NIH Planning Grants for Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) (P20)
To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological, Physical, and Social Sciences
From: Heather Daniels, Graduate School
Date: January 3, 2012
Subject: NIH Planning Grants for Hubs of Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) (P20)
Nominations are due at the Graduate School on Thursday, January 26; Deadline for internal competition is TBD.
In an effort to facilitate the development of research proposals for this call, the Graduate School will be offering a facilitation meeting on Monday January 23 at 2:00 pm in 1360 Genetics/Biotechnology Center. The goal of this meeting is to enable PIs and others interested in this request to meet each other and begin to form synergistic teams for developing a response to the call for applications. The meeting will also provide potential applicants with information regarding keys to the success of interdisciplinary applications and information regarding an IT tool that can help a team of investigators from across campus coordinate their grant planning efforts.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to support paired consortium exploratory awards led by one Low and Middle Income Country (LMIC) institution and one U.S. institution to plan research, research training, and curriculum development activities that address and inform priority national and regional environmental and occupational health policy issues. The ultimate goal of the FOA is to foster the planning for multidisciplinary Global Environmental and Occupational Health Hubs (GEOHealth Hubs), based in LMICs, that will lead collaborative research and training for focal environmental and occupational health issues in several core science areas, including fields such as epidemiology, biostatistics, genetics, environmental science, industrial hygiene, systems science, toxicology, behavioral science, and implementation science. Focal environmental and occupational health areas, as well as core science areas, for each consortium will be selected by the applicants, building upon preexisting strengths within the proposed consortium and addressing priority public health needs in the region. These may include up to three focal areas including but not limited to: indoor and outdoor air quality, water quality, workplace safety, occupational health, agricultural health, and climate change. The FOA aims to enable LMIC researchers, in partnership with U.S. researchers, to conduct a needs and opportunities assessment, plan for policy-relevant research and training in environmental and occupational health, and foster partnerships that could be sustained in an anticipated full GEOHealth Hub program. The NIH anticipates the opportunity to compete for full grants to realize the results of this planning, with awards in 2014. This program is not intended to support research that can be conducted primarily in and/or by United States or other high income country institutions only.
The combined budget for each pair of applications (1 LMIC-based and 1 US-based) is limited to $100,000 per year in total costs for a maximum of two years. At least half of the annual budget must go to the LMIC institution.
The Division of International Studies can facilitate your connection to
international initiatives and centers on campus or around the world,
whether to expand support opportunities, establish research
collaborations, or develop an internationally focused course. If they are
aware of your proposal ideas and current projects they can also help other
potential collaborators and potential funding sources find you. Please contact Associate Dean of the Division of International Studies
Guido Podesta: 262-5805, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The number of proposals UW–Madison may submit as lead institution is limited to one.
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions, etc.
Internal Competition Application Instructions:
Notice of intent: Send an email message to email@example.com with "GEOHealth-PI last name " by Thursday, January 26, 2012 to inform us of your intention to submit a proposal. Please include the following in your email message:
--Title of proposal
PIs will be notified if an internal competition is needed.
For the project selected, the proposal must be submitted using Grants.gov. Information about campus procedures for Grants.gov is posted on the RSP Web site. The full proposal is due on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
If you have any questions about this procedure, please contact Heather Daniels (608) 263-7274 or Petra Schroeder (608) 265-4868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org