Healthy Workforce Center Pilot Research Program, Letter of Intent due May 15

The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center (OHWC) is now accepting applications for its Pilot Research Program. The Center seeks to fund two pilot projects that will expand the portfolio of research on programs that improve occupational health, safety, and personal wellness. Proposals may focus on one of these three areas, but the proposed intervention must address all three.

The $50,000 award is intended for faculty who are eligible to obtain federal or state research grants.

The $25,000 award is geared towards graduate students with a master’s degree, who are collaberating with a senior faculty member.

Key Dates:

  • Letter of Intent: May 15, 2013
  • Full application deadline (if invited): June 28, 2013
  • Earliest funding start date: September 1, 2013

Funds for the project may be used for the following purposes: Personnel (excluding salary support for core scientists); supplies; and items of equipment costing less than $5,000 (equipment costing more than $5,000 must be approved prior to beginning the pilot project). If relevant, a subcontracting mechanism within the pilot project can be used to support a component of the pilot project performed outside of OHWC. It is an OHWC policy that Indirect Costs are NOT allowed for OHWC pilot projects. Pilot research funds may not be used to provide interim support for established projects or for investigations funded from other sources.

The Oregon Healthy Workforce Center was established in September, 2011 as a NIOSH Center of Excellence to conduct research designed to improve the Total Worker Health – 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.

Questions? Contact Kendra Evans.