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RFA 18-1 Assessing Improved Air Quality and Health From National, Regional, and Local Air Quality Actions

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RFA 18-1

HEI is seeking to fund studies to assess the health effects of air quality actions, also known as accountability research. Accountability research refers to empirical studies assessing the effects of regulatory actions, other interventions, or “natural” experiments on air pollution and health (sometimes also referred to as intervention studies). Request for Applications (RFA) 18-1 solicits applications for studies designed to assess the health effects of actions to improve air quality and to develop methods required for, and specifically suited to, conducting such research. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

(1)     Long-term complex regulatory programs: studies that evaluate regulatory and other actions at the national or regional level implemented over multiple years;

(2)     Interventions at the local level: studies that evaluate actions targeted at improving air quality in urban areas, with well-documented air quality problems and programs to address them, including but not limited to low emission zones, congestion charging, and so-called diesel bans;

(3)     Ports and global transport: studies that evaluate regulatory and other actions to improve air quality around major ports (both marine and air) and transportation hubs and corridors;

(4)     Methods development and dissemination: studies that develop, apply and disseminate statistical and other methodology for conducting such research.


RFA 18-1 Assessing Improved Air Quality and Health From National, Regional, and Local Air Quality Actions provides funding for up to four larger 3- to 4-year studies with a funding cap of $1,200,000 each and one or two smaller, 2- to 3-year methods development studies with a funding cap of $700,000 each.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted by email in PDF format to funding@healtheffects.org no later than FEBRUARY 15, 2019 with a copy to Ms. Lissa McBurney. HEI will acknowledge receipt of the application. Applicants will be informed whether or not to submit a full application by late March, 2019.

Full applications for RFA 18-1 (by invitation only) should be submitted to funding@healtheffects.org no later than MAY 20, 2019. Applications should be in PDF format with a maximum file size of 20 MB. HEI will acknowledge receipt of the application. Applicants will be notified of the funding decision by mid July, 2019. Please consult the instructions (below) for details.

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  

Investigator Commitments 

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Preliminary Application Due Date: 
February 15, 2019
Full Application Due Date: 
May 20, 2019