Center Announces RFP for 2018-2019 Pilot Projects

  • Equity Issues in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs

The UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center is pleased to announce release of a Request for Proposals for 2018-2019 Pilot Projects. Investigators, particularly those interested in community-engaged research are encouraged to review the priority concerns identified by our Community Stakeholder Advisory Committee (CSTAC), which represents the Center’s community partners in the Central and San Joaquin Valleys.

Programmatic Priorities:

  • Interdisciplinary team research
  • Development of resources, methods, or technology that will benefit the field of environmental health sciences.
  • Human health concerns, particularly respiratory conditions, cancer, neurodegenerative or neurodevelopmental disorders, immune regulation, reproductive/endocrine or metabolic function, mental health.
  • Translational science
  • Projects likely to inform policy or advocacy efforts for scientifically supported actions
  • Substantial relevance to California’s Central Valley population, such as pesticides, air pollution, climate change and its consequences, water quality and quantity, and toxicants in household and personal care products.
  • A focus on prevention of environmentally-induced disease and disability.

Four types of proposals will be considered for funding:

Type 1 awards for $20,000 to $30,000 direct costs for a one year project are for standard pilot project proposals, including some community outreach and engagement (required). Revised submissions will be prioritized this year.

Type 2 awards for up to $30,000/year direct for two years incorporate community outreach and engagement throughout the research process including project design, data collection, interpretation of results and dissemination. At least $5,000 per year must be allocated to community partners.

Type 3 awards for up to $50,000 direct for one year will compellingly lay the foundation for significantly expanding an established research program through major new extramural funding. These awards are targeted to mid-career or established investigators, either currently in or new to EHS, and must include a community engagement component.

Type 4 awards for $10,000 to $20,000 direct for one year for development of resources, methods or technology that will benefit the field of exposure science.

Read the full RFP for details