Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives

New Program to Identify Outstanding New Investigators

Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives

New Program to Identify Outstanding New Investigators

Article excerpt

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has launched an innovative new program of R01 research grants specifically designed for new investigators to support their research and to enhance their career progression: the Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award. Through this program, the NIEHS hopes to identify talented scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their career, who have not yet been awarded their first R01 grant support, and who intend to make a longterm career commitment to research related to the mission of the NIEHS.

These awards will offer several unique features to make them attractive to new investigators:

* Funds earmarked for program ($3.6 million)

* Review by a Special Emphasis Panel with scientific expertise targeted to the mission of the NIEHS and to the applicant pool

* A unique budget structure that will allow applicants to request up to $250,000 base funds in all 5 years, plus an additional $150,000 per year in years 1-2 and $25,000 in years 3-5 for equipment or other resource development and/or career enhancement activities.

The ONES award is designed to be highly competitive. …

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