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New Joint DOE/NASA Low Dose Radiation Research Solicitation
Published: April 03, 2006
Posted: April 04, 2006

The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Human Research Program (HRP), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), have announced their interest in receiving grant applications for new research to develop a better scientific basis for understanding exposures and risks to humans from low doses or low fluences of ionizing radiation. The new solicitation focuses on elucidating molecular mechanisms and pathways involved in normal radiobiological responses to low dose exposure. New research is especially encouraged that focuses on molecular/cellular responses of cells within tissue- and higher levels of biological organization. To date, over 110 pre-applications have been received, and formal applications are due by April 26, for timely review and possible funding in FY2007.

Contact: Noelle F. Metting, SC-23.1, (301) 903-8309
Topic Areas:

  • Legacy: Low Dose Radiation, Radiobiology

Division: SC-23.2 Biological Systems Science Division, BER
      (formerly SC-23.1 Life Sciences Division, OBER)


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