Superfund Research Program
The Superfund Research Program (SRP) is a network of university grants that are designed to seek solutions to the complex health and environmental issues associated with the nation's hazardous waste sites. The research conducted by the SRP is a coordinated effort with the Environmental Protection Agency, which is the federal entity charged with cleaning up the worst hazardous waste sites in the country.
The SRP is federally funded and administered by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, an institute of the National Institutes of Health
Funding Opportunity for Research Related to Hurricane Sandy
Much of the important scientific research that could improve public health can only be done during the response to and recovery from a major disaster, or the window of opportunity is lost. To advance this mission, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) plans to fund research grants that will inform the ongoing response to, and recovery from, Hurricane Sandy, which developed on October 22, 2013, and affected 24 U.S. states.
Some areas that could inform long-term recovery include resiliency, decision making, the health system response, adverse health outcomes (including behavioral health), communications, and the use of social media. Grants will be awarded for up to $500,000 in direct costs.
The closing date for applications is May 20, 2013. For more information and to apply, visit the grants.gov website .
The Superfund Research Program Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
The 2012 Superfund Research Program (SRP) national scientific meeting celebrated the 25th anniversary of SRP research and training to protect human health and the environment. The meeting was a showcase of the Program's contributions and a forum to discuss future directions.
To learn more and to view presentations from the meeting, visit the SRP Annual Meeting page.
To learn more about the history of the program and its research successes, check out the new SRP commemorative booklet (5MB) .
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