Agricultural, Forestry and Fishing Safety and Health Research (UO1)
The Research Office, Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Agricultural, Forestry and Fishing Safety and Health Research program.
Research Office Letter of Intent submission deadline: Monday, July 7, 2014
Agriculture, forestry and fishing continue to rank among the most hazardous industries in the US. (National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries) Data for 2005-2009, indicate that overall fatality rates for workers in agriculture (farming, ranching, forestry, logging and fishing) continue to be at least 6-10 times greater than U.S. workers in general. Fatality rates for parts of these industries (commercial fishing, logging) are often much higher than U.S. workers in general. Overall fatality rates in agriculture typically exceed those for occupations traditionally known as dangerous, such as mining and construction.
Farmers and agricultural workers are also at high risk for nonfatal injuries, work-related lung diseases, noise-induced hearing loss, skin diseases, and certain cancers associated with chemical use and prolonged sun exposure. Farming is one of the few industries in which families (who often share the work and live on the premises) are also at risk for injuries, illness, and death.
Logging in particular has consistently been one of the most hazardous industries in the US. In 2008, the logging industry employed 86,000 workers, and accounted for 93 deaths which resulted in a fatality rate of 108.1 deaths per 100,000 workers. This rate is over 30 times higher than the overall fatality rate in the US in 2008 (3.5 deaths per 100,000). This excessive risk for fatal work injuries points to a need for prioritizing surveillance, research and intervention programs to make this industry less hazardous
Limit Summary: Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number) is allowed
In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding, a review process will be put in place if more than one proposal is submitted. The finalist will be asked to represent Oregon State University and to submit their proposal to the NIH-Agricultural, Forestry and Fishing Safety and Health Research program by the NIH letter of intent deadline of September 26, 2014. The full application is due by October 31, 2014
Information: Mary Phillips, Director, Office for Research Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
General guidance for preparation of letters of intent to the Research Office:
COVER SHEET (1 page)
PROJECT DESCRIPTION (1 - 4 pages)
Suggested Reviewers: (1 page) Optional – but as you write envision who might be a reviewer of your proposal or the Program Officer.