Pilot Projects


The GC-CPEH supports pilot studies designed to promote precision environmental health research at the intersection of genetics/epigenetics, environmental health, and data science to understand individual and place-based determinants of disease risk.

Proposals are open to all investigators from the supporting Institutions, who are eligible for federal funding, but should be compatible with the GC-CPEH’s mission, and should document objectives consistent with environmental health research and/or environmentally-based community outreach and engagement. Membership discounts for the use of Center-sponsored Facility Cores and other membership privileges will be extended to non-Center members who receive pilot project funding.

The Pilot Projects are for one year with no opportunity for extension (including no cost extensions), and a budget not to exceed $40,000. Applications from junior investigators, those proposing the use of core facilities, and collaborative projects are especially encouraged. Involvement of a co-investigator from another institution(s) is permitted. An investigator may apply for only one award per grant round as PI or Co-PI.