The Health Effects Institute is a nonprofit corporation chartered in 1980 as an independent research organization to provide high-quality, impartial, and relevant science on the health effects of air pollution.
As part of its mission, HEI 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 an early point in their careers, the institute hopes to encourage highly qualified individuals to undertake research on the health effects of air pollution.
Each award will be up to $150,000 per year, with a maximum of $450,000 over 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.
Scientists of any nationality residing in the United States or elsewhere and holding a Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M., or Dr.P.H. degree or equivalent are eligible to apply. At the time of application, the candidate should have two to seven years of research experience after having obtained his/her highest degree and must be in an assistant professor or equivalent position at an academic or research institution.
Preliminary applications must be received no later than February 15, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by May 15, 2017.
For complete program information, a list of previous award recipients, and application procedures, see the HEI website.