Environmental Health Science Pilot Grants Available from SWEHSC – Apply Today!

Teaser image for Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center at UA College of PharmacySWEHSC Pilot Projects – Revised Application Date


The mission of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), a unit of the National Institutes of Health, is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives. To fulfill this mission the NIEHS wants to recruit the best and brightest investigators to perform environmental health science research.

The Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC), an NIEHS-funded center at the University of Arizona, is promoting the mission of NIEHS through the availability of Pilot Project awards up to $40,000.

Cover of NIEHS Strategic Plan 2018-23To learn more about how these projects fit in the NIEHS 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, visit this link: https://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/strategicplan/index.cfm

Pilot projects are designed to provide support for obtaining preliminary data that can be used in developing major proposals for submission to extramural funding agencies.

All State of Arizona faculty are eligible and encouraged to apply. Junior and clinical faculty who have not previously performed research in environmental health science, but who would be interested in broadening their research to include environmentally related research, are especially invited by the center to apply.

Since a goal of the Pilot Projects is to promote collaborations, projects that provide for interaction with existing SWEHSC investigators are encouraged. Use of UA Research, Discovery and Innovation Facility Cores is encouraged, since fees associated with use of these facilities can be requested in addition to the $40,000 maximum budget.


Submit your application to Clark Lantz, PhD (lantz@email.arizona.edu) by 5:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (NOTE: This is a revised date from previous announcements.)

Background & Application Materials

Information about the SWEHSC and its resources can be found at: http://swehsc.pharmacy.arizona.edu

Application materials and information concerning budgetary issues can be obtained at: http://swehsc.pharmacy.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/file_attach/official_pilot_application_2018_fillable_052218.pdf


For questions about application materials and budgetary issues, contact Susanna Herndon (brodie@pharmacy.arizona.edu, 626-5594) or vist the following link: http://swehsc.pharmacy.arizona.edu/about-pilot-projects

Research-related questions should be addressed to Dr. Lantz (lantz@email.arizona.edu, 626-6716).

“UA Environmental Health Pilot Project Funding Available for Up to $40,000” | Posted Jan. 16, 2019

Release Date: 
08/14/2019 - 10:30am