pilot project program

Joanna Chiu, Chancellor’s Fellow and Pilot Project Grantee

March 07, 2019

UC Davis named molecular geneticist and physiologist Joanna Chiu, associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Entomology and Nematology, one of 10 Chancellor's Fellows this year, an honor awarded to associate professors who excel in research and teaching.

Pilot project application instructions

Submit a concept letter using the online form then an application packet using InfoReady. See important deadlines and details below.

Important deadlines

November 8: Concept letter deadline for applicants who would like to receive assistance with proposal preparation

November 15: Concept letter deadline for applicants who do not require assistance

UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center annual request for pilot project applications

The UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC), funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), invites applications for pilot projects to be conducted in the 2019-2020 grant year.  

The Pilot Projects Program supports short, 1-year projects to provide preliminary data for new extramural grant submissions in the area of environmental health sciences (EHS) research. The review process emphasizes:

2015 Pilot Projects

Keith Bein, PhD Air Quality Research Center Facilitating real-time exposure studies on traffic related air pollution

Toxicological studies continue to demonstrate links between exposures to traffic related air pollution (TRAP), including gases and particles, and various metrics of adverse pulmonary, cardiovascular and neurological health effects.

Application instructions

The Pilot Projects Program has a two-stage application process.  First, a brief concept letter, using the Concept Letter Form, is submitted.  Applicants will be notified whether their Concept Letter is approved within two weeks of the Concept Letter deadline.  Only applicants for whom Concept Letters are approved may move forward to the full application.

For scientists

The Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) at UC Davis links experts across the fields of engineering, medicine, veterinary medicine and agricultural, environmental and biological sciences. EHSC provides researchers with opportunities to collaborate on grant proposals and share technical expertise and laboratories.