Funding Opportunities

Pilot Projects (up to $40,000 Direct Costs for one year)

The EDGE Pilot Research Project Program provides initial support for investigators to establish novel lines of research relevant to the missions of the National Insitute of Enironmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) & the EDGE Center. 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.

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

Pilot projects are awarded each year in March and funding is limited to one year for a maximum award of $40,000 (direct costs). For more information and a link to the current RFP, please visit our Pilot Projects Page.

Mini Grants (up to $5,000 Direct Costs per project)

The EDGE Center provides critical small funding opportunities in the form of small (mini-pilot) grants to Center investigators to obtain key data necessary to address criticisms for re-submitting a manuscript or a grant.  The call for proposals for these mini-pilot grant opportunities is posted on this page when available. Be sure to check this page for the latest funding opportunity announcements! 

Questions about these funding opportunities should be directed to: Nancy Judd,