From the Health Effects Institute (… a new research funding opportunity has been issued on the health effects of exposure to traffic-related air pollution, noise, and their interactions with socio-economic status…  I received the following email text from HEI…



We are very happy to announce that the RFA is now issued


HEI is seeking to fund health studies to assess adverse health effects of short and/or long term exposure to traffic-related air pollution. The studies should consider spatially correlated factors that may either confound or modify the health effects of traffic-related air pollution, most notably, traffic noise, socioeconomic status, and factors related to the built environment, such as presence of green space. The RFA provides up to 4 years of funding for up to 5 studies with a funding cap of $1,000,000 each.


Interested applicants should submit a Preliminary Application by March 1, 2017. Full applications (by invitation only) should be submitted no later than July 15, 2017.


For more information how to apply, check our website:



Chad R. Bailey, MPH

USEPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality

2000 Traverwood Drive

Office S88

Ann Arbor, MI  48105

Phone:  734-214-4954

Fax:  734-214-4821