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NIOSH Pilot Research Projects

The NIOSH funded Sunshine Education and Research Center at the University of South Florida provides grant funding to support pilot research projects in Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health each year.

The Pilot Project Research Training (PPRT) grant program is designed to promote partnerships with other institutions and groups in Florida and the Southeast region and to encourage research in occupational safety and health areas that are important to the region. PPRT programs are intended to support projects relevant to the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) that explore and develop new and creative prevention, intervention and translation projects. The Pilot Research Project Grant program is intended to act as seed money for preliminary studies in support of larger research grant applications. We typically give an estimated ten awards ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 each year.

We are currently not accepting applications for the 2019-2020 year. If you wish, you may ask us via email kfreedm1@usf.edu, to notify you if and when we will accept applications in the future.

Deadlines

Applications are currently not being accepted for 2019-2020, for PPRT funding.

Call for Proposals: TBD
Applications Due:
TBD
Applications Reviewed:
TBD
Award notification date:
TBD
Final Report date:
TBD



  • How to Apply

    We are currently in a competitive renewal period. Because we are uncertain about PPRT funding for the 2019-2020 year, we are not soliciting or accepting applications. If you wish, you may ask us via email kfreedm1@usf.edu, to notify you if and when we will accept applications.

    Kelly Freedman
    University of South Florida
    Sunshine Education and Research Center
    College of Public Health
    13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.,MDC 56
    Tampa, FL 33612
    kfreedm1@usf.edu
    813-974-7537

    Please follow the guidelines below.

    Pilot Project Research Training Grant Guidelines

    Electronic copies of the forms and application materials are posted below:

    1. Applications that do not follow the instructions or complete the forms correctly will not be accepted. Incomplete or late applications will also be rejected.
    2. General Guidelines: PI name and title of the project must be at the top of each page.  Font size must be 11 point Arial or larger.  Margins must be ½ inch or greater.
    3. Face Page: Fill in each box on the application face page.  If you are a doctoral student or a medical resident, then you must have a faculty sponsor sign the grant application. For USF faculty and students who are applying for grant funding, the administrative official signing for your organization will be your department chair.  For non-USF individuals applying for funding, the administrative official would be who ever signs grant applications before they are mailed from your organization.
    4. Abstract: An abstract should be a succinct synopsis that communicates the purpose, goals and objectives of the project.  This should be limited to one page.
    5. Detailed Budget: Fill in all boxes on the budget form.  The budget justification guidelines included in the template provide specific information. Please note that these will all be awarded as fixed price contracts rather than cost reimbursable contracts.
    6. Budget Justification: A specific set of instructions in the budget justification template is provided for the budget justification.  Be detailed in your budget justification.  Attach additional pages as necessary.
    7. Biosketch: Follow the instructions and the form as presented in this link: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms/biosketch.htm 
    8. The Research Plan: A specific set of instructions is provided for the research plan template.  Please follow these instructions closely.
    9. Protection of Human/Animal Subjects Approval:  Funds will not be released to the awardee until written documentation of IRB action (either approving the project or exempting the project) has been received.  An approval letter and/or the OF310 form are acceptable means of demonstrating approval.  It is essential that the title of the project and name of PI of the PPRT application and the IRB approval match.  Similarly, for animal subjects the title of the project and name of PI of the PPRT application and the IACUC approval match.

    Additional Instructions for Application

    Download Templates

    If you have any questions about the application process or the PPRT grants, please contact Kelly Freedman at kfreedm1@usf.edu.

    Thank you for your interest.

  • Publications

    Publications from Pilot Project Research Training Grants

    • Mackey, J. D., & Perrewé, P. L. (in press). The relationships between hindrance stressors, problem drinking, and somatic complaints at work. Group & Organization Management. doi: 10.1177/1059601117733900    
    • Mackey, J. D., McAllister, C. P., Brees, J. R., Huang, L., & Carson, J. E. (in press). Perceived organizational obstruction: A mediator that addresses source-target misalignment between abusive supervision and OCBs. Journal of Organizational Behavior. doi: 10.1002/job.2293
    • Sawhney, G., Sinclair, R. R., Cox, A. R., Munc, A., & Sliter, M. T. (in press). One climate or many: Examining the structural distinctiveness of safety, health, and stress prevention climate measures. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
    • C.D. Ashley, R.M. Lopez, X.P. Garzon-Villalba, and T.E. Bernard  (submitted) Thermal exposure limit for mine refuge alternatives: A descriptive study., Metallurgy & Exploration.
    • Martinko, M.J., Mackey, J.D., Harvey, P., Moss, S.E., McAllister, C.P., & Brees, J.R. (2018). An exploration of the role of subordinate affect in leader evaluations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103(7), 738-752.
    • McAllister, C.P., & Perrewé, P.L. (In press). About to burst: How state self-regulation affects the enactment of bullying behaviors. Journal of Business Ethics.
    • McAllister, C.P., Mackey, J.D., & Perrewé, P.L. (2018). The role of self-regulation in the relationship between abusive supervision and job tension. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39(4): 416-428.
    • Martinko, M.J., Mackey, J.D., Harvey, P., Moss, S.E., McAllister, C.P., & Brees, J.R. (2018). An exploration of the role of subordinate affect in leader evaluations. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103(7), 738-752.    McAllister, C.P., & Perrewé, P.L. (In press). About to burst: How state self-regulation affects the enactment of bullying behaviors. Journal of Business Ethics.  
    • McAllister, C.P., Mackey, J.D., & Perrewé, P.L. (2018). The role of self-regulation in the relationship between abusive supervision and job tension. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39(4): 416-428.
    • Huangfu, R., Gallagher, S., Sesek, R., Schall, M., & Davis, G. (2018, August). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Estimating Cumulative Loading Using Linear Integration Method. In Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (pp. 283-288). Springer, Cham.
    • Garnett, Richard F., Davis, Gerard A., Richard F. Sesek, Sean Gallagher, Mark C. Schall Jr., Rong Huangfu Evaluating the OSHA hand speed constant for stamping press applications. Safety Science 107 (2018) 1–8

    Other Grants PPRT Awardees Received to Further Their Research

    • Melissa Mitchell received doctoral award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for $60,000 ($20,000 x 3 years) to study her topic: Grandchild Caregiving and Health: A Survey of Grandparents and Their Adult Children.
    • Charn McAllister received the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Dissertation Grant to continue studies on: Self-Regulation and the Enactment of Bullying Behaviors.
    • Seulki Jang was awarded the APA Dissertation Research Award ($1,000) to further her research on: A Latent Profile Analysis of Benefactor and Beneficiary Organizational Citizenship Behaviors toward Individuals.

  • Contact

    For further information contact:

    Yehia Hammad
    (813) 974-6625
    yhammad@health.usf.edu

    Kelly Freedman
    (813) 974-7537
    Kfreedm1@health.usf.edu