This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant program is designed to improve knowledge of the risks and conditions associated with occupational diseases and injuries, determine how to minimize theses risks and avoid hazardous conditions in the workplace and translate these results into prevention practices and products that will effectively reduce work-related illnesses and injuries. Research under this program can include, but is not limited to:

  • Identifying and investigating the relationships between hazardous working conditions and associated occupational diseases and injuries
  • Developing more sensitive means of evaluating hazards at work sites
  • Developing methods for measuring early markers of adverse health effects and injuries
  • Creating new protective equipment and engineering control technology to reduce work-related illnesses and injuries
  • Constructing work practices that reduce the risks of occupational hazards
  • Evaluating the technical feasibility or application of a new or improved occupational safety and health procedure, method, technique, or system

Applicants can request up to $400,000 in direct costs per year. The total funding period may not exceed four years. Applications follow the R01 research grants cycle and are due February 5, June 5 and October 5 annually until May 8, 2018. For more information, see the link below: