The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOS/CSCOR is soliciting proposals for the Oceans and Human Health Initiative External Grants Program. This funding opportunity is offered as part of NOAA?s new Oceans and Human Health Initiative (OHHI), recently established by the Oceans and Human Health Act passed by Congress December 8, 2004.
The OHHI is a competitive suite of programs designed to enhance understanding of the connections between the oceans and human health, with the goal of providing useful research and predictive information to NOAA, public health officials, and natural resource managers. For the purposes of this announcement, ?oceans? are defined as inclusive of the Great Lakes, estuaries and the ocean. The OHHI is designed to enhance NOAA?s capability in oceans and human health through partnerships with academia, the private sector, and other Federal, State, and local agencies. Toward that end, this funding opportunity is intended to engage the non-federal research community in research across the physical, chemical, biological, medical, public health and social sciences on priority issues for the OHHI. A non-federal partner shall lead the proposal. Participation of federal scientist(s)on the team is allowed but no federal expenses will be covered. Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with the NOAA Oceans and Human Health Centers of Excellence (http://www.ogp.noaa.gov/mpe/ohi/index.htm), the National Science Foundation/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Centers of Excellence in Oceans and Human Health, NOAA scientists and other federal and non-federal researchers working on OHHI or related issues as described in this announcement. Applicants will be required to provide a plan for management and submission of data to NOAA from any supported research, to participate in an annual OHHI research meeting, and to provide information for the development of an annual OHHI report required by Congress.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research_Coastal Ocean Program
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Grants Management Division