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PA EPA REQUESTS APPLIC. FOR 1997 SCIENCE RESEARCH GRANTS

Release Date: 10/28/96
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PA EPA REQUESTS APPLIC. FOR 1997 SCIENCE RESEARCH GRANTS

FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1996

EPA REQUESTS APPLICATIONS FOR 1997 SCIENCE RESEARCH GRANTS

EPA is requesting applications for its first round of 1997 research grants. The grants program is designed to promote a more comprehensive integration of research engaging the nation's best scientists in the areas of human and ecological risk, and includes the following topics: exploratory research; ecosystem indicators; complex exposures and human variability in risk assessment; endocrine disruptors; ambient air quality; health effects of particulate matter; drinking water and contaminated sediments. Application due dates vary by topic from Jan. 15 -Feb. 15, 1997. Over the coming months, EPA will be requesting applications for additional research grants to be awarded in conjunction with several other federal and private organizations, including the National Science Foundation, the National Cancer Institute and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Application information is available electronically at http://www.epa.gov/ncerqa or by calling the EPA Grants and Fellowship Hotline at 1-800-490-9194.

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