National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) invites applications for 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, community engagement, research translation, training, 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. This FOA will utilize the NIH P42 Hazardous Substances Basic Research Grants Program award mechanism.
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 and engineering disciplines. Applicants responding to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are expected to design a research Center that integrates environmental health science with environmental science and engineering (e.g., geochemical, ecological sciences).
The scope of the SRP Center Grant is defined by the SRP Mandates. Research and supporting activities under this FOA may utilize a variety of approaches to achieve SRP mandates: 1) Advanced techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effect of hazardous substances on human health; 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.
OSP DEADLINE: February 15, 2016