Full Text PAR-96-044
NIH GUIDE, Volume 25, Number 13, April 26, 1996
PA NUMBER:  PAR-96-044
P.T. 34

  Occupational Health and Safety 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Application Receipt Date:  July 1, 1996; July 1 will be the only
receipt date for 1996
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
announces its Seventh national competition for
Environmental/Occupational Medicine Academic Awards (E/OMAA), which
last appeared in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, Vol. 24, No.
7, February 24, 1995.  The award will have the dual purpose of
improving the quality of environmental/occupational medicine
curricula and of fostering graduate research careers in
environmental/occupational medicine.  For the purposes of the E/OMAA,
the term environmental/occupational medicine refers to the area of
medicine concerned with the development and application of knowledge
directed at the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of adverse human
health effects from environmental/occupational exposures to toxic
agents.  This includes adverse health effects in infants, children,
and adults who are at risk of developing such health problems and the
reduction of preventable complications or disability in persons of
all ages who have already developed such diseases.
The Public Health Service (PHS) is committed to achieving the health
promotion and disease prevention objectives of "Healthy People 2000,"
a PHS-led national activity for setting priority areas.  This PA,
Environmental/Occupational Medicine Academic Award, is related to the
priority area of environmental health.  Potential applicants may
obtain a copy of "Health People 2000" (Full Report:  Stock No.
017-001-00474-0 or Summary Report:  Stock No. 017-001-00473-1)
through the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office,
Washington, DC 20402-9325 (telephone 202-512-1800).
Applications may be submitted by domestic, for-profit and non-profit
organizations, public and private.  Racial/ethnic minority
individuals, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to
apply as Principal Investigators.
Only schools of medicine or osteopathy in the United States and its
possessions or territories are eligible to compete for E/OMAA for a
project period that does not exceed five years and, to receive the
Award once only.
The mechanism of support for this activity will be for the research
career program (academic) (K07) award.
The NIEHS initiated the E/OMAA Program to provide a stimulus for
development of an environmental/occupational medicine curriculum in
those schools that do not have one, and to strengthen and improve the
environmental/occupational medicine curriculum in schools that do.
Awards provide support to applicant faculty members for their
educational development and for implementation or expansion of the
curriculum in environmental/occupational medicine.
It is the policy of the NIH that women and members of minority groups
and their subpopulations must be included in all NIH supported
biomedical and behavioral research projects involving human subjects,
unless a clear and compelling rationale and justification is provided
that inclusion is inappropriate with respect to the health of the
subjects or the purpose of the research.  This new policy results
from the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 (Section 492B of Public Law
103-43) and supersedes and strengthens the previous policies
(Concerning the Inclusion of Women in Study Populations, and
Concerning the Inclusion of Minorities in Study Populations), which
have been in effect since 1990.  The new policy contains some
provisions that are substantially different from the 1990 policies.
All investigators proposing research involving human subjects should
read the "NIH Guidelines for Inclusion of Women and Minorities as
Subjects in Clinical Research," which have been published in the
Federal Register of March 28, 1994 (FR 59 14508-14513), and reprinted
in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, Volume 23, Number 11,
March 18, 1994.
Investigators may obtain copies of the policy from the program staff
listed under INQUIRIES.  Program staff may also provide additional
relevant information concerning the policy.
Applications are to be submitted on the grant application form PHS
398 (rev. 5/95).  Applications kits are available at most
institutional offices of sponsored research and may be obtained from
the Grants Information Office, Office of Extramural Outreach and
Information Resources, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge
Drive, MSC 7910, Bethesda, MD 20892-7910, telephone 301/710-0267,
email: ASKNIH@odrockm1.od.nih.gov.  The PHS 398 Application Kit can
also be found on the NIH Home Page on the Internet, at
The application receipt date is July 1, 1996.  The label available in
the PHS 398 (rev. 5/95) application form must be affixed to the
bottom of the face page of the application.  Failure to use this
label could result in delayed processing of the application such that
it may not reach the review committee in time for review.  In
addition, the PA title and number must be typed on line 2 of the face
page of the application form and the YES box must be marked.
The completed original application and five legible copies must be
sent or delivered to:
BETHESDA, MD 20892-7710
BETHESDA, MD 20817-7710 (for express/courier service)
Applications will be reviewed by a special study section of the
NIEHS, and all will receive a written critique.  Following the
review, the applications will receive a second-level review by the
National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council.
In the review process, applications will be evaluated for evidence of
commitment by both the sponsoring institution and the sponsoring
department or division to the accomplishment of the objectives of the
award, as well as the qualification, interest, and commitment of the
candidate to undertake the responsibility for implementing a high
quality environmental/occupational medicine curriculum.  Additional
criteria and other important information are included in the program
guidelines available from NIEHS program staff.
Applications will compete for available funds with all other approved
applications in the Career (K) category assigned to the NIEHS.  The
following will be considered in making funding decisions: quality of
the proposed project as determined by peer review, availability of
funds, and program priority.
Inquiries are encouraged.  The opportunity to clarify any issues of
questions from potential applicants is welcome.  Program Guidelines
for the E/OMAA are essential to develop a competitive application and
must be obtained.
Direct inquiries regarding programmatic issues to:
Annette G. Kirshner, Ph.D.
Division of Extramural Research and Training
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
P.O. Box 12233, MD 3-02
104 Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709
Telephone:  (919) 541-0488
FAX:  (919) 541-2843
Email:  kirshner@niehs.nih.gov
Direct inquiries regarding fiscal matters to:
David L. Mineo
Division of Extramural Research and Training
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
P.O. Box 12233, MD 2-01
104 Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709
Telephone:  (919) 541-1373
FAX:  (919) 541-2860
Email:  mineo@niehs.nih.gov
This program is described in the Catalog of Federal Domestic
Assistance No. 93.894.  Awards are made under authorization of the
Public Health Service Act, Title IV, Part A (Public Law 78-410, as
amended by Public Law 99-158, 42 USC 241 and 285) and administered
under PHS grants policies and Federal Regulations 42 CFR 52 and 45
CFR Part 74.  This program is not subject to the intergovernmental
review requirements of Executive Order 12372 or Health Systems Agency
The PHS strongly encourages all grant and contract recipients to
provide a smoke-free workplace and promote the non-use of all tobacco
products.  In addition, Public Law 103-227, the Pro-Children Act of
1994, prohibits smoking in certain facilities (or in some cases, any
portion of a facility) in which regular or routine education,
library, day care, health care or early childhood development
services are provided to children.  This is consistent with the PHS
mission to protect and advance the physical and mental health of the
American people.

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