Research Pilot Grants

Current Program Status

The Pilot Grant program is no longer active. However, CPH-NEW may reinstate the Pilot Grant program later in the current grant period.

Read about Previous Years

CPH-NEW has offered publications grants of $2,000 to past CPH-NEW pilot grantees to support the costs associated with developing manuscripts of Pilot Grant results.

Winning Strategies for CPH-NEW Pilot Grants Webinar

Prospective applicants are encouraged to listen to the recorded webinar, "Winning Strategies for CPH-NEW Pilot Grants."Successful grant writer and Assoc. Prof. at UMass Medical School Stephenie Lemon shares her grant writing tips and insights into the Pilot Grant Program. Lemon's presentation is also available for download (pdf).

Topic Ideas

Acceptable topics can range from focusing on high level organizational to shop-floor issues. In keeping with the Research-to-Practice (R2P) emphasis of the Center, we encourage projects that actively engage external partners such as employers, unions, community groups, public health agencies and insurers. Interdisciplinary proposals that include epidemiology, occupational safety or ergonomics, health behavior, industrial hygiene, health policy, economics etc. are also encouraged.

Examples of eligible research include (but are not limited to):

  • Feasibility studies to develop and test new intervention approaches or applications
  • Pilot laboratory or biomarker development or application
  • Study of effectiveness of R2P translation of prior research findings
  • Research with newly defined or underserved at-risk populations
  • Applications are particularly encouraged for data collection, methods development, or other work in support of a future extramural grant application and from graduate students for thesis/dissertation research or thesis-related preparatory work.