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.
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:
- Gain an understanding of the grant submission and review process at NIH by visiting the CSR's Applicant Resources page .
- View the National Cancer Institute's Grant Application Submission and Tips and Tools for Applying .
- View the National Library of Medicine’s NIH Grant Tutorials .
- Talk with NIEHS program staff to get feedback on the IRG and study section that is the best fit for your proposal.
- Check out the NIEHS's Instructions and Resources for Applicants to get additional information.
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 .
Symma Finn, Ph.D. (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/dert/sphb/staff/finn/index.cfm)
Health Science Administrator
Tel (919) 541-4258
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 .
Martha Barnes (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/dert/pab/staff/barnes/index.cfm)
Tel (919) 541-3336
Fax (301) 480-3142
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]
Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities
PAR-10-136: Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01)
[Expiration Date: May 12 , 2013]
PAR-10-137: Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R21) [Expiration Date: May 12, 2013]
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]
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations
PAR-11-346: Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations (R01) [Expiration Date: May 16, 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 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.
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.