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Environmental Exposures and Health: Exploration of Non-Traditional Settings (R01 and R21)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.113
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Oct 5, 2018

Scientific/research, peer review, and financial/grants management contacts are listed in the application instructions.


This program provides grants for interdisciplinary research aimed at promoting health, preventing and limiting symptoms and disease, and reducing health disparities across the lifespan for those living or spending time in non-traditional settings.

For purposes of this funding opportunity, non-traditional settings include, but are not limited to:
  • Community centers
  • Preschool and non-traditional school environments
  • Child and older adult foster care facilities
  • Older adult day care facilities
  • Half-way homes
  • Assisted living and long-term care facilities

The settings listed above may result in exposure to environmental pollutants and toxins that result in health risks, symptoms, and other health conditions/diseases; including lower respiratory disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, and complex environmental exposures that may be exacerbated by non-chemical stressors encountered in community settings, physiological function of organs and systems of the fetus/child/adolescence, and lower respiratory disease.

A list of topics of interest is provided in the application instructions. One topic of interest is to examine the effects of known determinants of health; such as demographic, socioeconomic, geographic, and rural verses urban; on non-traditional environment exposure and health outcomes of children and/or older adults.

R01 funding supports discrete, specified, circumscribed research projects.

R21 funding encourages new, exploratory, and developmental research projects by providing support for the early stages of project development.


Eligible applicants include

  • State, county, city, township, or special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and private institutions of higher education
  • Federally or state recognized tribal governments
  • Public and Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal organizations
  • Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status
  • For-profit organizations and small businesses
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

R01 application budgets are not limited, but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

For R21 projects, the combined budget for direct costs for the 2 year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

Application process

Standard deadlines apply for R01 new, resubmission, and revision applications and R21 new applications, as well as standard deadlines for AIDS applications.

R01 projects:

R21 projects:

Note that there are two CFDA numbers assigned to this program.

  1. 93.113 - Environmental health
  2. 93.361 - Nursing research
Tagged as
Cardiovascular disease · Child welfare · Children and youth · Chronic respiratory conditions · Elderly population · Environmental health · Long-term care · People with disabilities · Schools · Social determinants of health

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