Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

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573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the Short-term Career Development Award in the Environmental Health Sciences for Established Investigators (K18). The purpose of these short-term career development awards is to allow established, well-funded clinician investigators to expand research programs to answer questions relevant to the environmental health sciences, and to provide established environmental health sciences research investigators the tools to expand their efforts to translational research.

Research projects proposed in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will be expected to have a defined impact on the environmental health sciences and be responsive to the mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), which is distinguished from that of other institutes by its focus on research programs seeking to link the effects of environmental exposures to the cause, mechanisms, moderation, or prevention of a human disease or disorder or relevant pathophysiologic process. For purposes of this announcement, all applications must focus on a specific human disease, dysfunction, pathophysiologic condition, or relevant human biologic process and propose to study a specific environmentally relevant toxicant.

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 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2009. Letters of intent should include a 2-page biographical sketch of the candidate and a 2-page project summary, including 1) the candidate’s objectives and long-term career plans and their relationship to environmental health sciences, 2) a summary of the career enhancement plan including a timeline, 3) a brief description of the proposed research project, and 4) the accomplishments of the mentor in relation to environmental health sciences research.


Variable. Total project period of 3 – 12 months.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2009

Sponsor Deadlines:

October 12, 2009

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at