Key Date Changes, Pilot/Feasibility Research Program Costs, and Frequently Asked Questions for PAR-15-361 "NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health (U19)"

Notice Number: NOT-OH-16-002

Key Dates
Release Date: November 17, 2015

Related Announcements

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


The purpose of this notice is to correct two sections of PAR-15-361 and to provide access to other clarifications through a published link.

Key Date Changes for Letters of Intent, Applications, Scientific Merit Review, and Advisory Council Review

NIOSH is eliminating the following key dates:

  • September 15, 2018 and September 15, 2019 for Letters of Intent.
  • November 30, 2018 and November 29, 2019 Receipt Dates for Applications.
  • February 2019 Scientific Merit Review.
  • April 2019 Advisory Council Review.

The applicable Key Dates are now as follows:

Letter of Intent Due Date(s)
October 30, 2015; September 15, 2016 and September 15, 2017.

Application Due Date(s)
December 17, 2015; November 30, 2016 and November 30, 2017.

Scientific Merit Review
March 2016; February 2017 and February 2018.

Advisory Council Review
June 2016; April 2017, and April 2018.

Costs for Pilot/Feasibility Research Program

The budget for the Pilot/Feasibility Research Program is changed from total costs to direct costs.

The revised Pilot/Feasibility Research Program cost language is as follows:

Pilot/Feasibility Research Program (Optional/up to $50,000 direct costs)

Investigators may budget for up to $50,000 (direct costs) of the research core for these projects.

Frequently Asked Questions

NIOSH has published the following link to address questions that have been submitted to CDC / NIOSH regarding this FOA and the answers which have been provided:

As this document may be updated periodically, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to periodically check the website link shown above for updates.

Interested applicants may also contact the NIOSH Scientific/Program contact listed in this notice.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Maria Lioce, MD
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Telephone: 404-498-2575