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RFA 19-1 Applying Novel Approaches to Improve Long-Term Exposure Assessment of Outdoor Air Pollution for Health Studies

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RFA 19-1

HEI is seeking to fund studies to advance exposure assessment for air pollution and health studies using sensors, mobile monitoring, tracking technologies, and other approaches. The studies should develop and apply novel approaches to improve long-term (months to years) exposure assessment of outdoor air pollutants whose levels vary greatly in space and time. Request for Applications (RFA) 19-1 solicits applications for studies designed to quantitatively evaluate exposure measurement error and to determine the potential impact of using novel approaches to assess exposures to air pollution on health estimates. The approaches of interest include, but are not limited to:

(1) Harnessing novel measurement technologies: air pollution sensors, mobile monitoring, location tracking, and other technologies that are increasingly being used to measure air pollution and human activity at fine spatial and temporal scales;

(2) Exposure assessment modeling approaches: hybrid models, machine learning, and other statistical techniques.

RFA 19-1 Applying Novel Approaches to Improve Long-Term Exposure Assessment of Outdoor Air Pollution for Health Studies provides funding for up to five studies of 2 or 3 years in duration with a funding cap of $800,000 each.

How to Apply

Preliminary applications should be submitted by email in PDF format to funding@healtheffects.org no later than JUNE 3, 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 early July, 2019.

Full applications for RFA 19-1 (by invitation only) should be submitted to funding@healtheffects.org no later than SEPTEMBER 16, 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 early November, 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: 
June 3, 2019
Full Application Due Date: 
September 16, 2019