Open Call – Health Effect Institute – Rosenblith New Investigator Awards

Mar 9, 2021 | Awards & Funding, Research

To: All Divisional Faculty and Researchers
From: Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Subject: Funding Opportunity

The Office of Foundations Relations is pleased to share this open call for funding from the Health Effects Institute.  Please follow the links below for more information.

UCSC Contact:
Funder: Health Effects Institute
Opportunity: Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award
Preliminary Application Deadline:  March 24, 2021



HEI’s research program has addressed a broad range of questions about the health effects of air pollutants derived from motor vehicle. Research projects are often interdisciplinary in nature and span a range of scientific fields, including atmospheric science, epidemiology, and toxicology. Applicants should be aware of HEI’s current areas of interest:

      1. Multipollutant Science;
      2. Accountability and Transparency;
      3. Emerging Technologies and Fuels;
      4. Global Health Science.

Refer to HEI’s website for information on studies that were funded in recent years (see under “Research Reports” as well as

For information on past awardees, please see the List of Awardees .

Award Amount & Terms

  • Maximum of $500,000 for three years
  • Investigator will devote at least 25% of his or her time on the proposed research


  • Scientists of any nationality holding a PhD, ScD, MD, DVM, or DrPH degree or equivalent are eligible to apply
  • At the time of application, the candidate should have two to seven years of research experience after obtaining the highest degree and must be in an assistant professor or equivalent position at an academic or research institution.
  • Evidence that the candidate’s institution is prepared to make a tangible commitment to helping him/her become established as an independent investigator is required as part of the application.
  • Candidates should possess outstanding research potential. Evidence of this potential, in the form of written letters of support and the candidate’s publication record, is an essential part of the application materials and will be valued equally with the scientific proposal.

Special Requirements

If invited to submit a full proposal, please promptly contact your OSP officer to comply with process requirements and submission schedules.

Full proposal internal deadlines:

For proposal support, or for any questions about institutional requirements, please send requests and questions to the research development team at A proposal development specialist will field your requests.

Call sent: March 8, 2021

The Office of Foundation Relations is a unit of University Relations. The FR team creates and maintains mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with private organizations, matching grant initiatives with educational and research programs and centers. FR supports faculty and staff to identify and approach these and other private foundations and corporations for funding, to assist in strategic positioning of the grant application, and to facilitate funder campus visits.

For a list of recent funding opportunities, please visit the FR website.  FR Calls for Funding

If you have any questions or comments, please contact