NIEHS provides federal research funding in the form of grants to universities and other research organizations for research projects, small business awards, research center funding, training and career development, loan repayment programs, and other research projects and activities. NIEHS employs a variety of grant mechanisms to support a wide array of research projects from single investigator-initiated grants to multi-project, multi-investigator consortia grants. Awards are made on a competitive basis upon recommendation of a peer review process that scores each application on its scientific and technical merits. NIEHS management and monitoring of an awarded grant is the responsibility of two parties: a grants management specialist who is responsible for the business and financial aspects of the grant, and a program administrator who is responsible for overseeing the progress toward the scientific goals of the grant.

NIEHS maintains a database of Environmental Health Science research that is currently being funded by the institute. To search this database, please see the Who We Fund webpage.

Information on the types of grants funded by NIEHS, guidelines, application instructions, and contact information is available through the links below.