Internal Competition Completed


Principal Investigators Selected
  • Susan Bleasdale, Medicine

Program Summary

Program Summary

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Training Program (WTP) invites applications for cooperative agreements to support the development and implementation of occupational safety and health and infection control training programs for workers who may be at risk during infectious disease outbreaks.  The awarded programs (awardees) will focus on dissemination of environmental infection control and hazard recognition training within a broad-set of occupational and community settings, including healthcare and non-healthcare job sectors.  Awardees will identify target worker populations, environments or tasks that increase exposure to high risk pathogens (described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Category A Priority Pathogens/Agents at http://www.bt.cdc.gov/bioterrorism/overview.asp andhttp://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/biodefenserelated/biodefense/pages/cata.aspx).  These are pathogens, such as Ebola Virus, that can be easily transmitted person-to-person and result in high mortality rates.  In addition, awardees will provide training for workers on risk reduction and infection prevention for other infectious diseases that have the potential to result in high-to-moderate morbidity and mortality rates (described by the CDC NIAID Category B and C Priority Pathogens/Agents at http://www.bt.cdc.gov/bioterrorism/overview.asp andhttp://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/biodefenserelated/biodefense/pages/cata.aspx), through work duties or occupational settings.
Budgets are limited to $500,000 direct costs per year for up to three years.  

Application Limits

Application Limits

One per institution

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
September 14, 2015
UIC Internal Competition
TBD
Sponsor Letter of Intent
September 21, 2015
Sponsor Application
October 21, 2015

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

Letter of Intent is due by NOON on 9/14/15.   

Please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.