EGRP News Flash - July 30, 2010

New NIH Funding Opportunity Announcement for Research on Climate Change and Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts to support small research projects examining the differential risk factors of populations that lead to, or are associated with, increased vulnerability to exposures, diseases, and other adverse health outcomes related to climate change. Applications may involve either applied research studies that address specific hypotheses about risk factors or population characteristics associated with increased vulnerability, or research projects to develop general models or methods for identifying and characterizing population vulnerability to climate change.

The ultimate goal of this research program is to help inform climate change adaptation and public health interventions to reduce current and future vulnerability of various populations to the health effects of climate change.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) encourages applications with the ability to incorporate long time spans to assess the impact of climate changes on cancer incidence through established physical, chemical, or infectious agents that may differentially impact populations due to their geographic location, genotype, and/or developmental windows of susceptibility.

This program has been released for a three-year period with three application receipt dates. The first application receipt date is September 28, 2010. Prospective applicants are asked to submit a letter of intent (LOI) by August 28, 2010. The earliest anticipated start date is July 1, 2011.

Contact: Britt C. Reid, D.D.S., Ph.D., Chief, Modifiable Risk Factors Branch.

  • Access the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts for details: PAR-10-235External Web Site Policy (R21)

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