Notice Announcing Use of PAR-10-084 "Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (R21)"  for Superstorm Sandy Research

Notice Number:  NOT-ES-13-003

Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:

  • January 31, 2013 - See Notice NOT-ES-13-004. The purpose of this notice is to clarify the appropriate biological agents.
Key Dates

Release Date: January 15, 2013
Application Due Date:  February 20, 2013

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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)


The purpose of this Notice is to inform the extramural community that NIEHS is accepting time-sensitive research applications related to potential exposures and health outcomes as a result of Superstorm Sandy.  Applications should be submitted to the NIEHS PAR-10-084 "Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (R21)". Time-sensitive applications focusing on Superstorm Sandy will only be accepted up to the February 20, 2013 due date.  

The unprecedented and widespread damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in the northeastern states is significant.  The potential for exposures to biological and chemical hazards and its effects on physical and mental health for responders and residents could be substantial.  Applications are being sought that focus on novel questions of public health importance that will provide new insights into exposures and/or potential health effects as an aftermath to Superstorm Sandy.  Applications focusing on environmental exposure assessment necessary to understand short and/or long term health effects as well as human health studies are appropriate.  It is expected that the research conducted will provide information necessary for the rapid translation of the science to protect the health and safety of affected communities.

Applications that focus on animal studies should not be submitted to this FOA.

Note: Time-sensitive applications on other topics are still being accepted.  

For more information about the Time sensitive mechanism link to:


Please direct all inquiries to:

Claudia Thompson, Ph.D.
Susceptibility and Population Health Branch
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
530 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Telephone: 919-541-4638

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