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About the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER)

What We Do

EPA’s National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) supports funding for high-quality research by the nation's leading scientists and engineers that will improve the scientific basis for decisions on national environmental issues. NCER supports leading edge extramural research in exposure, effects, risk assessment and risk management by managing funding competitions through the agency’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR), People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3), STAR and Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships, and Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Programs. Research Funding Opportunities 

Research Funding Programs Managed by NCER

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Organization

NCER is divided into three divisions and an immediate office.


Immediate Office

James H. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D., Director

Mary Ellen Radzikowski, Deputy Center Director

Darrell Winner, Senior Science Advisor


Policy, Planning and Review Division (PPRD)

PPRD Division Director: James Gentry

What We Do: PPRD manages the external peer review of research applications, human subjects review, quality assurance, extramural management and budget coordination.


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Applied Science and Education Division (ASED)


ASED Division Director: Bryan Bloomer

What We Do: ASED manages NCER’s external research programs for Air, Global Climate, Ecology, and Water. ASED prepares solicitations in these research areas and manages grants issued under these solicitations.


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Water, Health and Innovation Division (WHID)

WHID Division Director: Sylvana Y. Li

What We Do: WHID manages NCER’s external research programs for Safe and Sustainable Water Resources, Sustainable and Healthy Communities, Small Business Innovation Research, and People, Prosperity, and the Planet. WHID prepares solicitations in these research areas and manages grants issued under these solicitations.                                                                            

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