OSP FO# 11-245

AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)/National Science Foundation (NSF)/Geosciences Directorate, Division of Ocean Sciences (GEO/OCE)

PROGRAMS: Centers for Oceans and Human Health (P01); Oceans, Great Lakes and Human Health (R01)

OBJECTIVES: These programs provide linkages between members of the ocean sciences and biomedical communities in order to support interdisciplinary research in areas where improved understanding of marine processes and systems has potential to reduce public health risks. These programs will solicit grant applications that address marine or Great Lakes harmful algal bloom (HAB) research, marine or Great Lakes pollution (e.g., chemical toxicants assessment of long-term chronic exposures versus acute exposures; aspects of global climate change that influence ocean or Great Lakes related human health outcomes; and development of statistical and bioinformatic tools to link developed oceanographic or Great Lakes models with less well developed human health exposure and disease models). These awards are expected to create an environment conducive to interdisciplinary and reciprocally beneficial collaborations among biomedical scientists (e.g., epidemiologists, pharmacologists, toxicologists, microbiologists, cell and molecular biologists) and ocean scientists (e.g., biological and physical oceanographers, geochemists, and ecologists) with the common goal of improving our knowledge of the impacts of the ocean and Great Lakes on human health.

Please see the program announcement below for further program details.

DEADLINES:
Letter of Intent (optional): October 22, 2011
Full Proposal: November 22, 2011

FUNDING INFORMATION: These programs will utilize the Research Program Projects (P01) mechanism and NIH Research Project Grant (R01) mechanism.

For the P01 Centers for Oceans and Human Health program, NIEHS and NSF intend to fund an estimate of 3-4 awards, corresponding to a total of $4.2 million, for FY 2012. Direct costs are limited to $900,000 per year for a 5-year period.

For the R01 Oceans, Great Lakes and Human Health program, NIEHS and NSF intend to commit a total of $1.8 million in FY 2012 to fund two to four awards. Application budgets are limited to $400,000 direct costs. The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed 5 years. Shorter, exploratory studies may be proposed for 2 to 3 years of funding.

AGENCY CONTACT:
Linda K. Bass, Ph.D.
Scientific Review Officer
Scientific Review Branch
Division of Extramural Research and Training
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
530 Davis Drive (Mail Drop: K3-03)
Research Triangle Park, NC 27560
Telephone: (919) 541-1307
Fax: (919) 316-4606
Email: bass@niehs.nih.gov
Web:  P01: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-11-012.html
R01: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-11-013.html

REMARKS: Applications for the R01 Oceans, Great Lakes and Human Health must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov). After submission via Grants.gov, applications will be retrieved and processed by the NIH Commons system (https://commons.era.nih.gov/commons/index.jsp). In order to prepare a responsive application, PIs should download both the complete program guidelines (RFA-ES-11-013) and the corresponding application package from Grants.gov as well as the NIH Grants.gov Application Guide (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/424/index.htm). PIs must also be registered Commons users.

For more information about Grants.gov and the NIH Commons, or to register as a Commons user, please contact either India Adams (adamsi@bu.edu) or A. B. Effgen (abeffgen@bu.edu) in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at x3-4365. In addition, please contact the OSP Assistant Director assigned to your school or department as soon as possible to coordinate submission through the Grants.gov system.

Complete program guidelines and application material for the P01 Centers for Oceans and Human Health (RFA-ES-11-012 and PHS 398) may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.