The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is offering funding to develop resources, new methods, and approaches that can be applied in testing strategies to better understand the role of environmental chemicals in the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders. Specifically, this funding opportunity will support the development and application of novel and innovative approaches including new approach methodologies (NAMs) that expand the framework to evaluate environmental chemicals with neurodevelopmental toxic potential. Specific objectives to be addressed by the funding include:

  • Approaches using human cells or alternative model systems modeling neurodevelopment.
  • Focus on one or more developmental neurotoxicity-relevant endpoints to gain reliable knowledge.

Only U.S. small business concerns are eligible for this funding. Letters of intent are due June 7, with funding applications being due July 7 by 5:00 p.m. local time of applicant organization. More information is available at