EESI talk highlights opportunities for National Institute of Health funding


December 2014

This week, researchers learned about potential funding availability from NIH during a pizza lunch at EESI. Lorraine Mulfinger, associate director of the strategic interdisciplinary research office, presented an introduction on the topic and discussed awards that could be available to EESI and EMS researchers. There are 402 awards totaling $152 million actively funded by NIH at Penn State. A copy of Lorraine's presentation and other helpful documents can be accessed here:

Documents included in the box show active NIH climate projects, suggested research activities for Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program Center grants, proposal success rates and other helpful links. In addition, the following website contains a priority list of substances that will be the subject of toxicological profiles, which was discussed during the lunch:

Those who are interested can also register in a workshop on the NIH grant writing and review process. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15 at the Bennett Pierce Living Center at 110 Henderson Building. Attendees will learn what NIH agencies are looking for when reviewing grant proposals, how to develop competitive research plans and how to increase their chances for funding. Registration can be completed here: