Health Effects Institute: Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award

HEI has established the Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award to provide funding for outstanding investigators who are beginning independent research. By providing financial support for investigators at this early point in their careers, HEI hopes to encourage highly qualified individuals to undertake research on the health effects of air pollution.

The candidates may have training and experience in any of the many branches of science relevant to air pollution. Each award will be a maximum of $500,000 for three years in total costs to support a research project. The funds can be used to provide salary support for the investigator and supporting junior personnel as well as operating costs, including supplies and equipment. It is expected that the investigator will devote at least 25% of his or her time on the proposed research. HEI expects to provide one or two awards from this RFA and make additional awards each year.

This award supports creative junior investigators, at the Assistant Professor or equivalent level, with outstanding promise who are interested in the health effects of air pollution. RFA 20-2 provides up to 3 years of funding for a project relevant to HEI’s research interests, as outlined in the HEI Strategic Plan 2020-2025.

All applicants should contact HEI to verify their eligibility before applying by sending a full CV to Dr. Dan Crouse. For eligibility criteria please click hereThe preliminary application is due March 24, 2021.