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The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Basic Research and Training Program (SBRP) multi-project program grant emphasizes the protection of human health through basic and applied research that incorporates the scientific parameters under which the SBRP operates. These parameters include the development of 1) methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment; 2) advanced techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effect on human health of hazardous substances; 3) methods to assess the risks to human health presented by hazardous substances; and 4) basic biological, chemical, and physical methods to reduce the amount and toxicity of hazardous substances.

The SBRP was created as a network of multi-project programs of multidisciplinary teams of scientists conducting science ranging from basic mechanistic biomedical and non-biomedical (e.g., hydrogeology, geochemistry, engineering, ecology, etc.) research to applications-oriented research in order to address the broad, complex health and environmental issues that arise from the multimedia nature of hazardous waste sites.

Applicants responding to this announcement should develop an over-arching conceptual theme to guide the scientific direction of the program's interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary research team. It is expected that the overall theme will foster collaboration, whereby projects are integrated, and specific emphasis is placed on interactions between the biomedical and non-biomedical research projects.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, November 10, 2006. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include overviews of 1) the proposed conceptual theme, 2) the anticipated biomedical projects, 3) the anticipated non-biomedical projects, and 4) plans for the Research Translation Core.


An applicant may request a project period of up to five years. A new applicant may request a budget for direct costs of up to $2.1 million dollars for the first year. Applicants submitting competing continuation grants may request up to a 20 percent escalation above their last year’s direct costs. Budgets for each subsequent year may not exceed an escalation of three percent on recurring direct costs.

MU Deadline: 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 10, 2006
Sponsor Deadline:

Non-required letters of intent are due by January 21, 2007. The application deadline is March 21, 2007.

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This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in life and physical science disciplines. Please forward it to faculty members who may qualify.

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