Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants (T03)

Funding Agency:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), invites grant applications for Training Project Grants (TPGs) that are focused on occupational safety and health training. NIOSH is mandated to provide an adequate supply of qualified personnel to carry out the purposes of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and the TPGs are one of the principal means for meeting this mandate. The majority of TPGs are in academic institutions that provide high quality training in the core occupational safety and health disciplines of industrial hygiene (IH), occupational health nursing (OHN), occupational medicine residency (OMR), occupational safety (OS), as well as closely related allied disciplines. NIOSH also funds non-academic programs to meet specific training needs of targeted populations including firefighters, commercial fishermen and occupational health and safety interns.

Only one application per institution or organization is allowed.


  • Duke Internal Deadline: June 24, 2019
  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): October 2, 2015; August 26, 2016; August 25, 2017; August 24, 2018; August 26, 2019
  • Application Due Date(s): December 1, 2015; October 26, 2016; October 26, 2017; October 26, 2018; October 24, 2019

PAR-15-352 Expiration Date: November 4, 2019

If the internal deadline has passed and you are interested in this opportunity, please email Anastasia Maddox at fundopps@duke.edu to find out if it is still open.

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  Individuals with the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to carry out the functions of the proposed TPG are invited to work with their institution/organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underserved and underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, as well as individuals with disabilities, are always encouraged to apply for CDC/NIOSH support such as this funding opportunity. To help assure the stability and viability of academic training programs, the Program Director must be a full-time faculty member. For non-academic training programs, there should be evidence of sufficient level of effort and support for the Program Director for the program to be highly successful.

Only one application per institute or organization. An educational institution may submit one Training Project Grant application, with up to 4 academic training programs under this announcement. For the purpose of this FOA, an applicant educational institution is considered to be the main campus of the institution as listed in the U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs.

Amount Description

See full solicitation for details.

Funding Type





Curriculum Development
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) https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2Uj7AzWyDEJKQ2

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: https://ors.duke.edu/sites/default/files/Applicant Instructions_FINAL.pdf


Internal Deadline

June 24, 2018

External Deadline

October 24, 2019