Additional Information and Clarification for RFA-ES-09-011, Engineered Nanomaterials: Linking Physical and Chemical Properties to Biology (U19)

Notice Number: NOT-ES-10-002

Key Dates
Release Date:  December 1, 2009
Meeting Date:  December 9, 2009

Issued by
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), (
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), (


One purpose of this Notice is to clarify a statement in the Other Special Eligibility Criteria section in RFA–ES-09-011.  The statement, “An institution may submit only one application,” should be interpreted to mean one application per school within a university or other institution may be submitted.  For instance, a school of medicine and school of public health from the same institution are eligible to submit applications.

The second purpose is to inform potential applicants that NIEHS will host a pre-application technical assistance “virtual” meeting for RFA–ES-09-011 on Wednesday, December 09, 2009 from 12:30-2:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

The purpose of the informational meeting is to provide technical assistance on and answer questions related to the preparation of applications in response to RFA–ES-09-011.  Potential applicants will be able to access the meeting by web and/or telephone. The meeting web address and phone number will be furnished upon registration. The meeting will begin with brief presentations from program, review and grants management staff, and then open into a question and answer session. 

Participants should submit questions to  All questions submitted by email must be received by 5:00 p.m., EST, on December 7, 2009.  There will also be an opportunity for participants to submit questions that arise during the technical assistance meeting in real-time using the “Chat” function in Adobe Connect.
All researchers, community members and other persons interested in submitting an application in response to this RFA are strongly encouraged to attend the technical assistance meeting

Meeting Registration
Pre-registration for this event is required.  Meeting attendees are encouraged to register for the meeting at their earliest opportunity.

To register for the meeting:

You will receive a confirmation email upon successful registration.

Computer and Telephone System Requirements
You will need a telephone for the audio portion of this webinar.  If you plan to access the virtual meeting by web, you can test whether your computer configuration will support your participation in this Adobe Connect meeting at:  You must pass the first three tests. Test 4, the Adobe Connect Add-In Test, is not required to participate in this meeting.

Frequently Asked Questions website for RFA-ES-09-001
Approximately 1-2 weeks after the technical assistance meeting, a set of answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the preparation of applications in response to RFA–ES-09-011 will be posted to a public website, in addition to the slides from NIEHS staff presentations given during the technical assistance meeting. All applicants are encouraged to review the FAQ’s and slide presentations prior to submitting their application. We anticipate updating these as needed and recommend that applicants check back for updates to the FAQs regularly until their submission date.

The answers to FAQs will be posted:


Direct inquiries to:

Srikanth S. Nadadur, MSc., Ph.D.
Division of Extramural Research and Training
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
P.O. Box 12233 (K3-15)
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Telephone: (919) 541-5327
Fax: (919) 541-0462

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