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Your Environment. Your Health.

Funding Opportunity Announcements

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.

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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:

NIEHS-Sponsored Funding Opportunities

PA-16-083: Research to Action: Assessing and Addressing Community Exposures to Environmental Contaminants (R01)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages applications using community-engaged research methods to investigate the potential health risks of environmental exposures of concern to the community and to implement an environmental public health action plan based on research findings. The overall goal is to support changes to prevent or reduce exposure to harmful environmental exposures and to improve the health of a community.

Expiration Date: May 8, 2019

For more details, please read the full solicitation.

Trans-NIH Funding Opportunities Related to PEPH

NIEHS participates in a variety of funding opportunities sponsored by other Institutes and Centers within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Several of these funding opportunities are aligned with the goals and objectives of the PEPH program and are described below.

Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genomic Research

PA-17-444: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics Research Project Grant Program (R01) [Expiration Date: September 8, 2020]
PA-17-445: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics Small Research Grant Program (R03) [Expiration Date: September 8, 2020]
PA-17-446: Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21) [Expiration Date: September 8, 2020]

Summer Research Experiences for Students and Science Teachers

As noted in the NIEHS 2006 Strategic Plan, the Institute will enhance opportunities for young, motivated high school and undergraduate students, as well as science teachers, to participate actively in environmental health research. The NIEHS hereby notifies Principal Investigators with R01, R15, R37, or P01 awards that funds are available for administrative supplements to support summer research experiences for talented and gifted high school students, college undergraduates, and science teachers. By offering an introduction to environmental health science research, the NIEHS expects to increase the number--and elevate the credentials--of the pool of applicants to graduate programs in the environmental health sciences. For more details, please read Administrative Supplements for Summer Research Experiences for Students and Science Teachers.


Fellowships are available for investigators to focus on the environmental health sciences and issues that are responsive to the mission of the NIEHS. Fellowship proposals may include research in the Environmental Public Health field in which community residents or organizations are actively engaged in all stages of research, dissemination and evaluation. Examples of proposals in the Environmental Public Health field include investigating the health effects / impacts of environmental exposures that disproportionately burden low-income or minority communities, investigating emerging environmental threats to communities, investigating exposure-related diseases that are of great concern to a community, and research and evaluation methodology to improve the theories and implementation strategies for working with communities to address their environmental health concerns. Fellows would learn how to conduct research using community-based participatory methods, create outreach and education programs and translate research findings to a vast array of stakeholders.

This opportunity is part of the Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowships. For more details, please read the NIEHS's Fellowships webpage.

Conference Grants

NIEHS is interested in supporting investigator-initiated scientific meetings, defined as a "gathering, symposium, seminar, workshop, or other organized formal conference where persons assemble to coordinate, exchange, and disseminate information or to explore or clarify a defined subject, problem or area of knowledge," that will advance the field of environmental health sciences. All NIEHS-supported meetings must result in a specific product or measurable outcome that could be used to judge the success of the meeting.

The application process usually takes 6 months, so please plan accordingly. For more details, please read the NIEHS's Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (R13/U13) webpage.

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