Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET) Pilot Project
November 24, 2015, Volume 62, No. 15
The Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology announces the following pilot project opportunity. Applications are due on Monday, January 4, 2016.
Focus Research Awards:
Applications related to exposure biology are currently being accepted. Applications that use modern approaches to determine population or personal environmental exposures are encouraged, using tools such as GIS or cartographic modeling, fabrication and/or deployment of biosensors, and biomarkers of exposure and effect. Biomarkers can be small molecule, genomic, proteomic or metabolic signatures of exposure. For applications that are biomarker-based, both animal and human subjects or derived material (urine, serum and cell lines) are allowable in the experimental design. Applicants can request up to $50,000 for one year. No salary support for the faculty member is allowable.
For All Awards: The awards cannot be used to support research that is already funded by an external agency. If funded, a progress report is required within 3 months of the end of the funding period and awardees must present their findings at a CEET Seminar within 6 months of the end of the funding cycle. The CEET must be acknowledged on all publications resulting from the supported research.
Applications must be submitted in a single PDF for internal review by Monday, January 4, 2016 to email@example.com
Complete applications must include the following:
1. Title of application
2. Personnel information, name, position, title and contact information;
3. New page NIH biosketch (5 pages);
4. List of current and pending grant support;
5. An abstract (no more than 300 words);
6. A statement to indicate how this project would lead to extramural funding (not more than 1 page);
7. Specific aims (not more than 1 page);
8. Significance, which must state relevance to environmental health;
9. Preliminary studies;
10. Methods (including statistical power and analysis);
11. A brief outline of how the results from the pilot study will enable the submission of a subsequent NIH grant and a detailed plan for this subsequent grant submission;
Items 8 to 11 should not exceed 5 pages
12. References; and
13. Budget—Items that can be requested include salary of support personnel, supplies and minor equipment. Travel is not allowed. Budget must be justified.
All applications will be reviewed by a committee of CEET members and senior leadership, and successful applicants will be notified by February 15, 2016. Funding will have a start date of March 1, 2016. For an award to be made all IACUC and IRB protocols must be in place.
Any member of the standing or research faculty from any school may apply. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org