Funding Opportunities for CEEH Members
There are three CEEH funding mechanisms available to help CEEH members, with support ranging from a few thousand dollars to $25,000. These mechanisms are described below.
Pilot Projects (up to $25,000 for one year)
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 $25,000 (direct costs). For more information and a link to the current RFP, please visit out Pilot Projects Page.
Mini-Grant Program (up to $10,000 for 6 months)
Have you recently applied for an NIEHS grant and received a good – but not fundable – score? Do the pink sheets require that you gather some preliminary data or further analyze your existing data in order to resubmit, but you don't have the resources to do so? The CEEH is here for you!
Starting in November 2012, the CEEH has set-aside funds available for up to $10,000 in short-term support to help you prepare for a successful resubmission of your grant proposal. In order to qualify, you must:
- Be a current CEEH member (either EHS Core or CTS);
- Have recently submitted an R01 proposal to NIH that was assigned (not necessarily exclusively) to NIEHS for review;
- Have received a score of greater than 20% on your proposal;
- Have been asked by reviewers to gather additional data or further analyze existing data before resubmitting your proposal.
If you meet all of these criteria, you are eligible for up to $5,000 in "Mini Pilot" funds and an additional $5,000 in technology access funds that can be used to subsidize staff or instrument time in our Center or other UW Cost Centers.
To apply for a Mini Pilot grant, please submit a copy of your original proposal and pink pages, along with a description of how you plan to address the reviewer comments (maximum 2 pages) and a proposed budget. Funds must be used within 6 months of the date of award.
Applications and questions should be directed to: Jon Sharpe, CEEH Administrator email@example.com, 206-685-5333.
Technology Access Fund awards (up to $4,000 per year)
Many excellent biomedical resource centers that provide unique technologies are available to CEEH investigators through the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The overall mission of the Technology Access Fund (TAF) is to provide CEEH investigators subsidized and ready access to these technologies, including analytical cytology, analytical biochemistry, small molecule mass spectrometry, transgenic animal services, animal and human imaging, histology, immunohistochemistry, stereology, animal and human metabolic phenotyping, and other advanced technologies in order to support investigations in gene-environment interactions in the context of basic and integrative environmental health sciences (EHS) research.
TAF support is available to any CEEH EHS Core Investigator, or to a CEEH CTS Investigator with sponsorship from an EHS Core Investigator. For a complete list of current CEEH members, please see our Member Directory page. Members are limited to one request per grant year (4/1 through 3/31). Awards are capped at $4,000 direct costs. Preference will be given to Junior Investigators, novel applications of the technology to problems in EHS research, the likelihood of generating data that would be useful for a grant application to NIEHS, and novel interdisciplinary projects.