RFAs E20-1 and E20-2: Community Exposures Associated with Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Development

Status
Active
RFA Number:
E20-1
E20-2

HEI-Energy is seeking to fund research to improve our characterization of potential human exposures originating directly from the onshore development of oil and natural gas from unconventional resources across oil- and natural gas-producing regions in the United States (UOGD). This solicitation includes two Requests for Applications (RFAs) for research.

HEI-Energy RFAs E20-1 and E20-2

For RFA E20-1, HEI-Energy seeks to fund studies that apply a combination of approaches to quantify the spatial and temporal variability in community exposures to UOGD-generated chemical concentrations in outdoor air and to noise. HEI-Energy would anticipate funding two to four studies of 3 years’ duration, each conducted in one or more regions, with a maximum award per study of $2,500,000.

For RFA E20-2, HEI-Energy seeks to fund studies that quantify the temporal and spatial variability in community exposures to UOGD-generated chemical concentrations in groundwater or surface water. HEI-Energy would anticipate funding (1) two to six studies involving analysis of existing data limited to 1.5 years’ duration, with a maximum award per study of $250,000, and (2) one to two studies involving new empirical research and data collection that augments, rather than repeats, previous work. Limited to 1 to 2 years’ duration, with a maximum award of $1,000,000.

Applicant Webinar to Learn More

On August 20, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:30pm EDT, HEI-Energy hosted a webinar for applicants to summarize the goals of these RFAs and to answer applicant questions.

Agenda

12:00 PM EDT Opening remarks

Donna Vorhees, Vice President and CEO, HEI-Energy

 

12:05 PM EDT Welcome and Introduction to HEI-Energy

Robert O’Keefe, President, HEI-Energy

 

12:10 PM EDT  Overview of the RFAs and Expectations for Research Proposals

Donna Vorhees, Vice President and CEO, HEI-Energy

 

12:30 PM EDT Question and Answer Session

 

1:30 PM EDT Webinar ends

How to Apply

Submit preliminary applications for RFA E20-1 and E20-2 by email in PDF format to energyfunding@healtheffects.org no later than September 24, 2020 (CLOSED). Once the application has been submitted, please send a second email to energyfunding@healtheffects.org without any attachments to notify HEI-Energy that your application has been submitted. HEI-Energy will acknowledge receipt of the application. Applicants will be informed whether or not to submit a full application by early November 2020.

By invitation only, submit full applications for RFA E20-1 and E20-2 by email in PDF format to energyfunding@healtheffects.org  no later than February 1, 2021. Applications should not exceed a file size of 20 MB. Once the application has been submitted, please send a second email to energyfunding@healtheffects.org without any attachments to notify HEI-Energy that your application has been submitted. HEI will acknowledge receipt of the application. Applicants will be notified of the funding decision in May 2021. Please consult the forms, instructions, and policies (below) for details about HEI-Energy research and applying for funding.

 
Forms & Other Information

Please also consult HEI-Energy Policies and Guidelines and the HEI-Energy RFA E20 Factsheet

 

Preliminary Application Forms

Due date: September 24, 2020 (CLOSED)

Investigators should complete and submit in a single PDF file with appropriate bookmarks:

  1. The Preliminary Application Form
  2. Brief biosketches (maximum 2 pages per person) of the principal investigator and key co-investigator(s). Applicants can use HEI-Energy form F-11 or another format, as long as each biosketch is no longer than 2 pages.  

Applications that are incomplete or do not confirm to specific requirements will be rejected.

 

Full Application Forms (by invitation only)

Due date: February 1, 2021

Investigators should complete and submit in a single PDF file with appropriate bookmarks:

  1. The Full Application Forms F-1 to F-15 for RFA E20-1 and RFA E20-2, except forms F12, F13, and/or F14 if they are not applicable to your application. (Form F16 is optional)
  2. Completed application checklist

Instructions for completing the application are found above.

Applications that are incomplete or do not confirm to specific requirements will be rejected.

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