Number: 
RFA 19-1
Sponsor: 
Health Effects Institute
Award Ceiling: 
800000
Posted Date: 
April 30, 2019
Due Date: Letter of Intent: 
June 3, 2019
Due Date: Full Proposal: 
September 16, 2019

HEI is seeking to fund studies to advance exposure assessment for air pollution and health studies using sensors, mobile monitoring, tracking technologies, and other approaches. The studies should develop and apply novel approaches to improve long-term (months to years) exposure assessment of outdoor air pollutants whose levels vary greatly in space and time. Request for Applications (RFA) 19-1 solicits applications for studies designed to quantitatively evaluate exposure measurement error and to determine the potential impact of using novel approaches to assess exposures to air pollution on health estimates. The approaches of interest include, but are not limited to:
(1) Harnessing novel measurement technologies: air pollution sensors, mobile monitoring, location tracking, and otherĀ  technologies that are increasingly being used to measure air pollution and human activity at fine spatial and temporalĀ  scales;
(2) Exposure assessment modeling approaches: hybrid models, machine learning, and other statistical techniques.
Provides funding for up to five studies of 2 or 3 years in duration with a funding cap of $800,000 each.