The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is announcing the continuation of the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program, referred to as Superfund Research Program (SRP) Centers.
SRP Center grants support research projects representing both the biomedical and environmental science and engineering disciplines; as well as research center cores tasked with administrative, community engagement, research translation, training, and research support functions.
The scope of the SRP Centers suggested research includes:
- Advanced techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effect on human health of hazardous substances
- Methods to assess the risks to human health presented by hazardous substances
- Methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment
- Basic biological, chemical, and physical methods to reduce the amount and toxicity of hazardous substances
To accomplish these mandates, Centers are expected to assemble interdisciplinary research and training teams with expertise in biomedical science, environmental science and engineering, research translation, and community engagement.
On Dec. 1, 2015, NIEHS staff provided an informational webinar to answer questions about this opportunity. To view an archive of this webinar, please visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) CLU-IN Training & Events website.
Further details are available via Funding Opportunity Announcement: RFA-ES-15-019, which is a reissue of RFA-ES-14-007. The application deadline is April 11, 2016.