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CEHS calls for pilot project proposals

The Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS) at MIT, an interdisciplinary research center funded by the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, invites MIT faculty to submit applications for funding of pilot projects related to environmental health research. The center anticipates funding five or more projects with a direct cost of $15,000 to $25,000 each.

The deadline for submitting proposals is March 1.

The pilot program seeks to:

  • Provide initial support for new investigators to establish research in the area of environmental health.
  • Allow for exploration of innovative new directions representing a significant departure from ongoing funded research for established investigators in the environmental health sciences.
  • Stimulate investigators from other areas of endeavor to apply their expertise to environmental health research. Provide an opportunity for investigators to take a multidisciplinary approach to environmental health research through collaboration with others.

Proposal Guidelines:

Applicants should submit a four-page proposal which outlines the specific aims, background and significance, and proposed research plan. Please include a face page with title of project, faculty name, affiliation, phone and email.

Applications should also include a detailed budget and budget justification, biographical sketch and other support in the NIH format (forms are available at the Public Health Service Grant 398 Web site).

Submit six copies of completed applications to Jacqueline Breen, Administrative Officer, CEHS, Room 56-235.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 28, 2007 (download PDF).

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