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The Pacific Northwest Center for Translational Environmental Health Research offers pilot project grants to support new and innovative research in environmental health.
These grants are designed to provide short-term investments to Center members and can be used by Center members to:
Application Due Date: January 31st, 2023 or upon request for time sensitive applications
Award Budget: Applicants can request up to $30,000 with an additional $10,000 to cover Core Services (if needed) for a total of $40,000. Please contact the Core Directors when developing your application to get accurate information regarding methodology, prices, etc.
Award Project Period/Timeline: All projects should be able to be completed within 9 months. Projects can apply for extensions for an additional 3 months. Thus, the maximum project period of 12 months and the ability to execute the project in a timely factor will be used as a review criteria.
Eligibility: Pacific Northwest Center for Translational Environmental Health Research Center Members. Click here to learn about becoming a member
Review: All proposals will undergo peer review by a panel of scientists with the goal of selecting the most meritorious proposals for funding. Proposals that utilize Center Core facilities and services will be reviewed more favorably and have access to additional funds to pay for these services. However, you are not required to use the Center’s Core facilities and services if they are not necessary for your proposal.
Core Usage: Applicants are encouraged to use one or more of the Cores to achieve their research goals. As you prepare your application, you should be in consultation with the Core directors to ensure the viability of your project. Core directors will provide you with a letter that will need to be attached to your Judgify application.
Budget Form: When you submit your application (Vanguard and Strategic Initiative Awards), you will need the budget form available here.
These funds are not intended to fund institutional overhead at non-OSU institutions. No funds will be awarded to support: 1) salaries for faculty members, administrative staff, or graduate research assistants; 2) fixed-asset equipment (single item $5K or greater). Any request for salary must be clearly justified in the context of the pilot project. For proposals submitted from non-OSU institutions, the institutions must agree to waive their institution’s F&A costs.
Request For Proposals: There are three types of awards in the Pilot Project Program. Each award has different requirements. Please read the requirements carefully to select the appropriate award for your application. You can also apply for one of these awards as a time-sensitive application outside of the funding cycle timeline.
If you have questions about time sensitive funding and/or are unsure which award to apply for, contact Dr. Molly Kile ([email protected])
This is an investigator-initiated program award.
This is an investigator-initiated program award that requires the PI to have an established relationship with a stakeholder.
All awards should:
Pilot program priorities: Applications that have a high potential to drive innovation and environmental health science research translation will be prioritized in the review process. Innovation is defined using the following prism: i) projects that display creative environmental health science problem solving through the adoption of interdisciplinary scientific thinking, ii) incorporating emerging technology, methods, or data, and/or iii) tackle emerging environmental health science issues. Since the Center highly values research translation, pilot projects will also be prioritized that articulate how their project fits within the NIEHS research translation framework and can ultimately influence changes in environmental exposures, population health, clinical practice, or economic advancements.
In addition to completing their pilot project studies, award recipients will be expected to: