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Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (USA)

The Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) is focused to support outstanding early career scientists at the formative stages of their careers and help them in launching an innovative research program with a defined impact in the environmental health sciences. Priority is given to research projects that aim to have a defined impact on the environmental health sciences and be responsive to both the mission of the NIH and, specifically, to the mission of the NIEHS.

Applicants must be based in US institutions and must have faculty appointments that are tenure track or equivalent, generally at the level of Assistant Professor, Research Assistant Professor, and have demonstrated outstanding abilities in basic, clinical, quantitative, or population-based research. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The budget for direct costs is composed of two elements – research direct costs and career enhancement costs. The budget for research direct costs is limited to 250,000 USD/year. Career enhancement direct costs are limited to 250,000 USD that will be distributed over the 5-year award period. The project period is up to 5 years.

The letter of intent (LOI) is due on January 24, 2023 (30 days prior to the full application deadline). The submission of the full application is due on February 24, 2023.

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