
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), (http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html)
The purpose of this notice is to provide clarification on eight items in PAR-06-485:
- Key Dates – The next application receipt date is August 14, 2007 for a start date of July 1, 2008. In addition, the Peer Review Date(s) are revised to February/March, 2008 and the Council Review Date(s) are revised to May/June 2008.
- Section I. Funding Opportunity Description, 1. Program Objectives, Training Programs. The 3rd paragraph is deleted. This pilot activity is fully described within the retitled section “Targeted Research Training in Occupational Safety and Health (OPTIONAL)” that is discussed in the next bullet.
- Section I. Funding Opportunity Description, 1. Program Objectives, Center-Wide Activities, NORA Research (Optional). This section is retitled as follows: Targeted Research Training in Occupational Safety and Health (OPTIONAL). In addition, the first example in this section entitled “Research Projects” is deleted. The two remaining examples of relevant projects are of equal importance to NIOSH. The listing order does not imply a NIOSH priority ranking.
- Section IV. Application and Submission Information – 2. Content and Form of Application Submission – Table of Contents for an Education and Research Center Application – Program Plan: Academic Training Component A. The last sentence is revised to read: Occupational safety and health course content outlines and sample curricula/programs of instruction must be included within an appendix.
- Section IV. Application and Submission Information – 6. Other Submission Requirements. The following sentence is added as the first paragraph of this section: “To help assure the stability of the Center, the Center Director, Deputy Director, and Program Directors must be full-time faculty and professional staff.”
- Section IV. Application and Submission Information – 6. Other Submission Requirements. The previous second paragraph is replaced with the following to be consistent with NIH/NRSA policies: “Individuals may receive up to five years of support at the predoctoral level and three years of support at the postdoctoral level. Any exception to the maximum period of support requires a waiver from NIOSH based on review of justification from the individual and the institution. Stipends are not allowed for part-time trainees.”
- Section IV. Application and Submission Information – 6. Other Submission Requirements – NORA Research (Optional). This section is retitled as follows: Targeted Research Training in Occupational Safety and Health (OPTIONAL). In addition, the first paragraph is replaced with the following: “Up to $300,000 per year for support may be requested for Targeted Research Training projects. Each project must have a cover sheet, a PHS 398 form page 2 description, a detailed and summary budget, and a project plan not to exceed 15 pages. Projects that are solely for the support of trainees through collaborative partnerships should follow the guidance for training program budgets.”
- Section V. Application Review Information – 2. Review and Selection Process – REVIEW CRITERIA FOR INDIVIDUAL NORA PROJECTS (RESEARCH, RESEARCH TRAINING, AND RESEARCH TO PRACTICE). This section is retitled REVIEW CRITERIA FOR TARGETED RESEARCH TRAINING IN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH. The review criteria for Innovation, Environment, and Investigators are revised to the following:
INNOVATION: The degree of innovation of the project. Does the proposed project involve new and innovative approaches to research training, or to translation of research to practice, relevant to the occupational safety and health field?
ENVIRONMENT: The quality, sufficiency, and multidisciplinary character of the research training or research to practice environment and evidence of an Institutional commitment to the project goals.
INVESTIGATORS: The professional qualifications of the investigators to carry out this work as evidenced by their training and research records. Do the investigators have track records of outside support and do they have experience in providing research training? For research training projects and research to practice projects, do the investigators have education and experience appropriate to these areas?
All other aspects of PAR-06-485 remain unchanged. The full text of the announcement can be accessed at:
We encourage inquiries concerning this notice, and welcome the opportunity to answer questions from potential applicants. Please direct inquiries to:
John Talty, M.S.
Office of Extramural Programs
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4676 Columbia Parkway, Mail stop C- 7
Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998
Telephone: (513) 533-8253
FAX: (513) 533-8564
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