Posted: November 3, 2006

New U.S. research grants available for nanotoxicity research

(Nanowerk News) The U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has announced a funding opportunity for a nanotoxicity research grant titled "Manufactured Nanomaterials: Physico-chemical Principles of Biocompatibility and Toxicity (R01)" with the following key dates:
  • Letters of Intent Receipt Date: December 13, 2006
  • Application Receipt Date: January 12, 2007
  • Peer Review Date: April-May, 2007
  • Council Review Date: September, 2007
  • Earliest Anticipated Start Date: September, 2007
Participating organizations are the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to support research that will identify the physico-chemical properties of manufactured nanoscale materials that support biocompatibility and thus protect public health. This knowledge will be directly applicable to responsible development of manufactured nanoscale materials for industry and consumer products as well as medical devices and therapeutics.
Source: NIOSH (tip of hat to Meridian Institute)