The Pilot Project Program is led by Dr. James Bonner, Dept. Biological Sciences, NC State

The overarching mission of the PPP is to provide pilot funding to Center members and other NC State, East Carolina University (ECU),  North Carolina Central University, and NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) investigators to collect preliminary data that will support applications for external funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and other agencies supporting environmental health sciences (EHS) research. Important goals of the PPP are to foster the success of early stage investigators in EHS and to increase individual, collaborative, and multidisciplinary efforts to enhance and integrate research from molecular/cellular-based systems and model organisms to human population levels to address the fundamental mechanisms through which environmental exposures interface with the genome and epigenome to influence human disease. Thus, 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 encouraged but not required.

Please direct questions to:

James Bonner, PhD
Director, Pilot Project Program
Center for Human Health and the Environment
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

Email: jcbonner@ncsu.edu

Tel.: 919-515-8615

Request for Applications

The NC State University Center for Human Heath and the Environment (CHHE) is announcing its request for applications (RFA) for pilot project proposals for 2016.  Applications will be due on October 10th, 2016.

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 Fall of 2016. 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 6 awards for this round.

Applications will be due on October 10th 2016.

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 upwards to $25,000 for one year.

Please click on the link below for instructions on how to apply for pilot project funds.

CHHE Pilot Project Instructions 2016