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

PA-16-263
Environmental Exposures and Health: Exploration of Non-Traditional Settings (R01)
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health

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Purpose

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) focuses across the lifespan and for those living and spending time in non-traditional settings where exposure to environmental pollutants and toxins may occur. It supports NINR’s mission and research priorities to enhance health promotion and disease prevention; improve quality of life by managing symptoms of acute and chronic illness; and enhancing innovation in order to promote health equity and eliminate health disparities.  Nurses, the largest segment of the nation’s health care workforce, are well positioned to lead change and the transformation of health care and advance the health of individuals and communities.  It is well recognized that nurse scientists lead the way in patient-centered point-of-care, biobehavioral research with a primary focus on health promotion, symptom management, quality of care and quality of life.  NINR recognizes the importance of the interplay of behavioral, biological, and environmental determinants in the assessment of health and wellness.  Throughout its history, NINR has supported research on new and better ways to manage symptoms of acute and chronic illness, including those associated with environmental exposures.  Central to NINR’s mission is the importance of symptom-focused research in order to provide a better understanding of symptoms as well as symptom clusters that will improve clinical management of illness and that leads to more productive lives.  For this FOA, the goal of NINR’s focus on symptom management and other branches (i.e. wellness and self-management) is to support research that improves the understanding of symptoms and develops new strategies for symptom management that will improve quality of life in the presence of environmental exposures, in non-traditional settings, which may result in acute and chronic illness among children and older adults.

An understudied area that would benefit from interdisciplinary collaborative research (e.g., nurse researchers, environmental/occupational health scientists, community partners, economists, physicians, and toxicologists) is children and older adults living in non-traditional settings where environmental exposures result in health risks, symptoms, and other health conditions/diseases including lower respiratory diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, and cardiovascular diseases.  By partnering and collaborating with researchers and community partners with similar interests in environmental exposures that result in negative health outcomes across the lifespan, nurse researchers are well positioned to lead research and play a pivotal role in expediting environmental health within nursing science.  This FOA encourages applications from institutions/organizations to fill this need.  For purposes of this FOA, non-traditional settings, for these populations, include places such as community centers; pre-school and non-traditional school environments (e.g., churches, daycare, home-based schools, dormitories, alternative schools, and playgrounds); child and older adult foster care facilities; older adult day care facilities; half-way homes; assisted living and long-term care facilities.  NINR and NIEHS are also interested in studies that examine different approaches to reduce and/or eliminate environmental risks (i.e., limited exposure time) and prevent symptoms across the lifespan for those living or spending large amounts of time in non-traditional settings.  Therefore this FOA also encourages research that investigates effective environmental health interventions that reduce or eliminate symptoms associated with environmental exposures in non-traditional settings.

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: PA-16-263
Funding Opportunity Title: Environmental Exposures and Health: Exploration of Non-Traditional Settings (R01)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Environment
Health
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
CFDA Number(s): 93.113 — Environmental Health
93.361 — Nursing Research
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Posted Date: May 19, 2016
Last Updated Date: May 19, 2016
Original Closing Date for Applications: Sep 07, 2019  
Current Closing Date for Applications: Sep 07, 2019  
Archive Date: Oct 08, 2019
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:
State governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Special district governments
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
For profit organizations other than small businesses
County governments
Small businesses
Independent school districts
City or township governments
Additional Information on Eligibility: Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession.

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage 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 (i.e. playgrounds and nursing homes). These settings 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. Risk identification and symptom management include prevention and behavior changes and actions to maintain health and prevent disease with an emphasis on the individual, family, and community which will advance nursing science. For purposes of this FOA, non-traditional settings include, but are not limited to, places such as community centers; pre-school and non-traditional school environments (e.g., churches, daycare, home-based schools, dormitories, alternative schools, and playgrounds); child and older adult foster care facilities; older adult day care facilities; half-way homes; and assisted living and long-term care facilities.
Link to Additional Information: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-263.html
Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

NIH OER Webmaster FBOWebmaster@OD.NIH.GOV
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