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SWCOEH Pilot/Small Projects Round Two Announced

Oct 18, 2018, 16:00 PM by Melodi Moore

UT Health Houston Public Health


New Announcement to Fund Short-Term High-Impact Research in Occupational Safety and Health

The SWCOEH ( sponsors a Pilot/Small Projects Research Training Program to improve workplace health and safety. The SWCOEH is a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Education and Research Center at the UTHealth School of Public Health (Grant No. T42 OH008421). The goal of this program is to provide support to new investigators and attract established investigators to the field of occupational health and safety, ultimately leading to new externally-funded research. Project Principal Investigators should be full-time faculty or doctoral students within Public Health Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas).

Detailed information on the application procedures, deadline for applications, and application forms are available at the SWCOEH Pilot Project website:

Submissions that do not follow these specific requirements will not be considered.

Availability/Use of Funds: Approximately $30,000 is available, to fund up to 3 short-term, high impact research projects. The maximum amount awarded to a single project will be $20,000. Awards are made competitively and on a one-time basis (with funding to end on 6/30/2019) without possibility of renewal.

All proposals should plan for all research activities being completed by June 30, 2019.

Funding is designed to directly support the implementation of the research plan. All applicants are encouraged to request that their institutions waive indirect cost requirements. Should indirect cost requirements not be waived, the program will only support up to 8% of the direct costs.

Programmatic Interest:  All proposed projects must be relevant to the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) of NIOSH (see  In a cover letter to the application, describe the objective of the proposed research and which area of occupational safety and health it addresses. Projects not addressing NORA goals and objectives will cause the application to be determined non-responsive, and will not be reviewed further. 

Key Dates:  The receipt date for proposals is November 26, 2018.  Please send the completed application by email to  Awards will be announced soon after review.

Contact:  For additional administrative information, contact Peggy Weinshilboum, Program Coordinator, by E-mail at or by phone at 713-500-9479. For programmatic and content-related information, contact Dr. David Douphrate, Program Director of the Pilot Projects Research Training Program, preferably by E-mail at or by phone at 210-276-9005.