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Funding Opportunity Announcements

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)

As a network, PEPH highlights funding opportunity announcements from NIEHS, from other Institutes and Centers (ICs) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and from other Federal partners. This section lists and describes the various funding opportunity announcements that are PEPH-related. This list will change as new funding opportunity announcements are released and others close.

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NIEHS encourages investigators to submit project applications using the unsolicited research grant process (e.g., R01s). Unsolicited, investigator-initiated proposals are sent to NIH for review at the Center for Scientific Review (CSR). There are many Integrated Review Groups  (IRGs) at CSR; however, those most likely to be appropriate for PEPH-related unsolicited applications include the Population Sciences and Epidemiology IRG  and the Healthcare Delivery and Methodologies IRG  .

When preparing your proposal, we highly encourage you to do the following:

NIEHS-Sponsored Funding Opportunities

PA-12-153: Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants (R01)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages applications using community-engaged research methods to investigate the potential health risks of environmental exposures of concern to the community and to implement an environmental public health action plan based on research findings. The overall goal is to support changes to prevent or reduce exposure to harmful environmental exposures and improve the health of a community.

Expiration Date: September 8, 2015

For more details, please read the full solicitation  .

Contact:

Symma Finn, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Tel (919) 541-4258
finns@niehs.nih.gov

PAR-13-136: Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (R21)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is intended to support environmental health research in which an unpredictable opportunity has arisen to collect human biosample or exposure data (e.g., following natural or made-made disasters, health care policy changes, etc.). The three distinguishing features of an eligible study are: 1) the unforeseeable nature of the opportunity; 2) the clear scientific value and feasibility of the study; and 3) the need for rapid review and funding (substantially shorter than the typical NIH grant review/award cycle) in order for the scientific question to be approached and for the research design to be implemented.

Expiration Date: April 2, 2016

For more details, please read the full solicitation  .

Contact:

Martha Barnes
Program Analyst
Tel (919) 541-3336
Fax (301) 480-3142
barnes@niehs.nih.gov

PAR-14-050: NIH Revision Awards for Creating Virtual Consortium for Translational/Transdisciplinary Environmental Research (ViCTER) (R01)

The purpose of the ViCTER program is to foster and promote transdisciplinary collaborations and/or translational research efforts among basic (technology- and mechanism-oriented), clinical (patient-oriented) and population-based researchers and other individuals with expertise relevant to environmental health who have come together in common interest around a particular environmental stressor(s) of interest. For the purposes of this Funding Opportunity Announcement, transdisciplinary research is defined as the use of cross-disciplinary methods, insights, and research approaches that would not have occurred with a traditional uni-disciplinary investigation, and translational research is defined as research that stimulates the bidirectional flow of information across the spectrum of in vitro, model organisms and animal models, human populations or clinically-based research to provide data useful for the prevention of or the intervention in human disease.

Expiration Date: March 5, 2016

For more details, please read the full solicitation  .

Contact:

Annette Kirshner, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Tel (919) 541-0488
Fax (919) 541-0462
kirshner@niehs.nih.gov

 

Trans-NIH Funding Opportunities Related to PEPH

NIEHS participates in a variety of funding opportunities sponsored by other Institutes and Centers within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Several of these funding opportunities are aligned with the goals and objectives of the PEPH program and are described below.

Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy

PAR-13-130: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R01)  [Expiration Date: May 8, 2016]
PAR-13-131: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R03)  [Expiration Date: May 8, 2016]
PAR-13-132: Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R21)  [Expiration Date: May 8, 2016]

 

Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genomic Research

PA-11-250: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genomic Research Regular Research Program (R01)  [Expiration Date: September 8, 2014]
PA-11-249: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genomic Research Small Research Grant Program (R03)   [Expiration Date: September 8, 2014]
PA-11-251: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genomic Research Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award (R21)   [Expiration Date: September 8, 2014]

 

Summer Research Experiences for Students and Science Teachers

As noted in the NIEHS 2006 Strategic Plan, the Institute will enhance opportunities for young, motivated high school and undergraduate students, as well as science teachers, to participate actively in environmental health research. The NIEHS hereby notifies Principal Investigators with R01, R15, R37, or P01 awards that funds are available for administrative supplements to support summer research experiences for talented and gifted high school students, college undergraduates, and science teachers. By offering an introduction to environmental health science research, the NIEHS expects to increase the number--and elevate the credentials--of the pool of applicants to graduate programs in the environmental health sciences. For more details, please read Administrative Supplements for Summer Research Experiences for Students and Science Teachers.

 

Fellowships

Fellowships are available for investigators to focus on the environmental health sciences and issues that are responsive to the mission of the NIEHS. Fellowship proposals may include research in the Environmental Public Health field in which community residents or organizations are actively engaged in all stages of research, dissemination and evaluation. Examples of proposals in the Environmental Public Health field include investigating the health effects / impacts of environmental exposures that disproportionately burden low-income or minority communities, investigating emerging environmental threats to communities, investigating exposure-related diseases that are of great concern to a community, and research and evaluation methodology to improve the theories and implementation strategies for working with communities to address their environmental health concerns. Fellows would learn how to conduct research using community-based participatory methods, create outreach and education programs and translate research findings to a vast array of stakeholders.

This opportunity is part of the Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowships. For more details, please read the NIEHS's Fellowships page.

 

Conference Grants

NIEHS is interested in supporting investigator-initiated scientific meetings, defined as a "gathering, symposium, seminar, workshop, or other organized formal conference where persons assemble to coordinate, exchange, and disseminate information or to explore or clarify a defined subject, problem or area of knowledge," that will advance the field of environmental health sciences. All NIEHS-supported meetings must result in a specific product or measurable outcome that could be used to judge the success of the meeting.

The application process usually takes 6 months, so please plan accordingly. For more details, please read the NIEHS's Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13/U13) page.

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