Pilot Grant Program


The Hoffman Program offers a Pilot Grant Program to promote scientific understanding and public awareness of chemical exposures, with a focus on multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), also known as toxicant-induced loss of tolerance (TILT) or DELTA.

The Pilot Grant Program aims to:

  • Stimulate research on MCS/TILT/DELTA
  • Advance understanding of health consequences of chemicals and other toxins in the environment
  • Identify and promote actions to protect vulnerable populations

Ordinarily, grants of up to $25,000 are offered annually. Funds are typically used for feasibility studies and to produce preliminary data to compete for independent funding.

Requests for Pilot Grant applications will be announced in Winter via postings at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, email, and on our website. Due date is usually 1-2 months after the announcement.

Please click HERE to view details for the Pilot Grant Program and answers to a list of Frequently Asked Questions. To apply, please check the Application page. For information on previously funded researchers and their projects, check our Meet the Grantees page.