Pilot Project Program


Director: Kenneth Reuhl, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.

The Pilot Project Program: the Heart of the NIEHS Center

The mission of the Pilot Project program is to allow investigators to generate data in support of new hypotheses, collaborations, and areas of research, with the goal of converting these preliminary data into peer reviewed funding. CEED encourages interdisciplinary approaches to environmental health sciences, and actively solicits Rutgers researchers from toxicology, biology, environmental medicine, nutrition, and many other science and medical fields, to collaborate on pilot project proposals.

Pilot funding advances the Center by supporting high-risk high-return research, seeding new research collaborations, encouraging investigators not affiliated with the Center to incorporate environmental health into their research efforts, and supporting junior faculty with an interest in environmental health research. Investigators new to the field of environmental health are encouraged to collaborate with or use Center members as consultants when submitting Pilot grants. In this way, Pilot studies lead to new collaborations within CEED. In addition, since these grants are often one of the first sources of research funding for junior faculty and new clinical researchers, they are powerful incentives attracting these investigators to environmental health research.

CEED Environmental Health Pilot Projects: Proposals due March 15, 2018

The Center for Environmental Exposure and Disease (CEED) at Rutgers University requests proposals for Pilot Project Grants, up to $20,000.  The goal of this funding opportunity is to promote environmental research with the potential to improve human health.

Applications will be due on March 15, 2018.  Award letters will be issued by May 1, 2018.  All funds must be spent by March 1, 2019, at which time awardees must provide an interim progress report. Please see the attached Pilot Project Announcement for details.

Inquiries to be directed to:
Kimi Nakata, MPH, MSSW, NIEHS Center Administrator
PHONE – (848) 445-0194 FAX – (732) 445-0922
E-mail: knakata@eohsi.rutgers.edu
Website: http://ceed.rutgers.edu/pilot-project-program/

Click on the headings below to see summaries of current and past pilot projects: