University of Southern California


Limited Submission

NIH – NIEHS Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42) RFA-ES-12-003


NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) recently announced a continuation of the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program, also referred to as Superfund Research Program (SRP) Centers.  SRP Center grants will support problem-based, solution-oriented research Centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and non-biomedical disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative, community engagement, research translation, research support, and training functions.

Applicants are expected to design a research Center that integrates environmental health sciences with related environmental sciences and engineering disciplines (geochemical, ecological sciences).  The goal of the NIEHS SRP Center is to improve public health by supporting integrative, multidisciplinary research incorporating the following:


Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

Program Information

Institutional Limit

Limit of 1 proposal per organization.


Internal: Internal deadline has passed.  Contact the Office of Research if interested.
Sponsor deadline: LOI (not required) 3/11/2012; Full Proposal 4/10/2012

Nomination Process

Interested faculty should contact their school’s dean of research who coordinates the first step in the internal selection process.  Faculty are typically asked to submit, at a minimum, a CV or biosketch, as well as a single-page proposal summary to their research dean.  Individual schools’ deadlines are in advance of the internal deadline posted above.  Check with your school prior to our internal deadline for details concerning the nomination process.