University of Southern California


RFA-ES-18-003: Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHSCC) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)

Slots:                                                     1                             

Internal Deadline:                           Contact the Office of Research if interested.

LOI:                                                        March 17, 2018                

External Deadline:                          April 17, 2018

Award Information:                        Type:  Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 3-4

Anticipated Amount: Application budgets are limited to $0.7M, $1.0M or $1.3M Direct Costs per year as determined by direct costs of NIH research grants that are relevant to the environmental health sciences and for which an EHS CC member is designated as the PD/PI.

Submission Process:                     PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:


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Who May Serve as PI:                    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.


The overall goals for the EHS CC Program are to enhance the capabilities of existing programs in environmental health sciences, assist with building programmatic and scientific capacity, lead in the development of novel research directions, recruit and groom future leaders in the field, and pioneer efforts in community engagement. The EHS CC grant provides facilities and resources to accelerate research along the spectrum from basic mechanistic and toxicological science to population and public health and dissemination. It should create a structure and flexibility that allow center members with different expertise to come together to answer complex and/or emerging questions and capitalize on the latest scientific trends leading to improved strategies towards preventing environmentally-induced disorders. While the EHS CC grant provides support for core resources and facilities, it does not provide direct funding for research projects, although limited funds are provided for pilot projects.


NIEHS considers community engagement and multi-directional communication as essential activities to advance the goals and relevance of an EHS CC. Therefore, the structure of the Center should facilitate multi-directional interaction with communities and EHS CC members through the required Community Engagement Core.  In addition, EHS Cores are expected to attract established and promising investigators into environmental health research and provide opportunities for career enhancement.

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.