Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)
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:
- Gain an understanding of the grant submission and review process at NIH by visiting the CSR's Applicant Resources webpage.
- View the National Cancer Institute's Apply for a Grantpage.
- View the National Library of Medicine’s NIH Grant Tutorials.
- Talk with NIEHS program staff to get feedback on the IRG and study section that is the best fit for your proposal.
- Check out the NIEHS's Instructions and Resources for Applicants to get additional information.
Current Funding Opportunity Announcements
Environmental Exposures and Health: Exploration of Non-Traditional Settings (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional). Encourages interdisciplinary research aimed at promoting health, preventing and limiting symptoms and disease, and reducing health disparities across the lifespan for those living or spending time in non-traditional settings (i.e., playgrounds and nursing homes). Deadlines: June 5, 2019 (R01); June 16, 2019 (R21).
Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has maintained a long-standing relationship in the development and advancement of the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) Program, through ongoing cooperative agreements initiated by ATSDR. The PEHSU serves health professionals, community organizations, governmental officials, federal staff, childcare providers, parents, and others with an interest in the environmental conditions that influence reproductive and pediatric health. Deadline: June 26, 2019.
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: July 8, 2019. A letter of intent is due 30 days prior to the application due date.
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: August 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.
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: September 5, 2019.
Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Supports innovative research to develop and implement effective interventions to address health disparities among U.S. immigrant populations. Deadline: October 5, 2019.
Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R01). Supports innovative research to understand uniquely associated factors (biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental) that contribute to health disparities or health advantages among U.S. immigrant populations. Deadline: October 5, 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: October 5, 2019 (R01); October 16, 2019 (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: October 5, 2019 (R01); October 16, 2019 (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: October 28, 2019.
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.
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.
Community Changemaker Grants for Native Youth. Funded by the National Indian Health Board (NIHB), these grants assist Native youth in advocating for health in their communities. The grants are small amounts of money ($250) that can help supercharge a youth-led health event. They are open to American Indian and Alaska Native youth ages 14 - 24 years old. The application should be emailed to Wendee Gardner.