Pilot funding from Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center, due June 1

The Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center is seeking applications for pilot projects that will that improve occupational health, safety, and personal wellness. Proposals may focus or be powered on one of these three areas, but the proposed intervention must address all three. The center plans to fund one award up to $100,000 total that can be spread out over a two-year period. To be eligible, the PI must have an appointment at an Oregon state institution (University, College, or state agency) and eligible to obtain federal or state research grants through that organization. Multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator and multi-organization collaborations are encouraged. PIs may submit only one proposal to this announcement, but anyone may be a collaborator on multiple proposals.

The Oregon Healthy WorkForce Center was established in September 2011 as a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Center of Excellence. The mission of the Center is to conduct research designed to improve the Total Worker Health (NIOSH TM)—occupational health, safety and personal wellness—of workers by implementing intervention strategies that protect health in the workplace and promote a healthy lifestyle. The goal is a healthier, safer worker and workforce.

Applications are due June 1, 2012. View the full request for pilot project proposals.