DATE: January 23, 2020
TO: Faculty: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
FROM: Kenneth Reuhl, Ph.D., Pilot Program Director
SUBJECT: Request for Proposals for 2020-21 CEED Pilot Grant Funding
The NIEHS Center for Environmental Exposures and Disease (CEED), in collaboration with the
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI), is soliciting applications for its 2020-
21 Pilot Project Program. Pilot funding supports new environmental health research with the potential to
improve human health. CEED is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
The mission of CEED is to understand how environmental exposures are integrated with host and
environmental factors to influence human diseases. Further, this will be used to improve human health
through education, outreach, and mechanistically based intervention, prevention, and treatment
This year’s RFP encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to problems in the
environmental health sciences, CEED is interested in all aspects of environmental health research,
including climate change. The deadline for submission of applications is extended to April 15,
CEED Environmental Health Pilot Projects: Proposals due March 1, 2019
The Center for Environmental Exposure and Disease (CEED) at Rutgers University requests proposals for Pilot Project Grants, up to $25,000. The goal of this funding opportunity is to promote environmental research with the potential to improve human health.
Applications will be due on March 1, 2019. Award letters will be issued by May 1, 2019. All funds must be spent by March 1, 2020, at which time awardees must provide an interim progress report. Please see the attached Pilot Project Announcement for details.
Inquiries to be directed to:
Kristin Borbely, NIEHS Center Administrator
PHONE – (848) 445-0170 FAX – (732) 445-4161
Developing Novel Sensors for Measurement of Pb In Populations at Risk of Exposure
Carcinogenesis of head and neck tumors among World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers; a feasibility study
Role of the FRY-AS 1 long noncoding RNA (IncRNA) in Suppression of NMU-induced Mammary Carcinogenesis
Variants of Surfactant Protein D Post-Exposure to Ozone and Cigarette Smoke
Preliminary investigation of Potential Mercury Exposure to children and teachers from rubber-like polyurethane floors in schools (mini-pilot)
Renal Efflux Transporters as Modulators of Heavy Metal Toxicity
Perfluoronate Serum Levels in Paulsboro Residents: A Cross Sectional Study
Role of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) α in Chlorine-induced Pulmonary Injury
Effects of maternal exposures to OPFR on offspring energy homeostasis
Innate immune cell bioenergetics and activation after bariatric surgery: A comparison of adolescents and adults
Molecular Mechanism Linking Environmental Phthalate Exposure and Prematurity
Effect of the Gut Microbiome on Susceptibility to Mammary Carcinogenesis
In the 2015-16 program year, CEED reviewed 12 pilot proposals and awarded funds to 7 projects at approximately $15,000 per project. The projects started on July 1, 2015.
Epigenetic reprogramming of PI3K signaling pathway in females after developmental endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure
From QSAR to Big Data Profiling: the New Generation of Animal Toxicity Modeling
SPECIAL 2015-16 RFP: COMMUNITY-ENGAGED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH PROJECTS
In the fall of 2015, CEED issued a special call for proposals to link environmental research to communities affected by environmental problems. The RFP required that researchers work with CEED members affiliated with the Community Outreach and Engagement Core (COEC) and community organizations to prepare collaborative projects. Two projects were funded in December 2015.
Environmental Health Impacts of the Port of Newark/Elizabeth on Adjacent Communities
Church-based community engagement for air quality and health effects studies in New Brunswick
In the 2014-15 program year, CEED reviewed 13 pilot proposals and awarded funds to 5 projects at approximately $25,000 per project.
Pilot Projects, Mini-Pilots, and Sandy Mini-Pilots: In December 2012, responding to Hurricane Sandy, CEED announced a special round of mini-pilots to support efforts of researchers to investigate our own local environmental disaster, and in March 2013, a second special round was launched to assist researchers who were close to completion of projects with good prospects for external publication and/or funding.