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CHHE Pilot Project – Request for Applications (RFA)

The NC State University Center for Human Heath and the Environment (CHHE) is announcing a new request for applications (RFA) for pilot project proposals for Spring 2018. The overarching objective of the Center for Human Health and the Environment’s Pilot Project Program (PPP) is to expand environmental health science research at NC State, ECU and NCCU.  Pilot project funding to Center members and other NC State, ECU and NCCU investigators is awarded to collect preliminary data that will support applications for external funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), other NIH Institutes and Federal agencies. Consequently, the major emphasis of the PPP is on research into the effects, potential consequences and prevention of environmental exposures on human health. The PPP will support high quality basic, applied, clinical and public health research.  The PPP will provide funding for individual, collaborative and multidisciplinary research aimed at understanding the adverse impacts of environmental factors on human health and disease. Multidisciplinary collaborations and use of CHHE’s core facilities are strongly encouraged but not required.  

CHHE anticipates funding up to 11 awards for this round. The final number and amount of awards will depend upon the quality of the proposals received, their relevance to the CHHE mission, and the available funding. Abstract pre-submission ( is encouraged but not required to determine if proposal topics are consistent with the mission of the CHHE. Individual awards will range up to $25,000 direct costs for one year. Applications will be due on January 15, 2018.  Application and additional information can be found at and questions can be directed to Jamie Bonner (, Director of CHHE PPP.