Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 5/14/2024

Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is intended to support novel environmental health research in which an unpredictable event or policy change provides a limited window of opportunity to collect human biological samples or environmental exposure data. The primary motivation of the NOFO  is to understand the consequences of natural and human-made disasters, emerging environmental public health threats, and policy changes in the U.S. and abroad. A distinguishing feature of an appropriate study is the need for rapid review and funding, substantially shorter than the typical NIH grant review/award cycle, for the research question to be addressed and swiftly implemented.

The shortened timeframe will be achieved by more frequent application due dates and expediting peer review, council concurrence and award issuance. The entire cycle, from submission to award, is expected to be within 4-6 months.



  • Letters of Intent Receipt Date(s): 30 days before the application due date
  • Application Submission/Receipt Date(s): Aug 8, 2023; Oct 2, 2023; Dec 1, 2023; Feb 1, 2024; April 1, 2024; June 3, 2024; Aug 1, 2024; Oct 1, 2024; Dec 2, 2024; Feb 3, 2025; April 1, 2025; June 2, 2025; Aug 1, 2025; Oct 1, 2025; Dec 1, 2025‚Äč

RFA-ES-23-011 Expiration Date: December 02, 2025

Amount Description

The combined budget for direct costs for the 2-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.