Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Centers for Oceans and Human Health 4: Impacts of Climate Change on Oceans and Great Lakes (COHH4) (P01 Clinal Trial Optional)
Notice Number:

Key Dates

Release Date:
June 16, 2022
Estimated Publication Date of Funding Opportunity Announcement:
August 19, 2022
First Estimated Application Due Date:
November 01, 2022
Earliest Estimated Award Date:
December 15, 2023
Earliest Estimated Start Date:
December 15, 2023
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Issued by


National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

National Science Foundation (NSF

Geosciences Directorate, Division of Ocean Sciences (GEO/OCE)


The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, (NIEHS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), intend to promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to invite new and renewal applications for Centers for Oceans and Human Health.

These multi-component projects will characterize and evaluate the impact of climate change on emerging public health threats associated with marine and Great Lakes Basin environments. Each center will include distinct but integrated research projects on marine or Great Lakes exposures, mechanisms of toxicity or human exposure, and the influence of climate change, using multidisciplinary ocean science, analytical, toxicological and biomedical approaches. Centers will foster strong community partnerships through a Community Engagement Core (CEC) for impactful communication and translation of research.

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

The FOA is expected to be published in summer 2022 with an expected application due date in fall 2022.

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

Research Initiative Details

NIEHS and NSF will collaboratively support Centers that include a minimum of three research projects, a CEC, and an Administrative Core. COHH4 awards will be expected to create an environment conducive to interdisciplinary and reciprocally beneficial collaborations among biomedical scientists (e.g., epidemiologists, pharmacologists, toxicologists, microbiologists, cell and molecular biologists) and ocean scientists or limnologists (e.g., biological and physical oceanographers, geochemists, and ecologists) with the common goal of improving our knowledge of the impacts of the ocean and Great Lakes on human health. The Center should include at least one project on human health and toxicity, and at least one project that uses oceanographic and marine science approaches to characterize oceans or Great Lakes exposures. Each project should describe distinct goals that are integrated into the overall theme of the Center. At least one of the three required projects should explore the influence of climate change on existing or emerging public health risks.

Funding Information


Estimated Total Funding


Expected Number of Awards


Estimated Award Ceiling

$950,000 direct costs

Primary Assistance Listing Number(s)

93.113, 47.050

Anticipated Eligible Organizations
Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education
Private Institution of Higher Education
Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institution of Higher Education)
For-Profit Organization (Other than Small Business)
State Government
County governments
Independent school districts
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization (Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
U.S. Territory or Possession
Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than Federally Recognized)
Regional Organization
Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government

Applications are not being solicited at this time.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Anika L. Dzierlenga, PhD

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)


Henrietta N. Edmonds, PhD
National Science Foundation (NSF)