CEET Pilot Grant


The Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology announces the following pilot project opportunity. Applications are due Friday, June 15, 2018.

Focus Research Awards: Applications related to the following thematic areas are currently being accepted:

  • Air Pollution and Lung Health
  • Windows-of-Susceptibility
  • • Environmental Exposures and Cancer
  • • Environmental Neuroscience

Applicants can request up to $50,000 for one year. No salary support for the faculty member is allowable. Any member of the standing or research faculty from any School may apply. Other Eligibility Requirements: The research being proposed cannot be funded by an external funding agency. Preference will be given to first-time applicants and senior faculty who wish to embrace environmental health or toxicology research as a new direction. Applications that are likely to lead to grant funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and use the facility cores of the CEET (Integrative Health Sciences Facility Core, Translational Biomarker Core or the Exposure Biology Informatics Core) are actively encouraged. To learn more about the facility cores please visit the CEET web-site. If funded, a progress report is required within 3 months of the end of the funding period. The progress report should follow the same format as that required for an NIH R01 RPPR-progress report. Awardees must present their findings at a CEET Seminar within 6 months of the end of the funding cycle. The CEET must be acknowledged on all publications resulting from the supported research. All IRB and IACUC protocols must be in place before the funding can be awarded. A copy of the approved protocols should be submitted to the CEET before an award notice can be issued. Applications must be submitted in a single PDF for internal review to webster [at] upenn.edu. Complete applications