Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42)

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University

Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-12-003.html
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Institutional Eligibility
Your proposal will need to be submitted in the name of Texas A&M University. The proposal will be prepared and submitted by the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS).

Number of Applications: 1
Only one application per accredited institution of higher education (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed.

PI Eligibility
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program 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.

Web Seminar
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-ES-12-003.html, January 17, 2012

Summary
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 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are expected to design a research Center that integrates environmental health sciences with related environmental science and engineering disciplines (geochemical, ecological sciences). 

Dates
January 20, 2012, by 5:00 pm:
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  limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

January 25, 2012, by 5:00 pm: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal, the sections will include a 1-3 page Research Plan Summary, Bio-sketch, and a budget.
All proposals submitted for the Limited Submissions must be submitted electronically using the on line application system, which is available at: https://eproposal.tamu.edu.

This site is password protected. Texas A&M University tenure or tenure track faculty may use their neo password to access the system. To change your password go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Forget your password?" and enter the email account you used to setup your account.  If you need to setup a new account go to: https://eproposal.tamu.edu, click on "Need an eProposal Account," fill in the pertinent information and an account will be created for you.

If you have any questions, please contact libbyp@tamu.edu or 979.845.1811.

February 3, 2012: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

March 11, 2012: Letter of Intent Due to NIH.

April 10, 2012 by 5:00 pm: 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.