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National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Required Notice of Intent
DEADLINE: 12:00 pm,
Thursday, October 10, 2019

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please submit a notice of intent via the OSP notice of intent online portal if you are interested in applying for this opportunity. You will need the following information: Lead PI and Co-PI(s) information, project title, and abstract/summary paragraph (1 pg max).

No late submissions will be considered. 

You will be notified by Monday, October 14, 2019 if an internal pre-proposal process is needed.
Sponsor Deadline
Application Due: November 22, 2019
Institutional Limit
UNLV is limited to ONE application.
Award Information
Award budgets are limited to $950,000 in direct costs annually, excluding consortium indirect costs.

The maximum project period is five years.

NIMHD and NIEHS each intend to commit $2 million in FY 2020 for a total of $4 million to fund up to 3 awards and NICHD intends to commit $300,000 in FY2020 for a total of $4.3 million to fund up to 3 awards.
Title and Description
Specialized Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research (P50) - RFA-MD-20-001

CFDA: 93.113-Environmental Health; 93.307-Minority Health and Disparities Research

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This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from eligible institutions of higher education for specialized center grants to support multidisciplinary research, research capacity building, and community-engaged research activities focused on understanding and reducing or eliminating environmental health disparities, defined as inequities in population health mediated by disproportionate adverse exposures associated with the physical, chemical, social and built environments.

Specific Areas of Research Interest
Applicants should propose to conduct original, innovative, multi- and trans-disciplinary research to advance understanding, mitigation and prevention of environmental health disparities. Projects are expected to address intersecting domains of influence (biological, behavioral, physical and sociocultural environment) and levels of influence (individual, interpersonal, community, societal) using a multi-domain, multi-level perspective (see the NIMHD Research Framework, available at ).

Projects must include a focus on one or more NIH-designated U.S. health disparity populations (see above). Comparison groups may be included as appropriate for the research questions posed. Projects may address a range of diseases and conditions associated with significant morbidity and mortality in health disparity populations, including but not limited to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma, COPD and other respiratory conditions, cancer, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, infant mortality, maternal morbidity and mortality, chronic stress, depression, and others with a known environmental component.

This initiative encourages (1) research on cumulative environmental exposures and specific windows of susceptibility (life stages associated with enhanced sensitivity) that may put individuals at greater risk for adverse health outcomes; (2) studies that integrate etiology, genetics, diagnosis, and intervention to address environmental health disparities; (3) multi-level analyses and interventions examining multiple factors that cut across multiple diseases or conditions; (4) research on the suite of environmental factors that contribute to health disparities in understudied geographic areas; e.g., in rural and remote communities, tribal communities (on and off reservations), migrant and/or immigrant communities; (5) longitudinal or retrospective studies to answer questions not amenable to cross-sectional studies; and (6) community-engaged translational research projects.