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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42)

Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

For: Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Project Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

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 will support problem-based, solution-oriented research Centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and non-biomedical disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative, community engagement, research translation, research support, and training functions.  The scope of the SRP Centers is taken directly from the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, and include: (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.

The complex problems related to sites impacted by hazardous substances (e.g. Superfund and related sites) require the expertise of multiple biomedical and non-biomedical disciplines.  Applicants responding to this FOA are expected to design a research Center that integrates environmental health sciences with related environmental science and engineering disciplines (geochemical, ecological sciences, etc.).

Eligibility: Only one application per accredited institution of higher education.

January 14, 2011: Deadline for an email of intent, including the names of the PI and co-PIs, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to

January 17, 2011: Deadline to submit an internal proposal, including signatures of approval from your department head and college dean, to the Office of Research Development for review by the internal selection committee.

E-mail internal application to

January 28, 2011: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

March 16, 2011: NIH deadline for Letter of Intent.

April 15, 2011: Deadline for the full proposal, by 5:00 pm local time of applicant organization

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M University has established a process to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select applications for Texas A&M submissions.