The Full Pilot Grant funding mechanism supports projects up to $40,000 with a one-year performance period. Full pilot awards are awarded annually in response to the GC-CPEH Pilot Project Program RFA and are peer reviewed by the Center’s Internal Advisory Committee. Proposals are open to all investigators from the supporting institutions (i.e. Baylor College of Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health) who are eligible for federal funding.
Projects should compatible with the GC-CPEH’s mission and should document objectives consistent with environmental health research and/or environmentally-based community outreach and engagement. The emphasis on review criteria is subject to change based on funding priorities identified in each cycle, but the general scoring criteria is as follows:
– Scientific merit
– Relevance to the EHS mission and likelihood to lead to external funding
– Pertinence of the project to the announcement (if there is a special emphasis for the RFA)
– Evidence of collaborative approaches (i.e. inter-center collaboration between themes)
– Impact on career development of junior investigators
– Utilization of Facility Core resources
Project Duration: 12 months
Submission Requirements: Please refer to the RFA for specific application instructions.