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2017-18 Pilot Grant Request for Applications

November 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am - February 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

This is a new RFP. The application deadline is February 23, 2018, 5:00 pm (CDT).

The Healthier Workforce Center, funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), is pleased to announce the availability of funds for pilot projects. The mission of the Healthier Workforce Center is to protect and preserve worker safety and health through knowledge generation and dissemination of evidence-based Total Worker Health® practices. The Healthier Workforce Center is in the process of expanding to leverage our existing partnerships with Washington University- St. Louis and the Nebraska Safety Council. Therefore, we are particularly interested in proposals that address the needs of employers and employees in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa.

Grants will be awarded in one of two categories:

  • New Investigator Awards: The HWC will fund at least one (1) new investigator award. New investigators may include junior faculty, post-doctoral trainees, medical residents and fellows, doctoral students, senior scientific staff, and senior faculty new to the TWH and HWC programs. If the principal investigator is a student or trainee, a faculty sponsor must be identified. The maximum permitted budget is $30,000 (direct plus indirect).
  • Student Research Awards:  The HWC will fund up to two (2) student research awards. Advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, medical residents, and fellows from the health sciences, engineering, or other applicable programs are encouraged to apply. Each student research proposal must have a faculty sponsor who will oversee the research. The maximum permitted budget is $5,000 (direct plus indirect).

The application deadline is February 23, 2018, 5:00 pm (CDT).


November 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am
February 23 @ 5:00 pm


Kevin M Kelly