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Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility

Facilitating Environmental Exposure Research

We are a National Institute of Health Environmental Health Sciences Core Center.

The UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) facilitates collaborations by funding university infrastructure to support scientific equipment, facilities, and other resources that can be shared among environmental health researchers. By pursuing shared research questions, CEHS can identify emerging issues that advance understanding about how pollutants and other environmental factors affect human biology and may lead to disease. The Center is funded through a P-30 grant from the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences.

Message from the Director

CEHS Members and Interested Investigators,

The UNC Center on Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) announces the availability of funding for pilot projects to advance understanding about how pollutants and other environmental exposures affect public health and health inequities. The CEHS Pilot Projects Program is accepting applications for two types of projects: 1) single investigator, with awards of up to five grants of $30,000 each, and 2) interdisciplinary team science, with awards of up to two grants of $50,000 each.

The 2020-2021 guidelines are being released early, giving investigators more than six months to develop partnerships and proposals. Three important dates to note:

LETTER OF INTENT (required): December 20, 2019

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: January 20, 2020

FUNDING PERIOD: April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021

Eligible PIs must hold a UNC faculty appointment. Applications are particularly encouraged from PIs at the assistant or associate level. All applications are evaluated for likelihood of developing their pilot project into a full NIEHS grant application. Applicants may not be a PI on more than one CEHS pilot project application within a five-year grant cycle.

The 2020-2021 CEHS Pilot Projects Application Guidelines can be found here.

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