Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (U54)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites applications for Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (Ag Centers). Ag Centers are expected to conduct high quality research and help translate scientific discoveries into practical applications to improve worker safety and health in the areas of agriculture, forestry, and fishing. Center functions should include developing integrated approaches that link basic science with translation and outreach activities. Center structure should take advantage of diverse scientific resources and focus on local, regional, and/or national worker safety and health issues. Centers should place emphasis on the creation and implementation of evidence-based solutions that address important agricultural safety and health problems. Collaborations with other academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and other occupational safety and health focused groups are expected. Applicants must concisely describe the occupational health burden within their service area and directly link research and outreach activities to help alleviate the burden. Applicants should also clearly articulate the anticipated impacts of the proposed work, both during the project period and beyond.

Only one application per institution is allowed.


  • Duke Internal Deadline: August 9, 2017
  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): October 2, 2015; September 30, 2016; September 29, 2017
  • Application Due Dates(s): December 17, 2015; December 1, 2016; November 30, 2017

PAR-15-353 Expiration Date: December 1, 2017

Agency Website



Amount Description

A maximum of $1,350,000 in direct costs per budget period

Award Project Period: 5 years

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.(Code ILN)

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

August 9, 2017

External Deadline

November 30, 2017