Office of Research

Miner Safety and Health Training Program - Western United States (U60)

 The purpose of this FOA is to enhance the quality and availability of health and safety training for mine workers in the Western United States. As a result, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) invites applications for cooperative agreements to support the development of training and education programs.


A major objective of this solicitation is to establish a training program that 1) addresses the training needs of miners in the Western United States, 2) develops and delivers training to miners in the Western United States, 3) provides qualified instructors and faculty to conduct the training, 4) evaluates the effectiveness and impact of the training program on reducing injuries and illnesses to miners, and 5) coordinates with existing training programs, such as those offered by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). NIOSH intends that the training provided by this program will be consistent with recommendations and guidelines of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and MSHA and that the training provided does not overlap with existing MSHA or OSHA training programs.  

Application Instructions

Please submit a two-page letter of intent with a list of all anticipated investigators, description of proposed aims and approach, Biosketch of the PI, and a letter of support from the Dean or Chair to by 5:00 PM Thursday, March 6, 2014. Full proposals are due to the sponsor on 3/31/14, so you will need to have your materials in to the Office of Sponsored Programs by 3/24/14 for processing, if given the go ahead by the Proposal Review Committee.

Opportunity Details

Program web page

Program Announcement No.


03/06/2014 UW Internal Deadline Closed
03/24/2014 OSP Deadline
03/31/2014 Sponsor Deadline

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Funding amount


Maximum Number of Applications


Eligible groups
  • All campus

Inquiries and Contact Information

Investigators who identify a grant, award or fellowship program that restricts the number of applications that can be submitted from an Institution should immediately contact their Chairperson, Associate Dean for Research (or Dean, if no ADR) and the Office of Research (see below) if they intend to prepare a response. Failure to do so, or to meet the deadlines for submission of pre-proposal, will preclude submission of the application through the Office of Sponsored Programs.

For general inquiries, or to request a listing of a limited submission opportunity that should be but is not already listed, please email us at