Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program


By Anthony Ndifor posted 14 days ago


The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences intends to publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42 Clinical Trial Optional), 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 the 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.

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects/cores. 

The FOA is expected to be published in August 2020 with an expected application due date in February 2021. 

This FOA will utilize the P42 activity code. Details of the planned FOA are provided in the full text of the Notice.