Notice of NIEHS Participation in PAR-18-714 "Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)"

Notice Number: NOT-ES-19-004

Key Dates
Release Date: October 30, 2018

Related Announcements
PAR-18-714

Issued by
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants that the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is participating in PAR-18-714, "Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)." 

The following sections of PAR-18-714 have been updated to reflect the participation of NIEHS in this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

Part 1. Overview Information

Text has been added to  PAR-18-714 under each of the headings (below) as follows:

Components of Participating Organizations

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s)

93.172; 93.855; 93.879; 93.393; 93.394; 93.395; 93.396; 93.399; 93.113

Part 2. Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

NIEHS will accept applications describing research projects that will have a defined impact on the environmental health sciences and be responsive to both the mission of the NIH and, specifically, to the mission of the NIEHS and its 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. This plan outlines themes and goals that reflect both the mission of the NIEHS, which is to promote healthier lives by discovering how the environment affects people, and the vision of NIEHS to provide global leadership for innovative research that improves public health by preventing disease and disability. 

A variety of scientific disciplines, including basic, mechanistic, clinical, epidemiological, computational, engineering, and/or health risk communication approaches, can be used to advance the NIEHS Strategic Plan. Applicants should consult the strategic plan to ensure the research proposed addresses the goals and priority areas of the NIEHS. Applications submitted in response to this FOA must have a research focus on exposure-health related responses from environmental agents within the mission interest of the NIEHS such as industrial chemicals or manufacturing byproducts, metals, pesticides, herbicides, air pollutants and other inhaled toxicants, particulates or fibers, fungal, and bacterial or biologically derived toxins. Agents that are considered within the primary mission responsibility of other NIH Institutes and Centers include, but are not limited to: alcohol; chemotherapeutic agents; radiation that is not a result of an ambient environmental exposure; smoking, except when considered as a secondary smoke exposure that is a component in the indoor environment (particularly in children); drugs of abuse; pharmaceuticals; dietary nutrients; and infectious or parasitic agents. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact NIEHS Scientific/Research staff prior to submission to determine if their project meets the goals of the program. 

Part 2. Section VII. Agency Contacts

Scientific/Research Contact(s)

Astrid C. Haugen
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Telephone: 984-287-3266
Email: Haugen@niehs.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management Contact(s)

Lisa Archer Edwards
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Telephone: 984-287-3258
Email: archer@niehs.nih.gov

All other aspects of this FOA remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Astrid C. Haugen
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Telephone: 984-287-3266
Email: Haugen@niehs.nih.gov