New York and New Jersey Education and Research Center
PILOT PROJECTS RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM
2019 PILOT PROJECT GRANTS – CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $12,000 are available to occupational health and safety researchers in OSHA/EPA Region II (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Research should be in the occupational health and safety field and should focus on the NIOSH/NORA research priorities (information regarding NORA can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/nora/histoey.html. Priority will be given to applicants from Region II Education and Research Center (ERC) and Training Program Grants (TPG) programs. Awards will be made for one year (12 months).
The objectives of this ERC Pilot Project Award are to foster creative and informative research in occupational health and safety, to enhance career development of outstanding early-
Eligible applicants include individuals who meet the following criteria:
Trainees applying for funds must list an advisor with faculty ranking at the same institution. The faculty advisor will be responsible for overseeing the expenditure of funds. Master’s level trainees in the ERC are encouraged to work with faculty members who meet the eligibility criteria for applicants. Stakeholders within Region II are also eligible to apply, provided they are working with an ERC faculty member.
Applicants within 10 years of completing their terminal research degree or medical residency at the time of application are considered as junior investigators. Trainees and junior investigators will be evaluated with a New Investigator status if they have not previously competed successfully for this ERC Pilot Project Award. Previous awardees who are seeking for new research directions are eligible to apply, but will also be additionally evaluated based on the productivity of the prior awarded project(s).
Senior faculty and established investigators who have received NIOSH or NIH R01s/R03s or any equivalent grants from other funding sources in occupational health and safety within the past five years are not eligible to apply themselves, but are strongly encouraged to serve as mentors.
Award Amount and Period
Award amount: The Scientific Review Board will award grants ranging from $5,000 to $12,000 of total cost (including direct + indirect costs with a rate of 8% of direct costs).
Budget must be directly relevant to the proposed research project; tuitions are not allowed.
Award period: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Award name: New York and New Jersey Education and Research Center -
Federal Award Agencies:
To apply for these grants, the following material must be submitted by the application deadline Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. All applications should include the following contents with the listed order in one PDF document. one PDF document.
a) Purpose and benefits to the field and region
b) Specific objectives and goals
c) Research plan (significance/innovation, recruitment, data collection, analytical methods, statistical approaches, program evaluation, potential pitfalls and alternative approaches, etc.)
d) A table/graph of timeline showing entire plans from preparation to completion of the project, as well as the PI’s plans to prepare for manuscripts to report the findings on research journals. The project should be completed within one year.
Send an electronic version of the completed application in one PDF document by Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 11:59pm EST to: NYNJERC.PilotProjects@mssm.edu
Criteria Used to Assess Proposals
The following criteria will be used mainly in determining the awards:
Successful awardees will be required to:
Important Dates for 2019 Applicants/Awardees
For application or administrative instructions:
February 1st, 2019: Deadline of application submission
Early April, 2019: Award announcement
June 30th, 2019: Deadline of IRB approvals
July 1st, 2019: Project start date
January 15th, 2020: Deadline of mid-
June 30th, 2020: Project end date (all expenses must be spent before this date)
July 31st, 2020: Deadline of final report
*Date for 2020 Annual ERC Scientific Meeting: TBD
December 2020 & December 2021: End-
For application materials and instructions:
For application or administrative questions:
Contact Program Coordinator
For scientific questions:
Contact Program Director, Dr. Yueh-