Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Program
Carol Shreffler, Ph.D. (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/dert/ertb/shreffler/index.cfm)
Health Science Administrator
Tel (919) 541-1445
Fax (919) 541-5064
To ensure our ability to respond to the environmental health challenges of tomorrow, we must invest in the next generation of environmental health scientists today. Through its Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award (ONES) program, NIEHS cultivates America’s future environmental health research leaders at the start of their careers.
From 2006 to 2011, NIEHS awarded ONES grants to 35 highly creative and promising new environmental health scientists. These extremely competitive grants provide research funding for five years. The ONES program achieves a dual goal—fostering the careers of outstanding scientists while supporting innovative environmental health research.
Grantees come from a variety of scientific disciplines, including genetics, toxicology, epidemiology, neuroscience and many others, and all display a commitment to investigating the relationships between environmental exposures and human disease. Through their ONES grants, these scientists conduct cutting-edge research on the health effects resulting from exposure to environmental contaminants such as arsenic, air pollution, industrial chemicals, and pesticides.
Grantees are generally tenure-track faculty members who have had fewer than eight years of research experience since receiving their doctoral degrees and are considered early stage investigators by the National Institutes of Health.
Currently, NIEHS funds 35 ONES grantees.