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EPA Advisory Board Accepting Nominations

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) is accepting nominations for new members. The BOSC advises the EPA’s Office of Research and Development on technical and management issues related to its research programs: Air, Climate, and Energy; Chemical Safety for Sustainability; Human Health Risk Assessment; Homeland Security; Safe and Sustainable Water Resources; and Sustainable and Healthy Communities. EPA is seeking nominees with expertise in the following fields (among others): climate/global change, public health, exposure science, risk assessment, sustainability, science policy, program evaluation, social science, behavioral science, and decision science. Nominations are due by June 30, 2017. More information is available in the Federal Register notice.

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Posted in Issue 11 (May 30), Update, Volume 36 (2017)

EPA Seeks Research on “Behavioral Drivers” of Significant Carbon Reduction

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program is soliciting applications for research projects on “Anticipating the Environmental Impacts and Behavioral Drivers of Deep Decarbonization.” The term “Deep Decarbonization” refers to the changes necessary to significantly reduce carbon emissions and meet climate policy goals. EPA is interested in proposals that address at least one of the following questions:

  1. “How might the deep decarbonization of the U.S. economy by 2050 change the geographic, socioeconomic, and demographic distribution of public health and ecosystem risks associated with energy production and consumption?”
  2. “What factors drive decisions at the individual, firm, and community levels regarding how much and what types of energy are used in different technological and socioeconomic contexts? How can these insights be applied to the design of efficient markets and effective policies supporting clean technology and efficiency measures?”
  3. “What predictive tools are needed to anticipate the risks and responses to deep decarbonization?”

The agency is accepting applications through a general funding announcement (EPA-G2017-STAR-B1), as well as one aimed at early-career investigators (EPA-G2017-STAR-B2). Proposals are due by February 10, 2017. More information and detailed instructions on applying is available on the EPA website.

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Posted in Issue 22 (November 15), Update, Volume 35 (2016)

Funding Opportunity Announcements

NIH opportunities:

  • NIH/CDC: Additional Awardees Eligible for PA-16-288 “Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)” (NOT-OD-17-012)
  • NIH: Additional Awardees Eligible for PA-16-289 “Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp)” (NOT-OD-17-013)
  • NIH: Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R01) (PA-17-043), (R21) (PA-17-044) [NCI, NIAAA, NIDCR, NIDA, NIEHS]
  • NIH: Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R01) (PA-17-041), (R21) (PA-17-042) [NCI, NIAAA, NIDCR, NIDA, NIEHS]
  • NIH: NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00) (RFA-NS-17-009) [NINDS, NCCIH, NEI, NIA, NIAAA, NIBIB, NICHD, NIDA, NIDCR, NIEHS, NIMH, NINR, OBSSR]
  • NIA: NIA Research Centers Coordinating Network (U24) (RFA-AG-18-001)
  • NIA: Research Career Enhancement Award to Advance Therapy Development for Alzheimer’s (K18) (PAR-17-052)
  • NIGMS: Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25) ((PAR-17-051)
  • NIGMS: Research Education: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program (R25) (PAR-17-040)

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Posted in Issue 22 (November 15), Update, Volume 35 (2016)

EPA Seeks Scientific Advisory Committee Members

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting nominations for candidates to serve on two scientific advisory bodies: the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB). More information on the jurisdiction of the committees and how to submit nominations is available in the Federal Register notice. Nominations are due on May 6, 2016.

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Posted in Issue 8 (April 19), Update, Volume 35 (2016)

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