[CDHC] NOAA Oceans & Human Health Initiative - External Grant opportunity

Cheryl Woodley cheryl.woodley at noaa.gov
Fri Aug 10 11:09:28 EDT 2007

Dear CDHC Members,
Some of you may be interested in the grant opportunity being announced 
below, also please distribute to others that may be interested.

The NOAA Oceans and Human Health Initiative (OHHI) is pleased to 
announce its FY 2008 External Grants Program, Request for Proposals. The 
full request for proposals can be found at:
_http://www.eol.ucar.edu/projects/ohhi/_. *Letters of Intent* are 
encouraged *but not required* and are due *August 15, 2007*. Full 
Proposals are due *November 15, 2007*.

The mission of the OHHI is to improve understanding and management of 
the ocean, coasts and Great Lakes to enhance benefits to human health 
and reduce public health risks. This funding opportunity is intended to 
engage the non-federal research community in research across the 
physical, chemical, biological, medical, public health and social 
sciences on priority issues for the OHHI. Specific priority areas for
this funding opportunity are:

1) Develop methods, tools, and technologies to identify, detect, or 
predict ocean-related public health risks from pathogens and chemical 

2) Assess the economic and socio-cultural risk of ocean-related health 
threats from pathogens or chemical pollutants, and the benefits and 
value of health early warning systems or related information;

3) Improve the healthful characteristics and minimize ocean-related 
contamination of seafood through either aquaculture techniques or tools 
to rapidly identify presence or virulence of toxins (e.g., ciguatera,
domoic acid), chemical contaminants (pharmaceuticals and personal care 
products, flame retardants, current-use pesticides, surfactants and 
stain repellants), or pathogens.

Research proposed under this priority area should engage public health 
and natural resource managers and decision-makers in order to optimize 
relevance of the proposed research for the development and delivery
useful products and services. Links to ocean observing systems and their 
enabling regional governance structures or public health surveillance 
systems is strongly encouraged.

Total anticipated funding for all awards is expected to be between 
$1,000,000 and $5,000,000 and is fully subject to the availability of FY 
2008 appropriations for this program. For additional technical
information please contact Paul Sandifer at Paul.Sandifer at noaa.gov and 
for administrative information please contact James Lewis Free at 
James.L.Free at noaa.gov

Please distribute widely to others who may be interested in this topic 

Cheryl Woodley, Ph.D.
Coral Health and Disease Program

Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research
Hollings Marine Laboratory
331 Fort Johnson Rd
Charleston, SC 29412
843.762.8862 Phone
843.762.8737 Fax
cheryl.woodley at noaa.gov

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