PIlot Projects

The Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health (CEEH) Pilot Research Project Program provides initial support for investigators to establish novel lines of research relevant to the missions of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences & the CEEH. The program promotes exploration of possible innovative directions representing a significant departure from ongoing funded research for investigators in environmental health sciences. Investigators from other areas of focus are also encouraged to apply their expertise to environmental health research.

CEEH pilot projects have provided data for numerous successful grant applications and resulted in a number of publications.

Pilot projects are awarded each year in late April and funding is limited to 11 months for a maximum award of $40,000 (direct costs).

You can view/download the following documents for the 2015-2016 CEEH Pilot Projects:

Pilot Projects Timeline:

  • Monday, February 8, 2016 – Pre-Applications due
  • Friday, February 12, 2016 - Competitive applicants are invited to submit full proposals
  • Friday, March 18, 2016 - Full Invited Proposals due
  • Monday, May 2, 2016 - Awards announced
  • Monday, May 2, 2016 - Funding period begins

Questions about the pilot project program should be directed to Liz Guzy (eguzy@uw.edu, 206-685-5333).

Current Pilot Project Awards (2015-2016)

  • Dr. Keith Elkon, PI, UW Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology 
    Effect of Ultraviolet Light on Normal and Lupus Prone Skin
  • Dr. Daniel Enquobahrie, PI, UW School of Public Health, Epidemiology
    Traffic-Related Air Pollution, Perinatal Outcomes, and Underlying Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms
  • Dr. Christopher Goss, PI, UW Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
    Analysis of Ambient Particulate Matter Deposits in Airway Macrophages of Individuals with Cystic Fibrosis

Past Pilot Project Awards

CLICK HERE TO VIEW a list of recent pilot projects, 2011-2015 (PDF, 200 KB).

CLICK HERE TO VIEW a complete list of past pilot projects, Years 1997-2010 (PDF, 1.2 MB).