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Limited Submission: Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Optional)

Grants will support problem-based, solution-oriented research centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and environmental science and engineering disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative, data management and analysis, community engagement, research experience and training coordination, and research support functions.

Summary

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is announcing the continuation of the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program, referred to as Superfund Research Program (SRP) Centers. SRP Center grants will support problem-based, solution-oriented research Centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and environmental science and engineering disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative (which includes research translation), data management and analysis, community engagement, research experience and training coordination, and research support functions.  The scope of the SRP Centers is taken directly from the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, and includes: (1) advanced techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effect on human health of hazardous substances; (2) methods to assess the risks to human health presented by hazardous substances; (3) methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment; and (4) basic biological, chemical, and physical methods to reduce the amount and toxicity of hazardous substances.

Please read the full program announcement before preparing your internal application.

Award Amount

  • NIEHS intends to fund an estimate of up to 12 awards based on programmatic needs and availability of funds, corresponding to a total of up to approximately $25 million, for fiscal year 2022. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations
  • Applications may request a budget for direct costs of up to $1.75 million dollars for each year.
  • Applications may propose a project period of up to 5 years.

Eligibility

  • Per NIEHS legislative authority, ONLY Higher Education Institutions may apply to this P42 FOA. Section 311(a)(3) of SARA limits recipients of awards to “accredited institutions of higher education,” which are defined in the Higher Education Act, 20 USC (annotated) 3381. However, applicants are permitted under the law, and encouraged by NIEHS, to subcontract as appropriate with organizations, domestic or foreign, public or private (such as universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories, faith-based organizations, units of State and local governments, and eligible agencies of the Federal Government) as necessary to conduct portions of the research. Examples of other organizations may include generators of hazardous wastes; persons involved in the detection, assessment, evaluation, and treatment of hazardous substances; owners and operators of facilities at which hazardous substances are located; and/or State and local governments.
  • Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

Selection Criteria

  • Detailed application review criteria can be found here.

Limitation Details

An Institution may submit one proposal.

If you are interested in submitting for this program, you must first submit an internal application to limsub@uga.edu according to the required instructions below.

Internal Applications must include the following:

  • A cover page listing
    • The name of this funding opportunity and title of your proposal
    • Your name, UGA position, home department, email, and UGA contact information
    • Collaborator names, positions, and institutions (if any)
    • Indicate whether or not you have submitted to this program in the past. If so, please provide a copy of the review at the end of the internal application.
  • A (maximum two-page) proposal summary that addresses the program’s specific selection criteria.
  • One paragraph describing why this proposal should be UGA’s submission (i.e., why it will be the most competitive for this program)
  • Curriculum vitae

Internal Selection

Limited Submission announcements often generate multiple competing proposals.  UGA reviewers judge proposals as they would in any peer review process, so PIs are urged to put their best foot forward.  Along with typical criteria, reviewers will evaluate internal proposals based on their fit with the sponsor’s articulated goals and criteria.

Internal Submission Instructions

The above internal application materials should be submitted via email as a single .PDF file to limsub@uga.edu by the internal deadline listed above.

Questions?

Please submit questions regarding the internal competition to limsub@uga.edu.

For questions directly related to this program, please contact the following program officers:

Heather Henry, PhD
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS))
Telephone: 984-287-3268
Email: heather.henry@nih.gov

Danielle Carlin, PhD, DABT
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Telephone: 984-287-3244
Email: danielle.carlin@nih.gov

Michelle Heacock, PhD
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Telephone: 984-287-3267
Email: HeacockM@niehs.nih.gov

William A. Suk, PhD, MPH
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Telephone: 984-287-3325
Email: suk@niehs.nih.gov

Brittany Trottier, MPH
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Telephone: 984-287-3331
Email: brittany.trottier@nih.gov


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