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17-1 Assessing Adverse Health Effects of Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution, Noise, and Their Interactions With Socio-Economic Status

RFA 17-1

HEI is seeking to fund health studies to assess adverse health effects of short and/or long term exposure to traffic-related air pollution. The studies should consider spatially correlated factors that may either confound or modify the health effects of traffic-related air pollution, most notably, traffic noise, socioeconomic status, and factors related to the built environment, such as presence of green space. 

Request for Applications 17-1: Assessing Adverse Health Effects of Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution, Noise (etc) provides up to 4 years of funding for up to 5 studies with a funding cap of $1,000,000 each.

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 March 1, 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 July 15, 2017. Full applications will be reviewed by an expert review panel and the Research Committee. Applicants will be notified of the funding decision by November, 2017.

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: 
March 1, 2017
Full Application Due Date: 
July 15, 2017