NIOSH Small Research Grant Program (R03)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of the R03 grant program is (1) to develop an understanding of the risks and conditions associated with occupational diseases and injuries, (2) to explore methods for reducing risks and preventing or minimizing exposure to hazardous conditions in the workplace, and (3) to translate significant scientific findings into prevention practices and products that will effectively reduce work-related illnesses and injuries.

The NIOSH Small Research grant mechanism (R03) supports occupational safety and health research projects that can be carried out with limited resources, such as pilot and feasibility studies, secondary data analysis, or development of research methods.

Applicants must concisely describe the occupational health burden addressed in their proposal and must link the need for the proposed research activities to planned outputs that will help alleviate this burden. Applicants should clearly articulate the anticipated impacts of the proposed research, both during the project period and beyond.


  • July 19, 2018 for New applications;

  • August 10, 2018 for Resubmission and Revision applications.

  • Standard dates (Feb. 16, Jun. 16, Oct. 16) apply for future due dates.

PAR-19-797 Expiration Date November 18, 2024 per NOT-OH-24-005

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Amount Description

Up to $50,000 total direct costs (including consortium F&A costs) per Budget Period.

Up to $100,000 in direct costs (including consortium F&A costs) for a 2-year period of performance.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 16, 2024