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Your Environment. Your Health.

Research Program and Funding Opportunities

Global Environmental Health

Research, education, training, and research translation directed at health problems that are related to environmental exposures and transcend national boundaries, with a goal of improving health for all people by reducing the environmental exposures that lead to avoidable disease, disabilities, and deaths.

NIEHS supports a variety of human health and climate change related research, both internally and through grant programs.

Current NIEHS Funding Opportunities

  • RFA-ES-22-003: Research Coordinating Center for the Climate Change and Health Community of Practice (U24 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    The Research Coordinating Center (RCC) will support the development of an inclusive Community of Practice (COP) of climate change and health researchers and trainees that fosters collaboration, capacity building, innovation and research. A focus of the COP is to bring together researchers in multiple disciplines required to conduct solutions-driven research on the health impacts of climate change in order to promote team science. The RCC will oversee coordination of the initiative, including services such as data and project management and develop access to novel and innovative resources of value to the network of researchers. They will facilitate intellectual exchange in CCH areas in need of development such as data integration, adaptation and implementation science, global health and health disparities, etc.
    Open Date & Letter of Intent: July 25, 2022
    Application Due: August 25, 2022
    Earliest Start Date: March 2023
    Informational Webinar for Potential Applicants: June 17, from 1:00 – 3:00pm EDT
  • NOT-ES-22-006: Notice of Special Interest: Climate Change and Health
    This NOSI will encourage research applications that address the impact of climate change on health and well-being over the life course, including the health implications of climate change in the United States and globally.
    First Available Due Date: July 08, 2022
    Expiration Date: May 08, 2025
  • NOSI-ES-22-009: STTR Innovative Technologies for Research on Climate Change and Human Health
    NOSI to develop or adapt practical technologies for capturing the effects of climate change and extreme weather events on human health and to reduce the health threats posed by climate change across the lifespan.
    First Available Due Date: September 5, 2022
    Expiration Date: April 6, 2023
  • NOSI-ES-22-010: SBIR Innovative Technologies for Research on Climate Change and Human Health
    NOSI to develop or adapt practical technologies for capturing the effects of climate change and extreme weather events on human health and to reduce the health threats posed by climate change across the lifespan.
    First Available Due Date: September 5, 2022
    Expiration Date: April 6, 2023

The NIEHS welcomes submissions of investigator-initiated grants on climate change and health through the unsolicited research grant process (e.g., R01s).

More information on the R01 Grant Program is online.

Additional funding opportunities that may be open to climate change research can be found at Funding Opportunities.

Past NIEHS Funding Opportunities

  • Climate Change and Health: Assessing and Modeling Population Vulnerability to Climate Change (R21)
    Funding Opportunity Announcement to examine the differential risk factors of populations that lead to or are associated with increased vulnerability to exposures, diseases, and other adverse health outcomes related to climate change.

  • Centers for Oceans and Human Health (PO1)
    Funding Opportunity Announcement to solicit grant applications that address harmful algal bloom (HAB) research, marine pollution (e.g., chemical toxicants assessment of long-term chronic exposures versus acute exposures; aspects of global climate change that influence ocean related human health outcomes; and development of statistical and bioinformatic tools to link developed oceanographic models with less well developed human health exposure and disease models).

    More information on this program can be found at the Centers for Oceans and Human Health Program webpage at Oceans and Human Health

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