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

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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
Sep 7, 2019

Scientific/research contacts:

Mary C. Roary, Ph.D.
National Institute of Nursing Research

Symma Finn, PhD
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Peer review contact:
Peer review contact information will appear in the applicant's eRA Commons account approximately 2 weeks after the submission date.

Financial and grants management contact:

Judy Lee Sint
National Institute of Nursing Research

Molly Puente
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences


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 versus urban; on non-traditional environment exposure and health outcomes of children and/or older adults.

There are two funding opportunities under this program:

  1. R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant for the development of new research activities in the early and conceptual stages
  2. R01 Research Project Grant that supports a discrete project to be performed by an investigator in an area representing the investigator's specific interest and competencies

Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
    • Faith-based or community-based organizations
    • Regional organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • U.S. territory or possession
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • Non-domestic entities and non-domestic components of U.S. entities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

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

R01: Project budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available on

Submission dates for all non-AIDS applications may be found on the Standard Due Dates web page. Be aware that there are different standard deadlines for R21 and R01 projects, as well as for new, renewal, resubmission, and revision applications.

Submission dates for all AIDS and AIDS-related applications may be found on the Standard AIDS Due Dates web page.

Note that there are two CFDA numbers assigned to this program based on the area of research.

  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 · Research methods and resources · Schools · Social determinants of health

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