Notice of Clarification: RFA-ES-12-009: Environmental Influences on the Microbiome (R21)

Notice Number: NOT-ES-13-001

Key Dates
Release Date: October 12, 2012

Related Announcements
RFA-ES-12-009

Issued by
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Purpose

The purpose of this notice is to provide additional clarification about the types of environmental exposures that are appropriate for RFA-ES-12-009, Environmental Influences on the Microbiome (R21), specifically regarding cigarette smoke.

Part 2. Section I. Objectives

Current Language:
Note:  Dietary (including probiotics, breast milk and infant formula) or pharmaceutical exposures are not relevant to the mission of NIEHS.  Applications focusing solely on these types of factors will not be considered responsive to the FOA, and will be returned without review.

Modified Language:
Note:  Dietary (including probiotics, breast milk and infant formula), pharmaceutical exposures, and exposures occurring via active smoking are not relevant to the mission of NIEHS. Applications focusing solely on these types of factors will not be considered responsive to the FOA, and will be returned without review.  Secondhand smoke is considered within the mission of NIEHS and would be an appropriate exposure for this FOA.

All other aspects of RFA-ES-12-009 remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Lisa Helbling Chadwick, Ph.D.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Telephone: 850-727-7218
Email: chadwickL@niehs.nih.gov


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