Announcement of New Research Funding Opportunity from the EPA’s NCER

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  • by BPC Staff
  • on September 13, 2012

The following is a broadcast announcement listing of a new funding opportunity sponsored in whole or in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Center for Environmental Research (NCER).


Title: Development and Use of Adverse Outcome Pathways that Predict Adverse Developmental Neurotoxicity


Open Date: 09/13/2012  –  Close Date: 12/12/2012

Summary:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research that will identify and/or provide a better understanding of adverse outcome pathways (AOPs) that lead to developmental neurotoxicity (DNT).  Such research should advance the state of knowledge by linking key events along the continuum from exposure to adverse outcomes, including windows of susceptibility, and ultimately resulting in AOP-based data and models for chemical testing that will allow risk assessors to predict DNT.  EPA is particularly interested in funding research projects that focus on endocrine signaling pathways that alter neurodevelopment, but will accept research proposals that address other AOPs.