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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 Available Funding Opportunities

Application Due Date May 30 2023
CCRP Initiative: NIH Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats Translational Exploratory/Developmental Research Projects (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Supports translational exploratory/developmental research that directly advances the discovery of novel treatment strategies, i.e., medical countermeasures, that address serious morbidity and mortality after acute exposure to highly toxic chemical threats. This funding opportunity supports translational research that includes, but is not limited to, preliminary efficacy and/or early preclinical development studies towards discovery and validation of novel molecular entities or biologics as candidate medical countermeasures. In addition to novel agents, new treatment strategies may involve repurposing already FDA-approved products or combinations of interventions based on established mechanisms of action.

Deadline: May 30, 2023

Application Due Date Jun 01 2023
Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Supports research in environmental health science in which an event has or will imminently occur that provides a limited window of opportunity to collect samples and data to support the assessment of exposures and human health impact. The goal of the program is to characterize initial exposures, collect human biological samples, or collect human health and exposure data in order to provide critical information to understand exposure-health outcome relationships, with the goal of providing data that will facilitate timely action to protect public health. The program also supports the use of innovative techniques (hazard identification, sensing and mitigation technologies) that are uniquely valuable for deployment at a time of disaster to inform our understanding of the human health impacts of the disaster.

Deadline: June 1, 2023

Application Due Date Jun 05 2023
Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Strengthens and advances NIEHS’ commitment to community-engaged research projects that respond to the identified needs of community groups and make research actionable. This award will also expand the scope and reach of projects supported through the Research to Action program, a critical part of the PEPH network. The main objectives of this program are to 1) promote community engagement in environmental health research, 2) support multi-disciplinary research to collect and characterize information about environmental health concerns of significance to a community, and 3) stimulate research translation and dissemination to community members, public health professionals, and/or policymakers to inform action that will ultimately promote the reduction of exposure(s) and reduce the health impact from environmental stressors. To meet these stated objectives, applicants must propose community-engaged research projects that incorporate all three elements: community engagement, research, and public health action. A fourth optional element is an evaluation. See the funding announcement for descriptions of these elements.

Deadline: June 5, 2023

Application Due Date Jun 15 2023
Strategies for Responsibly Reporting Back Environmental Health and Non-Genomic Research Results (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

NIEHS, in partnership with the NIH Office of Science Policy, the All of Us Research Program, and the National Human Genome Research Institute, seeks applications that will identify, develop and/or adapt, as well as test strategies for responsibly reporting back environmental health, non-genomic research, and gene-environment interaction results to research participants and/or key partners (for example, health care professionals, IRBs, and policy makers). Applications are encouraged to address at least two of the specific themes of research interest, which include:

  • Health equity.
  • Communication approaches.
  • Use of data reported back.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to partner with partner with one or more community-based organizations and/or an appropriate key partner group.

Deadline: June 15, 2023

Application Due Date Jul 14 2023
SBIR E-Learning for Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) and Emergency Response (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Supports the development of e-Learning health and safety training products from a variety of delivery methods to assist both students and instructors in the training and education process. Note that all products must be directly related to the health and safety training of workers exposed to hazardous materials. NIEHS encourages applicants to review the SBIR E-Learning for HAZMAT Program, to pursue partnerships and collaboration with NIEHS Worker Training Program awardees, and to design new technology-enhanced training methods or e-Learning products that can enhance the existing NIEHS-supported curricula and training programs while adhering to the Minimum Health and Safety Training Criteria: Guidance for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) and HAZWOPER-Supporting Training.

Deadline: July 14, 2023

Application Due Date Oct 10 2023
Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)

Supports intervention research to address the impact of structural racism and discrimination on minority health and health disparities. Research projects must address structural racism and discrimination in one or more NIH-designated populations with health disparities in the U.S. and should address documented disparities in health outcomes. Applications are also expected to provide a conceptual model identifying hypothesized pathways between the structural racism and discrimination and health outcomes. NIEHS is interested in applications that are within scope of its 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, meet the criteria established in this FOA, and focus on intervention research that mitigates or prevents the impacts of environmental exposures on communities due to structural racism and discrimination. Applicants are strongly encouraged to utilize community-engaged research approaches that ensure equity, such as including community partners as part of the research team and having letters of support from community partners. Applications that demonstrate collaborative (i.e., community-academic partnerships) intervention approaches to address the negative health effects of structural racism and discrimination across multiple populations with environmental health disparities will be prioritized.

Deadline: October 10, 2023

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