The Mount Sinai NIEHS Core Center announces its second call for Pilot Grant proposals. The Center’s mission is to increase the Environmental Health (EH) research portfolio at Mount Sinai and to bring non-EH researchers into the field through new transdisciplinary collaborations.
One $70,000 grant and five $25,000 grants will be disbursed to Mount Sinai researchers who are Core Center Members. Applications can be made to either grant program. The budget will determine which program is applicable. Research projects should deal with an issue relevant to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) (e.g. metals, industrial solvents, endocrine disrupting chemicals, air pollution, pesticides etc.) See http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/strategicplan/strategicplan2012_508.pdf for a description of NIEHS research priorities. Both basic research and population science applications are encouraged. Grantees will be expected to briefly report on research progress annually including subsequent extramural funding.