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Changes in Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology Pilot Projects

February 28, 2012, Volume 58, No. 24

To further stimulate research in the environmental health sciences and allow potential applicants to better plan for submissions, the CEET has adopted a new model for the pilot project application process beginning April 1, 2012. There will be three competitions annually:

Deadline Review of Applications Award Date of Funded Applications
April 1 May June 1
September 1 October November 1
January 1 February March 1

Each round we will accept new applications and revised applications in the following areas

I. General Environmental Health Science Pilot Projects: Awarded to any member of the Standing or Research Faculty who wishes to perform research in any area of environmental health sciences.

II. Mentored Scientist Transition Awards: For senior postdoctoral researchers or clinical fellows working in laboratories headed by CEET investigators who will conduct mentored research so that they will position themselves for a mentored transition award available from the NIEHS e.g. K99/00; or K03, K08 or other mechanism.

III. Specialized Areas of Interest such as:

  1. Superfund-Supported Pilot Projects: To support research in the area of asbestos-related disease.
  2. Tobacco-Environmental Carcinogenesis: Supports research with a basic, clinical and/or population science; focus must include a current Abramson Cancer Center member (www.afcri.upenn.edu/ourfaculty/bios.html) or CEET investigator must be PI.
  3. Nanotoxicology: Supports research that addresses any relevant research topic related to the toxicology of nano-particles and nanostructured materials.

For revised applications, applicants must address the critique of the previous submission. Only one amended application will be allowed. Information about the application requirements can be found on the CEET website at www.med.upenn.edu/ceet/careerdev.shtml#PilotProjectFunding

—Trevor Penning, Director, Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology

Almanac - February 28, 2012, Volume 58, No. 24