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.
- 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