NOAA’s Climate Program Office Conducts Public Webinar on Climate, Environment and Health Funding Opportunity

NOAA’s Climate Program Office Conducts Public Webinar on Climate, Environment and Health Funding Opportunity

On April 4th, 2019 Juli Trtanj, NOAA’s One Health and Integrated Climate Research Lead, and Lisa Vaughan, Program Manager for NOAA’s International Research and Applications Project (IRAP) conducted a public webinar on the Belmont Forum’s Collaborative Research Action on Climate, Environment and Health (CRA/CEH). The webinar was convened in partnership with colleagues from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) Office.

The purpose of the webinar was to provide a brief overview of the Belmont Forum’s mission, membership and structure, and to outline the goals, objectives, application and review process for the recently released international funding competition on climate, environment and health. In addition, each of the four participating USG agencies provided an overview of the resources that they plan to contribute to the Belmont Forum call were described in detail. NOAA is partnering with NSF to provide grant funding through IRAP (depending on the availability of funds); in-kind support through making connections to NOAA research and services experts and grantees; and in-kind technical support from NCEI to help ensure access and appropriate use of data in project proposals.

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