Science to Achieve Results (STAR)
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This program is EPA’s primary competitive grants program for funding extramural research in environmental science and engineering for universities and nonprofit organizations. STAR supports the research of investigators at universities and nonprofit organizations. Cutting-edge science and proof-of-concept projects are supported in research areas consistent with EPA’s mission and vision (focus areas are chosen each year). Past research has included technology areas with a focus on green chemistry and engineering. Current emphasis is on nanotechnology. Grants average about $350,000 per year for three years.