HESI Emerging Issues Proposals

ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI)

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Jan 31, 2021

Applicant type: Organizations Individuals

Funding uses: Research, Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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HESI seeks suggestions for priority emerging scientific issues (human or environmental health) that should be addressed through a focused, multi-sector collaborative program. The most promising proposals will form the basis of new scientific initiatives within HESI, and will receive supporting funds from HESI to initiate activities in the fall.

The Emerging Issues (EI) Proposal Solicitation process is HESI's traditional and longest-standing project adoption process. The mechanism ensures a platform for broad input on new science, and creates an opportunity for all interested parties (public and private) to engage in project development with initial project costs provided by HESI.

This funding includes a dedicated HESI scientific program manager, dollars for meetings and teleconferences, and limited travel funds for public sector participants

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Anyone from the public or private sectors can submit a proposal.
  • Submissions do not require current or prior affiliation with the HESI organization.
  • The issue should be a priority for a broad cross-section (academia, industry, government) of the scientific community and should have current public health significance.
  • HESI's efforts to address the issue must have measurable scientific impact.
  • Proposals should reflect applied science as contrasted with basic discovery science.


  • Proposal submissions do not require a commitment of resources, however projects that bring matching funds or collaborative grants will be given special consideration.


  • Proprietary and product-specific issues will not be considered.
  • Proposals should not include lobbying or advocacy components.
  • HESI's efforts to address the issue should not be duplicative of other groups.
  • Lengthy academic research proposals will not be considered.
    • Proposals should reflect applied science as contrasted with basic discovery science.