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17-2 Health Effects of Air Pollution

RFA 17-2

Request for Applications 17-2, Health Effects of Air Pollution, provides a mechanism for investigators whose area of interest falls outside of current RFAs, but is compatible with the HEI research program and mission, to apply for HEI funds. HEI is interested in receiving applications for research on novel and important aspects of the health effects of air pollutants, particularly those derived from motor vehicle emissions. 

Request for Applications 17-2: Health Effects of Air Pollution provides up to 2.5 years of funding for up to 2 studies with a funding cap of $400,000 each (total budget).

How to Apply

All applications should be submitted to with a copy to Ms. Sharman Andersen ( The submission and review of applications for RFA 17-1 will entail a two-stage process:

• Interested applicants should submit a Preliminary Application by June 30, 2017. The HEI Research Committee will review the Preliminary Applications and invites selected candidates to submit a Full Application. Applicants will be informed whether or not to submit a full application within six weeks of the application deadline.

Full applications (by invitation only) should be submitted no later than January 10, 2018 (EXTENDED DEADLINE). Full applications will be reviewed by an expert review panel and the Research Committee. Applicants will be notified of the funding decision in March, 2018.

Please scroll down for application forms and instructions. The RFA text (see link above) includes information on how and where to submit the application.

Forms & Other Information

Investigators invited to submit a full application should use forms F‐1 to F‐12 and consult the Instructions for Completing the Application. Please note that the required font size is 11 point with 1-inch margins, single spaced. The application forms should be turned into a PDF with appropriate bookmarks before submitting. Form F-12 is optional and should be submitted as a separate PDF. Please check our website for updates.

Instructions and Forms

Preliminary Application Due Date: 
June 30, 2017
Full Application Due Date: 
January 10, 2018