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NIH Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program P42

Internal Due Date: Past Due - Coordinated by OSP

Foundation Due Date: 08-03-2014 (Letters of Intent); September 3, 2014 (Full Applications)

Number of Applications: 1

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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 disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative, community engagement, research translation, research support, and training 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.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) invites qualified investigators from domestic institutions of higher education to submit an application for a Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center grant.  SRP legislation, under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986, allows NIEHS the flexibility to create university-based Centers to conduct scientific research to address the wide array of scientific uncertainties facing the national Superfund program.  The complex problems related to sites impacted by hazardous substances (e.g., Superfund and related sites) require the expertise of multiple biomedical and environmental science disciplines.  Applicants responding to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are expected to design a research Center that integrates environmental health sciences with related environmental science and engineering disciplines (e.g., geochemical, ecological sciences).

A new application may request up to $1.6 million direct costs in the first year; a renewal application may request up to $2 million direct costs in the first year. For all applications, budgets submitted in subsequent years may not exceed an escalation of two percent on recurring direct costs. New applications may propose an award period of up to 4 years; renewal applications may propose an award period of up to 5 years.

For full information, including additional budgetary limitations, please see the website noted above.

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Internal Competition Guidelines: Interested applicants must submit an abstract of their proposed projects (not to exceed 2 pages) and an NIH-style biosketch to Holly Sommers via e-mail (hsomme2@emory.edu) by no later than the internal deadline above for consideration. Please put NIH NIEHS P42 – Applicant Name in the subject line of the e-mail. Please note that written reviews or summary statements from the internal review and selection process will not be available.