RFQs E23-1 and E23-2: Community Exposures Associated with Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Development

Status
Active
RFQ
Number:
E23-1 & E23-2

For RFQ E23-1 , HEI Energy seeks to fund studies to assess trends in air quality and community exposures associated with unconventional oil and gas development (UOGD) in one or more U.S. regions. Between $1-2M will be available for this RFQ to fund up to three studies (maximum study budget $1M). Studies are estimated to begin in January 2024 and be completed within one year (i.e., by January 2025).

For RFQ E23-2 , HEI Energy seeks to fund regional groundwater quality modeling to help understand how documented spills associated with unconventional oil and gas development (UOGD) might affect groundwater used as a source of drinking water in the Marcellus region. Between $250,000-$500,000 will be available for this RFQ to fund up to two studies (maximum study budget $250,000). Studies are estimated to begin in January 2024 and be completed within one year (i.e., by January 2025).


APPLICANT WEBINAR: LEARN MORE

On October 11, 2023, from 3:00 to 4:15pm EDT, HEI Energy hosted a webinar to summarize the RFQs and the application process and answered applicant questions.

Webinar Agenda:

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Overview of the RFQs and Expectations for Research Proposals
  • Question and Answer Session

How to Apply

The application should be submitted in electronic form by email in PDF format by November 14, 2023, to Janet McGovern at jmcgovern@healtheffects.org. Applications should not exceed a file size of 20 MB. Once the application has been submitted, please send a second email to jmcgovern@healtheffects.org without any attachments to notify HEI Energy that your application has been submitted. HEI Energy will acknowledge receipt of the application.

The required application forms are compiled here. No specific form is required for the Statement of Qualifications. For questions about the RFQ please contact Dr. Donna Vorhees (dvorhees@healtheffects.org).

For details about HEI Energy research and applying for funding, please consult the HEI Energy Policies and Guidelines page, and documents on the HEI Energy Research and Review Process and Investigator Commitments.

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

The HEI Research Committee will review the applications based on the quality of the narrative; relevance to the objectives of the RFQ; experience, competence, and diversity of the research team; adequacy of facilities, including access to relevant data sets; and reasonableness of the proposed costs. A response to all applicants is anticipated by December 22, 2023.

Application Due Date: November 14, 2023