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

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications for Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC).  As intellectual hubs for environmental health 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 broad overall goal of an EHS CC is to identify and capitalize on emerging issues that advance improving the 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: January 16, 2019 February 18, 2019 March 17, 2019
  • Letter of Intent Due Date: March 17, 2018, March 17, 2019
  • Application Due Date(s): April 17, 2018, April 17, 2019

RFA-ES-18-003 Expiration Date April 18, 2019

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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an EHS CC award, the applicant institution must demonstrate that they have a minimum of three active NIEHS-supported research awards from three distinct PDs/PIs who are members of the proposed Center. At the time of submission of an application, the qualifying awards must have at least 1 full active year remaining.

Acceptable support includes R00, R01, R03, R21, R33, R37, R43, R44, P01, P42, P50, U01, U19, U24, U2C, and or Research Career Development Awards (K-grants). Each multi-component (e.g. P01, P50, or U19) award will count as one qualifying research project regardless of the location of the parent grant.

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

    Application budgets are limited to $0.7M, $1.0M or $1.3M Direct Costs per year as determined by direct costs of NIH research grants that are relevant to the environmental health sciences and for which an EHS CC member is designated as the PD/PI. See the Budget instructions for the Administrative Core to determine the applicable direct cost limit for the application.

    The project period if limited to 5 years.

      Funding Type





      Community Outreach and Engagement
      Curriculum Development
      Environmental & Life Sciences
      Medical - Basic Science
      Medical - Clinical Science
      Medical - Translational
      Social Sciences

      Internal Nomination

      Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

      * A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
      * Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
      * CV or Biosketch of project leader

      Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.(Code ILN) https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=ApVvmgXCk2Uj7AzWyDEJKQ2

      Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: https://ors.duke.edu/sites/default/files/Applicant Instructions_FINAL.pdf

      Internal Deadline

      March 17, 2019

      External Deadline

      April 17, 2019