There are additional eligibility criteria for applications responding to this FOA:
Multi-PD/PI required: One recognized and established research investigator in CEH (Director), and an expert (referred to as Deputy Director) with a track record in health communication with translation of science to lay audience, scientific community and public health and or medical professionals.
Active Scientists. Applicants must have active scientists working in children's environmental health that is within the scientific mission of NIEHS. Active CEH scientists must hold their primary affiliation with applicant institution or other institutions and this position (tenured or nontenured) must be permanent; Applicants need to have a strong record in scientific publications and competitiveness for peer-reviewed external funding for research within the science mission of NIEHS in CEH. Active scientists must meet the following criteria:
(1) PD/PIs must have externally-funded active CEH grants or contracts within the three most recently completed fiscal years: 2017, 2018, 2019. Grant awarded in FY 2020 may be included. Federal fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.
(2) PD/PIs must have strong CEH research publications in peer-reviewed journals during the three most recently completed Federal fiscal years, including FY2019.
Funding by the NIEHS.
(1) Each application must have and identify at least three active PD/PIs who have received a research grant or other significant funding from NIEHS within the three most recently completed Federal fiscal years in the area of children's environmental health at the time of submission (FY 2017, 2018, and 2019. The mechanisms that qualify are research projects (R01, R21, R00, R15), research program projects (P01, P50, P42), and individual research career development awards for faculty (K24, K08, K23).
(2) Mechanisms that do not qualify are individual pre-doctoral and/or post-doctoral fellowships (e.g., F31, F32, K99), T awards, U45, Conference grants (e.g., R13, U13) and R24, U24, P30 or U2C grants funded by NIEHS. Furthermore, grants and cooperative agreements in extension periods, either with or without additional funds, as well as supplements of any kind, do not count toward this requirement.