Internal Deadline: Contact RII.
LOI: March 19, 2024
External Deadline: April 19, 2024
Award Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 4
Anticipated Award Amount: $6.0M
Who May Serve as PI: Standard NIH requirements.
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the USC Research and Innovation (R&I) Application Portal: https://rii.usc.edu/oor-portal/.
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
The overall goals for the EHS CC Program are to enhance the capabilities of existing programs in environmental health sciences, assist with building programmatic and scientific capacity, lead in the development of novel research directions, recruit and prepare future leaders in the field, and pioneer efforts in community engagement. Ultimately the EHS CC should create a flexible structure that allows center members with different expertise to come together to answer complex and/or emerging questions and capitalize on the latest scientific trends. NIEHS considers community engagement and multi-directional communication as essential activities to advance the goals and relevance of an EHS CC. Therefore, the structure of the Center should facilitate multi-directional interaction with communities and EHS CC members through the required Community Engagement Core (CEC). In addition, EHS Cores are expected to attract established and promising investigators into environmental health research and provide opportunities for career enhancement. Finally, this FOA requires a Plan for Enhancing Diverse Perspectives (PEDP) as part of the application (see further below).
With the release of the translational research (TR) framework for the environmental health sciences (https://www.niehs.nih.gov/translation), it is expected that an EHS CC facilitate translational research that encompasses all aspects of an EHS CC. The TR framework is an innovative tool that incorporates the dynamic nature of environmental health research to inform and facilitate the use of scientific/public health advances across the translational spectrum to accelerate improving the health of individuals and the public.
To qualify for an EHS CC, the applicant institution must have a base of ongoing, independently supported, peer-reviewed research projects clearly dedicated to the study of environmental health sciences or environmental medicine, a substantial portion of which should be supported by NIEHS. The research base must exist prior to the submission of an application and will be considered by program staff to determine eligibility. See Section III.1 Eligible Applicants for more detailed description of EHS base support calculation. Prior to submission of an application, the proposed Center Director is encouraged to consult with Institute Scientific/Research Staff regarding the adequacy of the research base.
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