Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications for Gulf Oil Research Consortia: Impacts on Health of Residents (U19) -- Upcoming!

Funding Agency:
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, in partnership with several NIH Institutes/Centers/Offices, intend to promote a new initiative by publishing a Request for Applications (RFA) to solicit applications to examine the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster on health and quality of life of the general population residing in the Gulf Coast Region. In addition to the potential for exposure to oil and chemical mixtures, dispersants, etc., residents in the Gulf region are experiencing economic hardship, job loss, resettlements and other forms of psychological distress which may all impact health and quality of life. The intent of this RFA is to create one or more community-based participatory consortia of university-community partners to address the health issues of concern to the residents. By developing multi-project programs that may include population and associated laboratory-based research projects, it is anticipated that the outcomes of these programs will be to better understand the interplay and impact of multiple stressors on human health and well-being and the potential underlying mechanisms for effects observed. In addition, the findings will establish the evidence base needed to inform recovery and to develop strategies to prevent illness and promote the health and well-being of populations faced in this and other future man-made and natural disasters.

This notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. This RFA will utilize the U19 activity code. APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING SOLICITED AT THIS TIME.




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