Superfund Basic Research and Training Program

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Superfund Basic Research and Training Program: The mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is to promote research that will ultimately reduce the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental causes. Complementary to this mission are the goals of the national Superfund Program, established by Congress in 1980 to: identify uncontrolled hazardous wastes; characterize the impacts of hazardous waste sites and emergency releases on the surrounding environment (i.e., communities, ecological systems, and ambient air, soil, water); and, institute control or remediation approaches to minimize risk from exposure to these contaminants. With the 1980 passage of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), better known as Superfund, it soon became clear that the strategies for the cleanup of Superfund sites, and the technologies available to implement these cleanups, were inadequate to address the magnitude and complexity of the problem. In 1986, the NIEHS Hazardous Substances Basic Research and Training Program [the Superfund Basic Research Program (SBRP)] was created under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA). Congress, under SARA, authorized NIEHS to develop a university-based program of basic research and training grants to address the wide array of scientific uncertainties facing the national Superfund Program. The assignment of the SBRP to the NIEHS underscored an emphasis on human health effects, evaluation and prevention. However, the Program was mandated to support research that moved beyond the biomedical arena. Inclusion of non-traditional NIH research such as the modeling of fate and transport processes and the development of remediation technologies for environmental contaminants became part of a new paradigm for environmental health research. This paradigm supports the philosophy that the long-term improvement of public health will require the integration of biomedical, geological and engineering sciences to develop and apply a full range of primary prevention strategies. Therefore, the SBRP, supports coordinated multi-project, multidisciplinary university-based programs that link biomedical research with related engineering, hydrogeologic and ecologic research. The scientific parameters under which the SBRP operates were included in the SARA legislation, which mandates that the research funded by this Program should include 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. Accordingly, NIEHS is proposing the continuation of the SBRP to address these mandates. Grants made under the SBRP will be for coordinated, multi-project, multi- and interdisciplinary programs. The objective remains to establish and maintain a unique Program that links and integrates biomedical research with related engineering, hydrogeologic, and ecologic components. In addition, the SBRP is committed to the concept that the Program is more than just a basic research program, and that to truly be effective it must foster the training of graduate and post doctoral students and be proactive in translating the scientific accomplishments emanating from the Program to its stakeholders -- whether to the public through community outreach, to industry via technology transfer, or to government through partnerships. Therefore, NIEHS has included training, community outreach and the translation of research to appropriate audiences as components of this solicitation. [NOTE: Within this document the use of the word "Program" with an uppercase "P" is used to denote the SBRP, whereas "program" with a lower case "p" denotes the research program of the individual applicant.]
Federal Grant Title: Superfund Basic Research and Training Program
Federal Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Grant Categories: Health Environment Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-ES-04-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.11393.115
CFDA Descriptions: Biological Response to Environmental Health Hazards 93.115 Biometry and Risk Estimation_Health Risks from Environmental Exposures
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Apr 21, 2004
Posted Date: Sep 23, 2003
Creation Date: May 21, 2004
Archive Date: May 21, 2004
Total Program Funding:
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Cost Sharing or Matching: 93.143 -- NIEHS Superfund Hazardous Substances_Basic Research and Education
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments County governments City or township governments Special district governments Independent school districts Public and State controlled institutions of higher education Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Private institutions of higher education For profit organizations other than small businesses Small businesses
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