The proposed research should be as responsive as possible in addressing and integrating all three research questions described below into one comprehensive and holistic environmental health research project. Applicants are strongly encouraged to engage, partner, and collaborate with underserved community(ies) in addressing each research question.
(1) What may be the most influential community-, population- or lifestage-specific vulnerabilities caused by ongoing climate change that would elevate exposure to pollutants or contaminants and further exacerbate the health effects from exposure to pollutants or 15 contaminants in underserved communities?
(2) What are the cumulative health impacts of climate change related stressors on vulnerable groups or susceptible lifestages in underserved communities?
(3) How can community-based scientific research results be translated and/or applied to provide effective solutions to reduce climate change impacts on human health in underserved communities?
Public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations, public and private institutions of higher education, and hospitals located in the U.S. and its territories or possessions; state and local governments; Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments; and U.S. territories or possessions are eligible to apply. See full announcement for more details
Potential Funding per Award: Up to a total of $1,350,000, including direct and indirect costs, with a maximum duration of 3 years. Cost-sharing is not required. Applications with budgets exceeding the total award limits will not be considered.