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Tips for Applicants

Superfund Research Program

The following links provide information for Superfund Research Program Center (P42) applicants to assist in putting together a P42 application. In addition to the information below, please visit the P42 Funding Opportunities Webpage, which contains links to Suggested Research and Activities (524KB), Additional Resources, and Frequently Asked Questions (Coming Soon) for assisting P42 applicants in developing robust and relevant research projects and core activities.

Electronic Application Process

The SRP P42 is part of the multi-project application process facilitated by Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST). ASSIST aids the applicant with the electronic preparation and submission of multi-project applications through to NIH. Applications to this FOA must be submitted electronically; paper applications will not be accepted. ASSIST replaces the downloadable forms currently used with most NIH opportunities and provides many features to enable electronic multi-project application submission and improve data quality, including: pre-population of organization and PD/PI data, pre-submission validation of many agency business rules, and the generation of data summaries in the application image used for review.

Need help with ASSIST? Please visit the Preparing for Complex Multi-Project Applications section on NIH’s Applying Electronically webpage.

Applicants also should refer to the NIH Office of Extramural Research SF424 (R&R) Application and Electronic Submission Information webpage for additional guidelines to prepare these complex multi-project/core applications

Other Attachments for RFA-ES-18-002

Applicants should include, as part of the "Other Attachments" included with the overall component, the following items:

  • Center Organizational Structure. Applicants may include a diagram of the organizational structure of the Center. This diagram should demonstrate how the interactions between the different Center components achieve the mandate-driven goals of the Center. The diagram should be loaded as a file titled "Center Organizational Structure" under the "SF424 (R&R) Research & Related Other Project Information" under "Other Attachments." In this diagram, applicants should indicate clearly which projects are biomedical and which are environmental science research.
  • For more information and table examples for the overall Center and Training Core, see the Examples of Tables for RFA-ES-18-002 (193KB) document.

Frequently Asked Questions

SRP staff will gather and post Frequently Asked Questions (Coming Soon) throughout the duration of the release of RFA-ES-18-002 until the application due date of December 19, 2018. Please check here for updates.

Note: The P42 Funding Opportunities Webpage contains links to Suggested Research and Activities (524KB) and Additional Resources for assisting P42 applicants in developing robust and relevant research projects and core activities.

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