Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01)

12/04/2013, 5:00 PM

All Faculty in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, School of Nursing, College of Engineering and College of Natural Sciences,

The following is a limited submission opportunity from NIH with only ONE application per School or College within the University will be accepted. If you are interested in applying to this program please email me by December 4, 2013.

Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01)


Program Description:

An essential element of the mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is the support and career promotion of the next generation of exceptionally talented and creative new scientists who will further the understanding of the impact of environmental exposures on human health. The NIEHS supports a number of training and fellowship programs for pre and postdoctoral training, and mentored career development awards for faculty in the early stages of their career development.  Along with these training and career development programs, NIEHS initiated a program of research grants for Early Stage Investigators, The Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award that is designed to identify the best new biomedical investigators and facilitate their establishing a vibrant, independent research program in the environmental health sciences. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is a central component of the NIEHS goal of identifying and promoting the success of a cadre of new, productive environmental health science investigators.

The ONES program is designed to identify outstanding scientists at the formative stages of their career and assist them in launching an innovative research program with a defined impact in the environmental health sciences. These R01 research grants are targeted for researchers who are defined by the NIH as Early Stage Investigators (See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/new_investigators/index.htm. The ONES program is designed to be highly competitive, and only a limited number are awarded per year. 

Research programs supported by this announcement seek to promote career advancement of the most highly creative and promising new scientists who intend to make a long-term career commitment to research in the mainstream of the environmental health sciences, and bring innovative, groundbreaking research initiatives and thinking to bear on the problems of how environmental exposures affect human health. 

In addition to the Research Plan components of a basic R01 application, applicants to this R01 FOA are required to:

1) incorporate a statement of career goals in the environmental health sciences;

2) include a discussion of previous research experience and achievements in addition to the research proposal;

3)  include plans for the active participation of an external advisory committee;

4) require demonstration of the commitment by the institution to actively support the research program development of the Principal Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI); and

5) include specific budget elements devoted to equipment, research resources and career enhancement activities. 

Research projects proposed in response to this FOA will be expected to have a defined impact on the environmental health sciences and be responsive to both the mission of the NIH and, specifically, to the mission of the NIEHS and the NIEHS 2012-2017 Strategic plan, Advancing Science, Improving Health: A Plan for Environmental Health Sciences Research.  This plan sets out a set of strategic themes and strategic goals that have been identified as priority areas for the field of environmental health sciences.  These reflect both the mission of the NIEHS, which is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives, and the vision of NIEHS to provide global leadership for innovative research that improves public health by preventing disease and disability.  

Sponsor Deadline:

Letter of Intent – January 28, 2014

Full Proposal – February 28, 2014