HEI-Energy will publish its first Research Solicitation in 2019, with the goal of research getting underway by 2020. HEI-Energy anticipates requesting population-level exposure research conducted in multiple oil and gas-producing regions of the United States by a highly qualified interdisciplinary team of scientists. Engagement with affected communities in study areas will be a critical element of all research.
Apply for funding through an upcoming Research Solicitation (coming soon).
Source of HEI-Energy's funding: For information about our sponsors, check out the Sponsors page.
HEI-Energy has held several workshops to discuss the latest research directions and is currently developing a Research Solicitation to be issued later in 2019. The knowledge gaps in the literature on potential chemical or non-chemical agents origination from UOGD, a subset of which the Research Solicitation will address, can be found in the upcoming HEI-Energy review of the exposure-related literature.
Researchers can apply for funding once the Research Solicitation has been issued. HEI-Energy may issue further requests to address additional questions.
Research funded by HEI-Energy is on a contractual basis and projects are renewed annually. The Energy Research Committee provides intensive oversight through the evaluation of progress reports and site visits. Any change in the direction of a project requires input and sign-off by the Committee. After study completion, the researcher(s) provide a detailed account of their multi-year project in a final report that is sent out for peer review and thoroughly evaluated by the Energy Review Committee. That independent Committee develops a Commentary to highlight strengths and weaknesses of the project and put it in regulatory perspective; the Commentary is published together with the Investigators' Report.
Researchers interested in applying to HEI-Energy should familiarize themselves with its research and review processes and contractual obligations as they are more involved than a typical NIH grant. Also, read more about its Conflict of Interest Policies.