Pilot Projects

About the CEEH Pilot Project Program

The CEEH Pilot Research Project Program provides initial support for investigators to establish novel lines of research relevant to the missions of the NIEHS & CEEH. The program promotes exploration of possible innovative directions representing a significant departure from on-going funded research for investigators in environmental health sciences. Investigators from other areas of focus are also encouraged to apply their expertise to environmental health research.

CEEH pilot projects have provided data for numerous successful grant applications and resulted in a number of publications.

Pilot projects are awarded each year in April and funding is limited to 1 year for a maximum award of $35,000 (direct costs).

The Request for Pre-Applications for our Year 20 pilots will be available in early October of 2014. Please check back here for more information at that time.

Questions about the pilot project program should be directed to Jon Sharpe (jsharpe@uw.edu, 206-685-5333)

Current Pilot Project Awards (Year 19)

Development and application of transgenic zebrafish for investigating metal-induced loss of olfactory function • Dr. Evan Gallagher, PI, DEOHS, UW School of Public Health • Co-Investigator: Eva Ma, DEOHS, UW School of Public Health

Investigating mechanisms and markers of the vascular response to diesel exhaust in humans • Dr. Joel Kaufman, PI, DEOHS, UW School of Public Health

Pilot Study of the association between phthalate exposure and cardiovascular health outcomes in an American Indian population • Dr. Ellen Schur, PI, Division of General Internal Medicine, UW School of Medicine • Co-Investigator: Sheela Sathyanarayana, Department of Pediatrics, UW School of Medicine

Metabolomics signals for manganese exposure among welders • Dr. Noah Seixas, PI, DEOHS, UW School of Public Health

Past Pilot Project Awards

CLICK HERE TO VIEW a list of recent pilot projects, Years 16-18, 2011 through 2014 (PDF, 200 KB).

CLICK HERE TO VIEW a complete list of past pilot projects, Years 2-15, 1997 through 2010 (PDF, 1.2 MB).