|Call for Proposals
| The Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health (COHH) invites proposals for short-term pilot projects to investigate questions at the intersection of oceanographic, biological, and environmental health sciences.
Deadline - August 21, 2009
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Pilot Projects: Overview
The purpose of pilot projects is to assess the feasibility of new areas of study, especially those that are not currently represented in the Woods Hole COHH but would contribute to the overall goals of the COHH program and the Woods Hole center. Pilot projects are intended to support the collection of preliminary data that can be used to generate full proposals to NSF, NIH, or other agencies or organizations. Through this pilot project program, we also hope to:
- stimulate collaborative and interdisciplinary research within the center,
- recruit scientists not currently involved in the WH-COHH to become participating members of the center and interact with other center investigators,
- encourage the use of the WH-COHH genomics core facility, and
- oster the application of new technologies and experimental approaches to questions concerning the impact of oceanic processes on public health.
We issued our first annual call for pilot project proposals in June
of 2004. The request for proposals was distributed by email to all
faculty and research staff at WHOI, MBL, and MIT. Thirteen one-page
pre-proposals were received by the deadline of July 15, 2004. These
pre-proposals requested a total of $938,557 ($615,230 direct costs).
Five were from WHOI, 4 were from MBL, 3 were from MIT, and one was
Pilot projects were awarded in 2004, 2005, and 2006. For descriptions of the funded projects, please see links at left.
These pilot projects are being supported using the funds provided by NIH and NSF as part of the COHH Center grant, supplemented by additional institutional commitment provided by WHOI.