Larry W. Robertson, Ph.D.
Next Application Deadline: February 1, 2012
The Pilot Grant Program is a highly valued component of the EHSRC, serving both the research and training missions of the Center. This program has helped to advance the careers of numerous talented investigators by bringing them into environmental health research through nurturing innovative ideas and creating opportunities for further grant support and publication. Dr. Larry Robertson directs the Pilot Grant Program.
Provide initial support for junior investigators to establish new lines of environmental health research;
Provide services of state-of-the-art facility cores to pilot grant investigators to enhance their research;
Facilitate exploration of innovative new directions in environmental health for established investigators;
Stimulate investigators from other disciplines to apply their expertise to environmental health research;
Foster new interdisciplinary collaborations through awarding of pilot projects to investigators that have not previously worked together
The EHSRC Pilot Grant Program is seeking innovative, environmental health-related research proposals from University of Iowa researchers. Investigators and co-Investigators of EHSRC Pilot Grants may be Post-doctoral Fellows, Post-doctoral Scholars, Faculty (all ranks) and Research Scientists, Research Engineers, Associate Research Scientists, Associate Research Engineers at the University of Iowa. Other U.I. categories of individuals, students and staff may not be investigators, but may be designated to receive salary support and should be listed in the budget. The first individual listed as an investigator of a Pilot Grant is the corresponding author, and will be responsible, should the Pilot Grant be funded, for the timely completion of the research and the appropriate expenditure of funds.
Areas of EHSRC interest for funding include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Studies of susceptibility to environmentally induced disease (gene/environment interactions)
• Environmental risk factors for disease
• Fundamental biology with environmental relevance
• Environmental and mammalian toxicology
• Occupational and environmental medicine
• Assessment of exposures to environmental agents
• Environmental remediation and control
• Proposals for laboratory and/or field research will be accepted
Please click here for more information about the form and format of the proposal.
Previously Funded EHSRC Pilot Grants