Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 2/19/2024

Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHSCC) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications for Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC). As intellectual hubs for environmental health science research, the EHS CC is expected to be the thought leaders for the field and advance the goals of the NIEHS Strategic Plan (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/strategicplan/). The Core Centers provide critical research infrastructure, shared facilities, services and/or resources, to groups of investigators conducting environmental health sciences research. An EHS CC enables researchers to conduct their independently-funded individual and/or collaborative research projects more efficiently and/or more effectively. The overall goal of an EHS CC is to identify and capitalize on emerging issues that advance understanding of the relationships among environmental exposures, human biology, and disease. The EHS CC supports community engagement and translational research as key approaches to improving public health.

Only one application per Institution is allowed.


  • Duke Internal: Interested applicants from within Duke should contact fundopps@duke.edu as early as possible.
  • Letter of Intent Due Date: March 19, 2023; March 19, 2024
  • Application Due Date(s): April 19, 2023; April 19, 2024

RFA-ES-22-010 Expiration Date April 20, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an EHSCC award, the applicant institution must have an already funded research base of at least $3 million per year in direct costs of supported Environmental Health Sciences projects that are related to the NIEHS Mission and Strategic Plan. The projects must include a focus on environmental exposures and health. These may be a mix of NIH, Federal and privately funded awards or career development awards. However at least 50% of the research base must be from the NIH.

Example of NIH peer reviewed mechanisms that may be included for determining eligibility: DP1, DP2, R00, R01, R03, R15, R21, R24, R25, R33, R35, R37, R41, R42, R43, R44, P01, P20, P30s other than the EHSCC, P42, P50, SC1, SC2, U01, U10, U19, U24, U54, U56, UH2, UH3, UG3, K and F series awards.

T-awards, U45, and Conference awards (R13, U13) do not count towards this requirement. 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.

Amount Description

New or first-time applicants are limited to $850,000 Direct Costs per year. Renewal applications are limited to $1.0M Direct Costs per year. See Eligibility requirements.

New or first-time applicants may apply for up to 4 years of support. Renewal applications may request up to 5 years of support.