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Your Environment. Your Health.

Funding Opportunity Announcements

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)

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As a network, PEPH highlights funding opportunity announcements from NIEHS, from other institutes and centers (ICs) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and from other Federal partners. This section lists and describes the various funding opportunity announcements that are PEPH-related. This list will change as new funding opportunity announcements are released and others close.

NIEHS encourages investigators to submit project applications using the unsolicited research grant process (e.g., R01s). Unsolicited, investigator-initiated proposals are sent to NIH for review at the Center for Scientific Review (CSR). There are many Integrated Review Groups (IRGs) at CSR; however, those most likely to be appropriate for PEPH-related unsolicited applications include the Population Sciences and Epidemiology IRG and the Healthcare Delivery and Methodologies IRG.

When preparing your proposal, we highly encourage you to do the following:

Current Funding Opportunity Announcements

Limited Competition: Specialized Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research [P50 Clinical Trial Optional]. This FOA invites applications from eligible institutions of higher education for specialized center grants to support multidisciplinary research, research capacity building, and community-engaged research activities focused on understanding and reducing or eliminating environmental health disparities, defined as inequities in population health mediated by disproportionate adverse exposures associated with the physical, chemical, social, and built environments. Deadline: November 22, 2019. A letter of intent is due 30 days prior to the application due date.

Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Supports collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Deadline: December 4, 2019.

NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent R13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Supports investigator-initiated scientific meetings. NIEHS is interested in supporting meetings that will advance the field of environmental health sciences. Deadline: December 12, 2019 (application). A letter requesting permission (LRP) to submit an application is required and must be received six weeks prior to the application receipt date. See the related NIEHS page for information about the types of conferences and meetings the institute is interested in supporting, as well as LRP guidelines.

Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes and to Reduce Disparities in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Encourages research to promote a greater understanding of the challenges faced by rural population groups for the development (or adoption/adaptation) of evidence-based interventions that can reduce health risks faced by rural Americans. Deadline: December 13, 2019; a letter of intent is due 30 days prior to the application due date.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Partnership to Promote Local Efforts to Reduce Environmental Exposure (APPLETREE). APPLETREE is a cooperative agreement program that provides state health departments with resources and guidance to assess and respond to site-specific issues involving exposure to hazardous substances in the environment. Funded states also will use program awards to develop plans and take action to protect children from environmental hazards through the safe siting of early care and education facilities. Deadline: December 15, 2019.

SBIR and STTR Omnibus Grant Solicitations. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has just released the 2019 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Omnibus Grant Solicitations, which permit researcher-initiated topics around health, medicine, and life science to be submitted for funding consideration. Deadline: January 5, 2020.

Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). This FOA encourages multidisciplinary projects to investigate the potential health risks of environmental exposures of concern to a community and to implement an environmental public health action plan based on research findings. Projects supported under this program are expected to employ community-engaged research methods not only to conduct research but also to seamlessly translate research findings into public health action. This announcement reflects NIEHS goals in bi-directional communications and in supporting research to address environmental health disparities and environmental justice concerns. The Research to Action program is part of the NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) network. Deadline: January 21, 2020 (a letter of intent is due December 21, 2019).

Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional, R21 Clinical Trial Optional, R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). Supports innovative approaches to identifying, understanding, and developing strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, tools, policies, and guidelines. Conversely, there is a benefit in understanding circumstances that create a need to stop or reduce (“de-implement”) the use of interventions that are ineffective, unproven, low-value, or harmful. In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures are encouraged. Deadlines: February 5, 2020 (R01); February 16, 2020 (R03 and R21). A letter of intent is due 30 days prior to the application due date.

Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics Research (R01, R03, R21). Supports the study of the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of human genome research. Deadlines: February 5, 2020 (R01); February 16, 2020 (R03, R21).

Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Supports research that examines how health information technology adoption impacts minority health and health disparity populations in access to care, quality of care, patient engagement, and health outcomes. Deadline: March 4, 2020.

Environmental Influences on Aging: Effects of Extreme Weather and Disaster Events on Aging Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Supports research to advance our understanding of the impact of extreme weather and disaster events in aging human populations. With the companion FOA (PAR-19-249), which focuses on underlying mechanisms of aging utilizing animal models, these two FOAs will help to explicate the behavioral, biological, and socioecological processes that occur during extreme weather or disaster events that affect aging processes. Through the integration of the population studies and mechanistic studies FOAs, the ultimate goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of older adults via increased knowledge about extreme weather and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Deadline: March 9, 2020. A letter of intent is due 30 days prior to the application due date.

Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (R21). Supports environmental health research in which an unpredictable event provides a limited window of opportunity to collect human biological samples or environmental exposure data. The program aims to understand the consequences of natural and human-caused disasters or emerging environmental public health threats in the U.S. and abroad. See the Funding Opportunity Announcement for application due dates.

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