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Superfund Research Program

This page contains information intended to assist SRP Grantees.

SRP Administrative Supplements

General Administrative Supplements are requests for additional funds to meet emergency or other unanticipated situations that result in unforeseen costs or to follow up on unanticipated results or to enhance components of research that have been unexpectedly productive. Visit the General Administrative Supplements page for more information. The SRP also provides general administrative supplements to promote diversity in the biomedical, environmental science and engineering, and social science (e.g., community engagement and research translation) workforce. For more information, see the Administrative Supplements to Promote Diversity in SRP-Related Research page.

KC Donnelly Externship Supplements provide current SRP-funded trainees (graduate students / postdoctoral researchers) with translational/transdisciplinary opportunities and experiences within other SRP-funded centers, government laboratories (EPA, ATSDR, NIEHS), or other agencies (state, local, Tribal). For more information, please see the KC Donnelly Externship Guidelines or contact your assigned SRP Program Administrator (Danielle Carlin - or Heather Henry - Applications are due January 31 of each year.

Requests to fund meetings or conferences should be processed through the R13 Mechanism (see SRP Funding Opportunities).

SRP Best Practices and Non-Competing Guidelines

The Best Practices(228KB) guidelines are intended for existing, awarded SRP grantees regarding best practices related to events or issues that may arise throughout the duration of a grant cycle. These guideline address key topics for Center Directors and Principal Investigators. Included in this document are instructions for changes in Key Personnel, Significant Changes to Project/Core Scope, Carry Forward Requests (for P42 Grants only); Requests for Supplemental Funds; Closeout Procedures; Conference/Workshop Support, Foreign Projects or Studies, etc.

The process for reporting progress to NIH has recently changed. NIH began implementing the Federal-wide Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) in the Fall of 2012. NIH now requires use of the RPPR module in eRA Commons to submit ALL annual progress reports. The updated RPPR Guidelines "Navigating the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for P42 Superfund Grants"(1MB) replace the SRP Center Non-Competing Guidelines. For reference, NIH RPPR instructions are available on the following website: These reports are required annually to document grantee accomplishments and compliance with terms of award. They describe scientific progress, identify significant changes, report on personnel, and describe plans for the subsequent budget period or year.

NIEHS and NIH Logos

If you would like to use the NIEHS or NIH logos on any electronic or printed materials, please contact Christine Bruske Flowers, Director of the NIEHS Office of Communications & Public Liaison, for guidance on proper use of the logos and to request the image files. Ms. Flowers can be reached at or (919) 541-3665.

SRP Data Collection Form

We are continuously collecting data about scientific accomplishments, community engagement, and research translation activities. Please help us by using the SRP Data Collection Form to share your updates.

Lobbying Guidance for Grantee Activities

The NIH has provided guidance on the use of appropriated funds by NIH and its grantees for advocacy, lobbying, and related activities. For more information please see the Lobbying Guidance for Grantee Activities and the Reminder of Lobbying Prohibition on Federal Funds for All NIH-Supported Institutions .

Superfund Research Program CareerTrac - Tracking Trainees to Success

CareerTrac is an NIH/NIEHS funded system to enable evaluation of the training program for SRP trainees (i.e., pre- and post-doctoral trainees either directly supported or conducting research/activities supported by SRP P42 or R01 grants) specializing in the environmental health sciences. CareerTrac is intended to be a tool for NIEHS/SRP staff and SRP P42 and R01 grantees to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the SRP training program and also to help NIEHS in overall coordination of its various research training programs. CareerTrac can be accessed through the NIEHS Research Partners webpage.

National Priorities List Sites

If you or one of your colleagues is interested in conducting research at a Superfund Site, the BEST time to get involved is when the site is proposed or newly added to the National Priorities List (NPL). The EPA releases the lists of proposed and added NPL sites twice a year, in the spring and fall. The links below will take you to the current lists, which contain information about the sites and contact information for the Site Managers.

E-Posted Notes Archive

Need to find an e-Posted story? SRP is making available an archive of the past year of e-Posted Notes editions. They are in pdf format, and the headlines from each issue are listed for easy navigation.
For more information, visit the archive.

SRP Annual Meetings

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Superfund Research Program is being organized by the Northeastern University SRP and will be held November 18 - 20, 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We will post more information as it becomes available.

Past Meetings

  • 2014 Annual Meeting of the Superfund Research Program
    The 2014 meeting was hosted by the University of California, Berkeley SRP. It brought together researchers, trainees, and administrators supported by the program; representatives from partner agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; and other interested individuals to discuss new research, technology, communication, and community engagement in critical areas related to the SRP mission.

  • 2013 - Annual Meeting of the Superfund Research Program
    The annual meeting of the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP), which was hosted by SRP grantees at Louisiana State University (LSU), provided a forum to discuss activities in critical areas related to the SRP mission of multidisciplinary research addressing human and environmental health challenges related to Superfund and other hazardous waste sites.

  • 2012 - Annual Meeting of the Superfund Research Program
    The annual meeting of the Superfund Research Program (SRP), held in Raleigh, North Carolina, celebrated the 25th anniversary of transdisciplinary SRP research and training to protect human health and the environment. The meeting focused on identifying emerging technologies and their applications to understanding and mitigating the risks of hazardous waste sites.

  • 2011 - Annual Meeting of the Superfund Research Program
    The annual meeting of the Superfund Research Program (SRP) was held in Lexington, Kentucky.

  • 2010 - Annual Meeting of the Superfund Research Program
    The annual meeting of the Superfund Research Program (SRP), held in Portland, Oregon, brought together researchers, trainees, and administrators from SRP Research Centers, Research Translation Centers, and Community Engagement Cores from the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Participants shared their latest research on environmental health problems and toxic waste remediation.

  • 2009 - "Emerging Issues, Emerging Progress"
    Over 300 Superfund grantees, researchers, partners, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students gathered for the NIEHS Superfund Research and Training Program annual meeting, held November 2 - 5, 2009 at Columbia University in New York, New York. The theme of this meeting was "Emerging Issues, Emerging Progress."

  • 2008 - "Innovative Science & Technology for Mitigating Human, Ecological and Environmental Risks"
    Over 200 Superfund grantees, researchers, partners, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students gathered for the 11th NIEHS Superfund Research and Training Program annual meeting, held December 7 - 9, 2008 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California. The theme of this meeting was "Improving measurement tools for monitoring human and ecological exposure and biological/toxicological effects of Superfund chemicals".

  • 2007 - "20 Years of Success and a Vision for the Future"
    December 3 - 5, 2007 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Superfund Research Program (SRP). The two-and-a-half-day annual meeting, appropriately titled "20 Years of Success and a Vision for the Future," took place in Durham, North Carolina at the Washington Duke Inn. There were over 350 attendees, including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, researchers, grantees, administrators, and program partners.

  • 2006 - "New Technologies to Assess Environmental Exposure"
    The 2006 Annual Meeting of the Superfund Research Program (SRP) was held in San Diego on December 11 - 12. The meeting's central goal was to examine new data management approaches and biological technologies being developed to detect and monitor environmental exposure.

  • 2005 - "Research Translation and Megasites: How does the Superfund Basic Research Program Inform Public Health Protection and Environmental Remediation?"
    The conference brought together academic scientists and policy analysts with members of federal, state, and local agencies with the intent of illustrating how research findings can be used to enrich the activities of the policy makers who coordinate the remediation, risk assessment, and communication with affected communities surrounding Superfund megasites.

  • 2004 - Seattle, Washington - November 3 - 4 - University of Washington

  • 2003 - Hanover, New Hampshire - November 9 - 12 - Dartmouth College

  • 2002 - Tucson, Arizona - November 3 - 6 - University of Arizona

  • 2001 - Gainesville, Florida - December 9 - 12 - University of Florida

  • 2000 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina - December 12 - 14 - Co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Duke University

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)

The Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) is a great place to find out what other researchers are doing and to share knowledge.

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