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NTC NEW PROGRAM FOR A NEW PROGRAM OF GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Release Date: 12/13/94
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NTC NEW PROGRAM FOR A NEW PROGRAM OF GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

FOR RELEASE: MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1994

The U.S. EPA today announced plans for a new program of grants and

fellowships for environmental research to be carried out by U.S. universities.

The new program will double the Agency's existing research grants program in fiscal 1995 with the addition of $22 million.

Greater interaction with the university scientific community is an integral part of EPA's commitment to seek the best talent to develop and maintain the Agency's scientific excellence. Universities are a proven source of expertise and innovative ideas on environmental research.

EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) will be soliciting applications from universities and not-for-profit, research-intensive institutions. EPA will work with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to jointly solicit and evaluate proposals.

The augmented grants program will fund research in the areas of ecosystems, environmental technologies, global change and socio-economic issues.

ORD will also seek applications from graduate students under a new fellowship program for environmentally-related studies. ORD expects to issue 100 fellowships totalling $4 to $5 million in fiscal 1995. The fellowships will provide two-year support for masters students, and threeyear support for students in a doctoral program.

The program was created to support the development of a new generation of experts with the training and skills to address increasingly complex environmental challenges.

Solicitations for the fellowships will be issued in mid-December 1994, and solicitations for the grants will be issued in early January 1995. For additional information about these initiatives, call the EPA Office of Research and Development at 202-260-7473.

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