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Supporting high quality research by the nation's leading scientists and engineers to improve EPA's scientific basis for decisions on national environmental issues. EPA supports leading edge extramural research in exposure, effects, risk assessment, and risk management through competitions for STAR grants, fellowships, and research contracts under the Small Business Innovative Research Program.

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  • The SBIR Phase I solicitation has been extended until October 9th, 2014
  • Award winners of the 2014 EPA P3 Competition and National Sustainable Design Expo are now available. Learn More.
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Extramural Research in the News
Cooperative Training Partnership in Environmental Health Sciences Research
EPA’s ORD seeks applications to enter into cooperative agreements that will provide training opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows on-site at one of the EPA/ORD National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory's (NHEERL) Health Divisions, located at Research Triangle Park and/or Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or Ecology Divisions located at Gulf Breeze, Florida; Corvallis, Oregon; Newport, Oregon; Duluth, Minnesota; Narragansett, Rhode Island; and Grosse Ile, Michigan. (CFDA) Number: 66.511
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P3 Logo 12th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3-People, Prosperity and the Planet Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. (CFDA) Number: 66.516
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The SimpleWater company got their start as an EPA P3 team Local Water Woes, No More? Advancing Safe Drinking Water Technology
A group of former Berkeley student P3 Award winners now own a company called SimpleWater.  SimpleWater recently received a Phase One SBIR contract from EPA and aims to commercialize their Aresenic removal technology and bring their track record of success in Bangladesh and India to help Americans who may be at risk from arsenic exposure in their drinking water.
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buildingOS Lucid Provides Energy Reduction Software to DC Government
Earlier this year, Lucid, a 2014 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Small Business Innovation Research award recipient, announced that the District of Columbia (D.C.) government was using Lucid’s BuildingOS® software in order to reach an energy reduction target of 20 percent in 20 months. (CFDA: 66.509)
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SBIR LogoSmall Business Innovation Research Phase I Program Solicitation
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites small businesses to submit research proposals under this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Solicitation. Proposals must directly pertain to EPA’s mission of protecting human health and the environment. (CFDA: 66.509)
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Open Funding Announcements

Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (P50)
Open: September 30, 2014
Letters of Intent Due November 22, 2014
Closing: December 22, 2014

Cooperative Training Partnership in Environmental Health Sciences Research
Open: September 24, 2014
Closing: November 11, 2014

12th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet
Open: September 5, 2014
Closing: December 16, 2014

2015 SBIR Phase I
Open: July 16, 2014
Closing: September 11, 2014
October 9, 2014

Air Pollution Monitoring for Communities
Open: June 9, 2014
Closing: October 7, 2014

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