Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

CDC-NIOSH Centers of Excellence to Promote a Healthier Workforce (U19)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), encourages applications for Centers of Excellence to Promote a Healthier Workforce (U19) that will conduct and evaluate research, integrating both health promotion and health protection programs in the workplace to produce healthy workers and healthier workplace environments. A Center is expected to 1) serve as a leader in research activities and expertise in the integration of health protection and health promotion, 2) conduct trans-disciplinary research projects on the effects and outcomes of integrated health promotion and protection projects, 3) conduct outreach and education activities in the region to create awareness of the value and benefits of healthy workers and workplaces and disseminate the results of research activities, 4) establish partnerships with community agencies and organizations to encourage participation in Center projects and activities designed to promote healthy workers and healthy workplaces, and 5) conduct evaluation activities at the project level and at the overall Center level.

A Center is expected to carry out these initiatives with multi-disciplinary teams including professionals in occupational health and safety (medicine, nursing, industrial hygiene, safety, ergonomics), psychology, behavioral and social sciences, policy, labor education, health education, business and economics. Collaborations between academic institutions to conduct interventions are strongly encouraged. Centers will institute collaborative partnerships with local and state agencies, community organizations, universities, health care institutions, business groups, and labor organizations to carry out research activities, conduct outreach programs, promote awareness and disseminate information.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) goals and objectives of the proposed program, 2) a brief description of proposed research projects, 3) outreach and educational activities, 4) evaluation plans, and 5) the names of three MU personnel who would be qualified to serve as internal reviewers for letters of intent under this program.


Up to $1.3 million per year. The total project period may not exceed 5 years for existing Centers and 3 years for new Centers.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

External Proposal Deadlines:

Requested letter of intent is due December 15, 2010.
Application deadline is January 28, 2011.


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