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Biological Response to Environmental Health Hazards

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services > Biological Response to Environmental Health Hazards


Program Description:

The National Institute of Environment Health Sciences (NIEHS) funds grants to the extramural community with the goal of improving the understanding of how chemical and physical agents cause pathological changes in molecules, cells, tissues, and organs, and how, in response, these changes lead to disease and dysfunction. NIEHS also supports studies of the mechanisms of toxicity of such ubiquitous agents as metals, natural and synthetic chemicals, pesticides, and materials such as asbestos and silica. Specific attention is paid to the effects of these agents on various human organ systems, metabolism, the endocrine and immune systems, and other biological functions.


General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a US national, citizen or permanent resident who is a current or prospective student pursuing a doctoral degree or research fellowship.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.


Program Contact Information:

For more information please visit:


Managing Agency:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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