NIOSH Funding Supports Katrina Health Study at Tulane
Under a competitive research grant from NIOSH, researchers at Tulane University are conducting a health study to determine if post-Hurricane Katrina exposures of workers to dusts containing bio-aerosols (bacteria and mold) are associated with changes in respiratory health. The study will include approximately 1,000 New Orleans area workers performing demolition and remediation work; trash and debris removal/disposal and landfill work; street, sewerage and water-line repair; general construction work; tree cutting and landscape restoration; and facilities services work. More information on the study is available from the Tulane program by e-mail, or by phone at 504-988-3846.
Extramural Research Funding Opportunities
With the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008 in late December, NIOSH received increased funding targeted to its extramural programs. An increase in NORA and Mining research funding will enable NIOSH to sponsor several new research initiatives and to fund additional research under its general program and cooperative agreement announcements. Potential extramural applicants are encouraged to monitor funding opportunity websites (NIH Guide and the Grants website) for existing funding opportunities, and for opportunities that will be published in the near future. Examples of relevant opportunities are below.
Career Development Grants in Occupational Safety and Health Research (K01):The upcoming deadlines are Feb. 12, 2010 and June 12, 2010 for new applications, and March 12, 2010 and July 12, 2010 for renewals, resubmissions, and revisions.
NIOSH Small Research Grant Program (R03): The upcoming deadlines are Feb. 16, 2010 and June 16, 2010 for new applications, and March 16, 2010 and July 16, 2010 for renewals, resubmissions, and revisions.
NIOSH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13): The upcoming deadlines for all applications (new, renewals, resubmissions, and revisions) are April 12, 2010 and August 12, 2010.
Workplace Violence Prevention Research: The upcoming deadlines are Feb. 5, 2010 and June 5, 2010 for new applications, and March 5, 2010 and July 5, 2010 for renewals, resubmissions, and revisions.