September 30, 2010

Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants (T03)
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites grant applications for Training Project Grants (TPG) that are focused on occupational safety and health training and on research training. TPGs are programs at institutions that provide training in the core occupational safety and health areas of industrial hygiene (IH), occupational health nursing (OHN), occupational medicine residency (OMR), occupational safety (OS), as well as other closely related occupational safety and health (OSH) fields. Applicants proposing training programs in allied disciplines closely related to OSH must contact the program administrator identified in this announcement to discuss the concept and its relevance to OSH training program priorities.

A new applicant may request a project period of up to three years. Applicants submitting renewal (competing continuation) applications may request a project period of up to five years. Awards for undergraduate programs may have a total budget of up to a maximum of $50,000 per year. Awards for predoctoral academic programs may have a total budget of up to a maximum of $125,000 per year. Awards for occupational medicine residency programs may have a total budget of up to a maximum $200,000 per year.

Vanderbilt is limited to 1 submission for this program. Application deadline is December 17, 2010.

Investigators who wish to apply for this limited submission funding opportunity should submit a 1-page (maximum) proposal to the Susan Meyn in Medical Center Office of Research no later than October 22. The proposal should include:

• Name and department of the Principal Investigator
• Title of the project
• Project summary

If necessary, an internal review will be conducted to select the institutional applicant for this limited submission program. Please contact Susan Meyn for more information:






NSF collaborative research and education program: Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM).

The program emphasizes research that supports the identification and demonstration of nanomanufacturing processes with high potential to scale to economically and industrially relevant production levels. The mode of support is Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT). Proposals must address at least one, and preferably more than one, of the following interconnected themes:
• Novel processes and techniques for continuous and scalable nanomanufacturing;
• Directed (physical/chemical/biological) self-assembly processes leading to heterogeneous nanostructures with the potential for high-rate production;
• Principles and design methods to produce machines and processes to manufacture nanoscale structures, devices and systems; and/or
• Long-term societal and educational implications of the large-scale production and use of nanomaterials, devices and systems, including the life-cycle analysis of such nanomaterials, devices and systems.


Vanderbilt is limited to only 1 proposal as lead organization, and full proposals are due at NSF by Monday, January 10, 2011. Any interested faculty should contact Elizabeth Rapisarda in the University Office of the Vice Provost for Research, and send the following to elizabeth.rapisarda@Vanderbilt.Edu by 5 p.m. Friday, October 22:
• Proposed title of project;
• List of key faculty participants;
• List of proposed industrial partners;
• 1-3 page project summary, which should address the following, in addition to discussing the proposed research:

  • Clearly identify which of the four interconnected themes your proposal will address;
  • Explain and justify both the scientific novelty and the feasibility of the methods being researched; and,
  • Outline plans to consult with proposed industrial partners, and their anticipated intellectual contributions to the project.