NIOSH Robotics and Intelligent Mining Technology and Workplace Safety Research (U60)

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NIOSH Robotics and Intelligent Mining Technology and Workplace Safety Research (U60): The purpose of this NOFO is to solicit meritorious applications from universities with graduate degree programs in both mining and explosives engineering to develop and conduct research initiatives in automation, robotics, and intelligent mining systems to improve workplace safety and health in U.S. mining operations and to build on NIOSH's work to address Congress mandates in the Consolidated Appropiations Act of 2023. This research will contribute to the goal of eliminating mining fatalities within the next two decades.The impact of research conducted by recipients should focus on advances in assured autonomy, i.e., assuring autonomous mining equipment and robotics achieve improved workplace safety and health for mine workers while meeting efficiency and productivity goals. Impacts could include but are not limited to:Advances in and implementation of human-centered design principles for automated equipment and the systems used to monitor or interact with them.New methods, guidance, and best practices in change management, training/retraining workers, technology integration, and safety evaluation.New methods and evaluation techniques for safe design that consider the entire mining operation as a system.Advances and availability of enabling technologies for assured autonomy including sensors, data fusion and processing, artificial intelligence, and systems for improved machine and operator situational awareness.Availability of new miner rescue and post-disaster surveillance technologies.
Federal Grant Title: NIOSH Robotics and Intelligent Mining Technology and Workplace Safety Research (U60)
Federal Agency Name: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ERA (HHS-CDC-HHSCDCERA)
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-OH-23-005
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 93.262
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: April 28th, 2023
Original Application Deadline: April 28th, 2023
Posted Date: March 1st, 2023
Creation Date: March 1st, 2023
Archive Date: September 30th, 2024
Total Program Funding: $8,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,600,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: March 1st, 2023
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Special district governments - Independent school districts - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - For-profit organizations other than small businesses - Small businesses - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.) - Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity below), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
In accordance with the Division H – Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023 applicants must be a United States academic institution that offers graduate degree programs in both mining and explosives engineering. The documentation of an academic accredited institution with graduate degree programs in both mining and explosives engineering must be submitted with the application to support an eligibility determination. 
Link to Full Grant Announcement
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OH-23-005.html
Grant Announcement Contact
Dr. Maria Lioce, NIOSH Scientific Program Officer
[email protected]
[email protected]
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