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Your Environment. Your Health.

Grants Management for Community Organizations

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH)

October 23, 2015

PEPH Webinar Logo - Grants Management for Community Organizations

Over the past few years, NIEHS staff members have heard from their grantee community regarding how grants management is a major challenge for a lot of community organizations interested in participating in environmental health research. This summer, we asked the PEPH Network to identify some of the major issues they have encountered. The purpose of this webinar was to provide some tips and guidance for community organizations trying to navigate the policies and regulations related to NIEHS grants. We used the tips to walk through some of the most frequently identified issues of establishing an indirect cost rate, establishing a consortium, and determining whether a project is engaged in human subjects research.



Molly Puente

Molly Puenete, Ph.D., is a Grants Management Specialist in the NIEHS’s Grants Management Branch. She has eight years of grants management experience. She came to the National Institutes of Health as a Presidential Management Fellow, rotating through the Office of Policy for Extramural Research Activities, the Office of Program Analysis and Strategic Initiatives, and the grants management offices of the Fogarty International Center, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and NIEHS. Upon completing the Presidential Management Fellow program, she served as a grants management specialist with the National Center for Research Resources for two years before transferring to NIEHS. She holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from Duke University, as well as a Master of Public Administration degree and a Ph.D. in entomology from North Carolina State University.

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