Updated Information for Prior Approval and Application Budgets for PAR-14-229

Notice Number: NOT-OH-16-001

Key Dates
Release Date: October 15, 2015

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Issued by
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)


The purpose of the NIOSH Conference and Scientific Meeting Cooperative Agreement Program (U13) is to support high quality and high impact scientific conferences/meetings that are relevant to NIOSH’s mission, program priorities, and public health. This program is integral to accomplishing the overall mission of NIOSH.

This notice provides updated information for applicants interested in applying for NIOSH Conference Cooperative Agreement funding. Applicants must comply with the requirements contained in this notice.

Amount of Funding Requested

Applicants may request more than $30,000 in total costs per year with prior approval from NIOSH. The maximum amount that can be requested with prior approval is $75,000 in total costs per year.

Prior Approval Request

Prior approval is required for applicants intending to apply for more than $30,000 in total costs per year. Applicants must provide their signed requests on organizational letterhead at least 30 days prior to the expected application due date. All of the following information must be included in the signed prior approval request:

  • Name, address, telephone number, and signature of the applicant organization's Authorizing or Business Official;
  • Name, address, telephone number, and signature of the applying Program Director/Principal Investigator;
  • Name of the proposed conference/scientific meeting;
  • Anticipated dates of the proposed conference/scientific meeting;
  • Total amount of funds to be requested from NIOSH; and
  • A Letter of Support from the NIOSH program manager, coordinator, assistant coordinator, or other senior level manager who will be substantially involved with guiding, coordinating, assisting with, or participating in, meeting activities.

Prior approval requests must be provided to the following NIOSH Scientific Program Official:

Joan F. Karr, PhD
1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop E74
Atlanta, GA 30329-4018
Telephone: 404-498-2506
Fax: 404-498-2571
Email: JKarr@cdc.gov

As email is the preferred method of submitting prior approval requests, applicants may copy the NIOSH/OEP Correspondence (oepcorrespond@cdc.gov) box as well.

Prior approval to accept an application does not guarantee funding. Funding availability and the number of awards are contingent on NIOSH appropriations and the number of meritorious applications received.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Joan Karr, PhD
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Telephone: 404-498-2506
Email: JKarr@cdc.gov