The Superfund Research Program (SRP) announces administrative supplements named in honor of Dr. KC Donnelly, Department Head of Environmental and Occupational Health, Texas A&M University, who passed away on July 1, 2009. Dr. Donnelly's research consisted of studying environmental exposure and genotoxicity of complex chemical mixtures. He was also a dedicated mentor to his students and post-doctoral researchers, instilling in them the importance of applying their knowledge and findings to communities exposed to environmental contaminants.
The SRP recognizes a compelling need to promote transdisciplinary and translational research among early investigators (e.g., graduate students/post-doctoral researchers) which includes the recruitment of talented researchers and improving the quality of the educational and training environment. The purpose of these supplements is to provide current SRP-funded graduate students/post-doctoral researchers with translational/transdisciplinary opportunities and experiences within other SRP-funded centers, government laboratories (EPA, ATSDR, NIEHS), or other agencies (state, local, Tribal). Examples of these types of externship experiences include:
- A graduate student performing laboratory research would like to learn a novel analytical technique at another SRP funded center to enhance his/her research project.
- A post-doctoral researcher conducting epidemiology research would like to understand how their results may apply to risk assessment at a federal agency.
- A graduate student conducting remediation research would like to participate in a community engagement activity at another SRP funded center.
Institutions with Center grants (i.e., P42) are limited to two applications per cycle; R01 investigators are limited to one application.
- Required Letter of Intent: Dec. 22, 2019
- Application: Jan. 31, 2020