NIOSH logo and tagline

NIOSH Invites Grant Proposals for New Research Under NORA

NIOSH Update:

Contact: Fred Blosser (202) 260-8519
December 9, 1998

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is inviting researchers and research organizations to submit applications immediately for grants in any of the 21 priority areas under the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). NIOSH is soliciting applications to fund NORA-related grants in Fiscal Year 1999.

NIOSH’s Fiscal Year 1999 appropriation provides increased funding for NORA research, reflecting NIOSH’s success in implementing NORA and partnering with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund NORA grants in Fiscal Year 1998. In Fiscal Year 1999, NIOSH expects to fund an additional $5 million for new NORA research proposals.

NORA-related proposals may be submitted now under NIOSH’s general program announcement for occupational safety and health grant proposals. To be eligible for Fiscal Year 1999 funding under the general announcement, proposals must be submitted on or before Feb. 1, 1999. The program announcement is available on the World Wide Web at

In addition, NIOSH soon will issue a separate request for application (RFA) for research in specific NORA priority areas. Further information on the specific areas of solicitation under the NORA request for application will be available when the RFA is issued.

“The tremendous response to our joint NIOSH/NIH request for NORA-related grant applications in Fiscal Year 1998 reaffirmed the power of NORA to stimulate high-quality research,” said NIOSH Director Linda Rosenstock, M.D., M.P.H. “The Fiscal Year 1999 effort will build on this success and encourage further proposals for critically needed research.”

Eligible applicants for NORA research grants under the general program announcement include non-profit and for-profit organizations, universities, colleges, research institutions, and other public and private organizations, including state and local governments and small, minority, and/or woman-owned businesses.

Applicants must use research grant application Form PHS-398 (OMB Number 0925-0001). The form is available at most institutional offices of sponsored research; and from the Extramural Outreach and Information Resources Office, Office of Extramural Research, 6701 Rockledge Drive, MS-C7910, Bethesda, Md. 20892-7910, telephone (301) 435-0714, fax (301) 480-8443, e-mail:

Business management information may be obtained from Joanne Wojcik, Grants Management Specialist, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 255 East Paces Ferry Road, NE., MS-E13, Atlanta, Ga. 30305, telephone (404) 842-6535, fax: (404) 842-6513, e-mail:

Programmatic technical assistance may be obtained from Roy M. Fleming, Sc.D., Associate Director for Grants, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Building 1, Room 3053, MS-D30, Atlanta, GA 30333, telephone: (404) 639-3343, fax: (404) 639-4616, e-mail:

NORA identifies 21 subject areas in which national occupational health and safety research will do the most to reduce work-related injuries and illnesses in the coming decade. NORA was developed by NIOSH with input and review by more than 500 organizations and individuals from industry, labor, government agencies, the health and safety community, and the public.

For further information on NORA and other NIOSH research, call the toll-free NIOSH information number 1-800-35-NIOSH(1-800-356-4674) or visit NIOSH on the World Wide Web at