Our Center's Pilot Projects Program is one of the main ways we fund environmental health research
Who can apply for the Pilot Projects Program?
The Pilot Projects Program helps researchers who are:
- Early-stage investigators in environmental health sciences
- Established investigators new to environmental health sciences
- Established environmental health sciences investigators exploring substantially new research directions in a field relevant to environmental health sciences
How does the Pilot Projects Program work?
Each year, the Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) calls for proposals, usually in the Fall. Any investigator eligible to take on sponsored research in accordance with UC Davis policy can submit a concept letter.
Proposals to the EHSC Pilot Projects Program are encouraged, but not required, to include a plan for community engagement. Interested researchers with limited experience in community engagement are encouraged to seek guidance from the Community Engagement Core at the concept letter phase in order to be competitive.
After an initial review to ensure the proposal syncs with research priorities set by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), selected investigators are invited to submit a full proposal.
What projects have been funded before?
If you're interested in applying, it's helpful to know a little about the projects that have received funding. Below are previous Pilot Projects we've supported:
- 2022 Projects
- 2021 Projects
- 2020 Projects
- 2019 Projects
- 2018 Projects
- 2017 Projects
- 2016 Projects
- 2015 Projects
Who are the funding partners for the program?
- California National Primate Research Center
- Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging
- UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
- UC Davis Institute for Transportation Studies
- UC Davis MIND Institute
- UC Davis Office of Research
- UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
- UC Davis Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
How can I find out more?
You can get more information about our Pilot Projects Program from one of its co-directors: Laura Van Winkle (email@example.com) or Judy Van de Water (firstname.lastname@example.org).