Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (P01)

Notice Number: NOT-ES-14-002

Key Dates
Release Date: Release Date:  January 10, 2014   
Estimated Publication Date of Announcement:  April 2014 
First Estimated Application Due Date:  July 2014 
Earliest Estimated Award Date:  April 2015
Earliest Estimated Start Date:  April 2015

Related Announcements


Issued by
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Environmental Protection Agency EPA


The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Environmental Protection Agency intend to publish a joint Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers. The purpose of this program is to support a multidisciplinary program of applied and basic research along with an active community outreach translation effort to examine and translate the effects of early exposure to environmental hazards on children's health and wellbeing.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects and cores. 

The FOA is expected to be published in Spring 2014 with an expected application due date in Summer 2014.

This FOA will utilize the P01 activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided below.

Research Initiative Details

This Notice encourages investigators with expertise and insights in the area of children's environmental health to consider applying for this new FOA.

In addition, collaborative investigations combining expertise in children's health, reproductive and maternal health, environmental health sciences, exposure science, behavioral science, economics, and public health will be encouraged.

Research encouraged in this initiative may include (1) the impact of environmental exposures during critical developmental windows that impact children's health and well-being, including but not limited to preconception through childhood and early adolescence, (2) implementation of mitigation strategies or intervention studies to ameliorate the reported or known health effects of well-studied environmental hazards on children's health and (3) development of novel approaches and tools to measure biological response to exposure at the molecular and cellular level. 

The FOA encourages the strong transdisciplinary teams of scientists including statisticians, economist along with community partners to develop an integrated research program to examine the effects of early environmental exposures on perturbations in normal development and children's health, and to improve the translation of existing knowledge or strategies to protect children for a lifetime.



Please direct all inquiries to:

Kimberly Ann Gray, PhD
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Telephone:  919-541-0293