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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

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Availability of Administrative and Revision Supplements to Expand Vaping Research and Understand EVALI. Calls for research on the causes, disease mechanisms, and long-term prognosis of individuals with electronic cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury (EVALI) and related health effects of vaping. See the NOSI for the research interests and eligible activity codes for participating institutes and centers. Deadline: February 27, 2020.

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.

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Interdisciplinary Research Leaders is a leadership program for teams of two researchers and one community partner. In addition to engaging in leadership training and building new networks, each team designs a research project addressing health and equity in their community. Project topics for the 2020 program must address one of two themes: (1) Community Environment and Health or (2) Families and Child Health. Applications open January 10, 2020. Deadline: March 11, 2020 (The application timeline is subject to change; see the How to Apply webpage for updates.)

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: April 5, 2020.

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: April 12, 2020 (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.

Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Advancement Award (SC1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). SCORE is a developmental program designed to increase the research competitiveness of faculty and the research base at institutions with an explicitly stated historical mission and/or a demonstrated track record within the previous 10 years of training and graduating students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research. Eligible institutions must award science degrees to undergraduate (B.S. or B.A.) and/or graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.) students and have received less than $6 million per year of NIH R01 support (total costs) in each of the last two fiscal years. The Research Advancement Award (SC1) is for investigators with a track record of research activity who are seeking to enhance their research productivity to transition to non-SCORE support in a limited period. Deadline: May 25, 2020.

Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Pilot Project Award (SC2 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). SCORE is a developmental program designed to increase the research competitiveness of faculty and the research base at institutions with an explicitly stated historical mission and/or a demonstrated track record within the previous 10 years of training and graduating students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research. Eligible institutions must award science degrees to undergraduate (B.S. or B.A.) and/or graduate (M.S. or Ph.D.) students and have received less than $6 million per year of NIH R01 support (total costs) in each of the last two fiscal years. The Pilot Project Award (SC2) is for those who are at the beginning stages of a research career, applying for their first non-fellowship research award, and who are interested in testing a new idea or generating preliminary data. Deadline: May 25, 2020.

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: June 5, 2020 (R01); June 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: June 5, 2020 (R01); June 16, 2020 (R03, R21).

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: December 4, 2020.

Notice of Special Interest: Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented, and Underreported (U3) Populations (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional). The Office of Research on Women's Health will fund administrative supplements to support research highlighting health disparities among women in the U.S. who are underrepresented, understudied, and underreported (U3) in biomedical research. The proposed research must address at least one objective from Strategic Goals 1, 2, or 3 of the 2019 - 2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women's Health Research: Advancing Science for the Health of Women. Deadline: January 21, 2021.

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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