Notice of Updates for PAR-12-126 "Cooperative Research Agreements Related to World Trade Center Health Program (U01)"

Notice Number: NOT-OH-14-009

Key Dates
Release Date: July 31, 2014
Peer Review Date: April, 2015
Council Date: May, 2015

Related Announcements

Issued by
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)


The purpose of this Notice is to inform applicants about the 2014 receipt date, the 2014 Letter of Intent Date, the maximum project period and the maximum budget that can be requested, and the revised expiration date for the FOA.

This notice also provides updated information on the page limitations for the Research Strategy component of the Research Plan.

The following changes are hereby made to the announcement:

2014 Application Receipt Date

The application due date for PAR-12-126 Cooperative Research Agreements Related to the World Trade Center Health Program (U01) is December 2, 2014.

2014 Letter of Intent Receipt Date

The Letter of Intent Due Date is November 3, 2014.

Maximum Project Period and Budget

The maximum project period that can be requested is one year. The maximum total budget that can be requested is $500K.

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards

Funds available for FY2015 are approximately $3M. NIOSH anticipates funding 4-6 projects. Awards made in FY2015 will be for up to 1 year. All awards are contingent on the availability of funds and the submission of a meritorious application.

Award Project Period Length

The allowable project period is one year. Throughout the project period, CDC commitment to continuation of awards will be based on availability of funds, evidence of satisfactory progress by the recipient (as documented in required reports), and the determination that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal government.

Letter of Intent

The letter of intent should be sent 30 days prior to the application receipt date to:

Nina Turner, Ph.D.
Scientific Review Officer
1095 Willowdale Road
Mailstop G800
Morgantown, WV 26505-2845 USA
Telephone: 304-285-5976

Page Limitations

Page limitations described in the SF424 Application Guide and the Table of Page Limits must be followed. For one year projects, the Research Strategy component of the Research Plan narrative is limited to 6 pages. These pages limits include tables, graphs, figures, diagrams, and charts.

Expiration Date

This funding opportunity announcement will expire on December 3, 2014.


Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact CDC/NIOSH prior to submitting an application. Inquiries can be directed to with PAR-12-126 in the subject line or to the contacts listed below:

Scientific/research inquiries: Travis Kubale, Ph.D., 513-841-4461 or

Peer review inquiries: Nina Turner, Ph.D., 304-285-5976 or

Financial or grants management inquiries: Peter E. Grandillo, Jr., MBA, CGMS, GMC, (412) 386-6834 or