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CEHS calls for pilot project proposals

Deadline for submissions is Monday, Aug. 2.

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 and research staff with Principal Investigator privileges to submit applications for funding of pilot projects related to environmental health research.

The center anticipates funding two or three projects with a direct cost of $25,000 each. The deadline for submitting proposals is Monday, Aug. 2.

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.
Applicants should submit a four-page proposal that outlines the specific aims, background and significance, and research design and methods. Applications should also include a detailed budget and budget justification, biographical sketch and other support using the NIH 398 PHS forms available at

Completed applications should be submitted to Amanda Tat, CEHS administrative officer, Room 56-235. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Professor Leona D. Samson, CEHS director (, or Professor Peter Dedon, CEHS deputy director ( Questions of an administrative or financial nature should be directed to Amanda Tat (

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