Superfund Research Program
The Individual Research Project Program is designed to address specific issues that complement the Multiproject Center Grants (P42), meet high-priority research needs of the national Superfund program, or tackle issues of emerging concern. Grants awarded under this mechanism will be for discrete, single projects.
On February 13, 2020, NIH released RFA-ES-20-004 - Optimizing Natural Systems for Remediation: Utilizing Innovative Materials Science Approaches to Enhance Bioremediation (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). The following are key dates:
- Funding Opportunities Webinar (747KB): March 9, 2020, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT. See details below.
- Letter of Intent Due Date: March 20, 2020
- Application Due Date: April 20, 2020
NOTE: On March 26, 2020, NIH released an UPDATED notice, clarifying that all grant applications submitted for due dates between March 9, 2020, and May 1, 2020, will be accepted through May 1, 2020. We recommend that you submit the application at least three days early to allow for correcting any errors.
- Funding Opportunities Webinar (747KB): March 9, 2020, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT. This webinar walked through tips for applying. Requests for the audio recording, as well as questions about scientific aims of the application, should be addressed to the PO offline: Heather Henry (email@example.com or 984-287-3268).
- Citations Mentioned in the FOA:
- Emerging Contaminants and Mixtures: The FOA encourages applications to address emerging contaminants and mixtures. Generally, the SRP refers to EPA's Emerging Contaminants and Federal Facility Contaminants of Concern page that lists chemicals that present unique issues and challenges to the environmental community and EPA. Note that compounds 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT), dinitrotoluene (DNT), and hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) are considered military-specific and are not a priority for the SRP. Researchers studying these compounds (TNT, DNT, RDX) may wish to inquire with Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) / Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) grant programs. Please contact the PO, Heather Henry (firstname.lastname@example.org or 984-287-3268), for questions about other emerging contaminants and/or questions about mixtures.
- CERCLA Priority List of Superfund Contaminants: The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) requires ATSDR and EPA to provide a list, in order of priority, of substances that are most commonly found at facilities on the National Priorities List (NPL) (Superfund) sites.
- Currently Funded SRP Grantees: Applicants are encouraged to propose research that fills gaps or needs not currently addressed within the SRP (see the Who We Fund section).
- How to Write Your Application: NIH's guidance may assist you in developing a strong application that allows reviewers to better evaluate the science and merit of your proposal. This page provides tips for demonstrating to reviewers and NIH staff the high quality of the personnel involved in your project and documenting resources and institutional support of the project.
- Sample Applications and Summary Statements: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) posts sample applications and summary statements, giving applicants a good sense of how to format the sections of their application.
- Other Tips for Applicants: Please see the slides from the March 9 webinar (747KB).
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