Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): KC Donnelly Externship (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this supplement is to provide support for successful applicants for translational/transdisciplinary opportunities and experiences within other Superfund Research Program-funded centers, government laboratories, or other agencies (state, local, Tribal).


The NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) established an honorary supplemental award in memory of K.C. Donnelly, Ph.D., a longtime SRP grantee who worked tirelessly to improve the understanding of environmental exposure and genotoxicity of complex chemical mixtures. Dr. Donnelly passed away on July 1, 2009. He was a dedicated mentor to his students and postdoctoral researchers, instilling in them the importance of applying their knowledge and findings to improve the health of communities exposed to environmental contaminants. To learn more about his SRP-sponsored research at Texas A&M University, please refer to his SRP profile webpage.

The purpose of these KC Donnelly Externship Administrative Supplements is to provide current SRP-funded graduate students and post-doctoral researchers with translational/transdisciplinary opportunities and experiences within other SRP-funded grants (e.g., P42, R01, SBIR, R25, etc.), government laboratories (e.g., US EPA, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), NIEHS), or other agencies (state, local, Tribal).

Examples of these types of externship experiences include, but are not limited to:

  • A graduate student performing laboratory research would like to learn a novel analytical technique at another SRP funded center to enhance their 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.

Successful applicants are invited to present their results at the subsequent SRP Annual Meeting.

Application Due Dates - February 28, 2022; February 28, 2023; February 28, 2024


Expiration Date: November 17, 2023 as per NOT-ES-24-001


Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, an applicant must be: A graduate student (Master's or Ph.D.) or a postdoctoral researcher (status for graduate and postdoctoral researchers must be maintained for the duration of externship); conducting research/activities in any SRP R01 grant or project/core within an SRP P42 Center.

Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Post Doctoral Fellows


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

February 28, 2023