Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

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 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) invites new and renewal cooperative agreement applications for a National Center for Construction Safety and Health (herein after referred to as “Construction Center”). The Construction Center is intended to serve as an integrated, multi-disciplinary occupational safety and health resource for the entire US construction sector. The overall objective is to make major contributions to improve construction worker health and safety as evidenced by well-accepted intermediate outcomes (e.g. evidence that research led to improved policies, procedures, training, tools, consensus standards, etc.) leading ultimately to improved end outcomes (e.g. reduced injuries, fatalities, exposures, or illnesses). Center efforts should improve upon prior construction research and prevention activities, and on the National Construction Agenda research and practice goals developed by the NORA Construction Sector Council. In addition to research, the Center should include a major emphasis on appropriate, expeditious transfer activities for completed research projects and research results to ensure that research is transferred to construction practice.

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 Friday, April 17, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) a description of the construction center, 2) a brief summary of the research projects to be included, 3) which NORA Construction Strategic Goal each addresses, 4) how the projects relate to the 15 National Construction Agenda topics, and 5) the tracking and dissemination plan.


Up to $5 million annually for up to five years

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

May 15, 2009

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at