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Special Announcements
  • PROMOTING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES: Developing and Exploring Linkages Between Public Health Indicators, Exposure and Hazard Data Webcast. To view the webcast of this workshop, please select the appropriate link below to register.

    Promoting Healthy Communities Day 1: 09/26/2011 - 8:00 a.m. Eastern
    Webcast Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

    Promoting Healthy Communities Day 2: 09/27/2011 - 8:00 a.m. Eastern
    Webcast Exit EPA Click for Disclaimer

  • EPA Grants $3 Million to Support Chemical Toxicity Research - For Info on These 4 Grants See: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/comptoxmodeling
  • EPA's P3 Expo Winners [Read More]
  • Dillard University Oil Spill Research Competition Workshop [Read More]
  • Amendment to the SBIR Phase I Solicitation - SOL-NC-11-00012
    An amendment was made to correct and incorporate the appropriate dates under Section I "Program Description" (b) (2). The issuance of Phase II solicitation will be on/about July 15, 2012, and proposals will be due on/about September 15, 2012. View Amendment (1 pp, 84 K, about PDF)
  • 2011 STAA Nomination Deadline Extended
    The Nomination Deadline for the 2011 STAA competition has been extended to midnight ET Thursday, February 10, 2011.
  • The Tibbetts Awards are presented to those small businesses and individuals judged to exemplify the best in the SBIR program. The award is named for Roland Tibbetts, acknowledged as the father of the SBIR program, and is presented to companies and individuals that promote the mission and goals of the SBIR program and STTR. Open: November 15, 2010 - Closing: December 15, 2010 Closed
  • The first annual SBIR Hall of Fame Awards national ceremony is scheduled to be held in Washington, DC on February 15, 2011. The SBIR Hall of Fame awards will be made to firms with a long period of extraordinary success of research, innovation, and commercialization within the SBIR program.
  • Upcoming RFA on Innovative Drinking Water Treatment Technologies in Small Systems [Read More]
Featured Stories
15 Papers on Disproportionate Environmental Health Impacts Commissioned by EPA Published in the American Journal of Public Health
Fourteen scientific reviews and one summary overview paper commissioned by the EPA during a symposium on the Science of Disproportionate Environmental Health Impacts in March 2010 were completed and are now published in the American Journal of Public Health.
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P3 logoEPA Awards Grants for Students to Design Sustainable Technologies to Help Environment and Economy
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded 45 grants to teams of college and university students across the country who will design creative solutions to sustainability challenges in the developed and developing world.
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Dr. Hertz-Picciotto EPA STAR researcher receives the 2011 John Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Epidemiology
ISEE awarded the 2011 John Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Epidemiology to Dr. Hertz-Picciotto for her groundbreaking research on autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders affecting growing numbers of children worldwide.
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APHA logo Special Environmental Justice Session at the Upcoming American Public Health Association Meeting
The purpose of this session is to share two products of a March 2010 US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Symposium on the science of disproportionate environmental health impacts with the public health community and other environmental justice stakeholders.
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Prenatal Exposure to Organophosphate Pesticides Associated with IQ Deficits in School-age Children
Three independent investigations published online ahead of print in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), all reached similar conclusions, associating prenatal exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides with IQ deficits in school-age children.
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View Video from 2011 P3 Event EPA's Sustainable Design Expo Demonstrates the Ingenuity of Our Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers
Earth Day Weekend 2011 brought the 7th Annual Sustainable Design Expo to the Washington DC Mall where 55 College teams competed for P3 2nd Phase follow-on grants to help bring their new ideas to the marketplace.
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P3 on Planet Forward
Planetforward.org is spotlighting EPA's P3 program and has featured P3 team videos as an editor's pick of the week.
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SBIR logoTwo EPA SBIR Recipients Awarded Tibbetts and Hall of Fame by SBA
Two EPA SBIR recipients, ATMI and Operational Technologies Corporation have been recognized by SBA through the Tibbetts Award and SBIR Hall of Fame Award for their success in driving innovation and creating new jobs.
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Dr. Nora Savage EPA Extramural Research Spotlight: Dr. Nora Savage is Coordinating a Gordon Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology
As vice chair, Nora Savage has been coordinating the development of the 2011 Gordon Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology.
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Students Annette Sparks (left) and Carmen Young wield shovels during a work day to prepare the NC AT site for a rain garden. A P3 Award winning student team at NC A&T has used a permaculture project to solve a rain runoff problem on campus
Permaculture is sustainable land use design based on ecological and biological principles, often using patterns that occur in nature to create stable, productive systems that provide for human needs, harmoniously integrating the land with its inhabitants. In a permaculture system the outputs of one element become the inputs of another.
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Grant Applications Sought
P3 logo 9th 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. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability.
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Fall 2012 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study.
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Fall 2012 EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships For Graduate Environmental Study
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master’s and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study.
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Research and Demonstration of Innovative Drinking Water Treatment Technologies in Small Systems
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing to conduct research necessary to identify, develop and demonstrate novel and innovative treatment technologies and approaches for small public drinking water systems.
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Developing High-Throughput Assays for Predictive Modeling of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity Modulated Through the Endocrine System or Pertinent Pathways in Humans and Species Relevant to Ecological Risk Assessment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for research in development of high-throughput assays for use in analyzing chemicals or mixtures of chemicals to explain how exposure can be causally related to adverse, apical outcomes related to development and reproduction.
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Small Business Innovation Research - Phase I Program Solicitation
SBIR logo The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites small business firms to submit research proposals under this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Solicitation. The SBIR program is a phased process across the Federal Government of soliciting proposals and awarding funding agreements for research (R) or research and development (R&D) to meet stated agency needs or missions.
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Source Attribution of Radiative Forcing in Chemical Transport Models
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), is seeking applications proposing research on expanding adjoint methods in chemical transport models to account for source attribution of radiative forcing from short-lived climate forcers.
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Environmental Impact And Mitigation Of Oil Spills
As part of the federal government's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, EPA is seeking applications to develop a research program to mitigate the impact of oil spills.
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Extreme Event Impacts on Air Quality and Water Quality with a Changing Global Climate
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing the development of assessments, tools and techniques, and demonstration of innovative technologies for providing information and capacity to adequately prepare for climate-induced changes in extreme events in the context of air and water quality management.
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Dynamic Air Quality Management
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research to lay the scientific foundation for improving the air quality management system.
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Sustainable Chesapeake: A Collaborative Approach to Urban Stormwater Management
EPA is seeking proposals for integrated, transdisciplinary research centers that will advance scientific understanding of how to influence human and institutional behavior to prevent pollution from entering Chesapeake Bay.
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Grants Awarded
EPA Awards $6.6 Million to Universities for Black Carbon Research
EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program awarded nine grants to support research to study the role and effects of black carbon.
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EPA Grants $3 Million to Support Chemical Toxicity Research
The US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $3 million to better understand how the liver responds to environmental toxicants.
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EPA Grants $1 Million to University of Pittsburgh for Asthma Study
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $1 million to the University of Pittsburgh to conduct a study designed to increase the quality of life for children who live in underserved communities and suffer from asthma.
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EPA Funds 10 Small Businesses to Develop Environmental Technologies
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding nearly $2.25 million to 10 small companies to support the development of new technologies for protecting the environment and public health.
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EPA Awards P3 Grants to College Teams for Environmental Innovation / Students Develop Technological and Scientific Solutions that Protect the Planet and Create Jobs
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded grants today to six college teams across the country who participated in the 7th annual EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) award competition held at the National Sustainable Design Expo on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
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EPA Awards $32 Million to Understand Health Impacts of Air Pollution
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $32 million to fund four new Clean Air Research Centers at universities conducting cutting edge air pollution research.
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nanotechnology ballEPA Awards $5.5 Million to Support Nanotechnology Health Risk Research
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in collaboration with the UK Natural Environment Research Council, has awarded $5.5M to support research on nanoscale materials.
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EPA Awards $25 Million to Improve Air Quality
Over the course of five years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $25 million to the Health Effects Institute (HEI) to help address the latest challenges to improving air quality and protecting health
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EPA Awards $7 Million to Study Effects of Pollution Exposures and Social Stressors on Communities: Research grants aim to gather comprehensive community wide data on human health impacts
As part of the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) research grants program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $7 million to fund cumulative human health risk assessment research.
[Read More]

Past Events

Webinar: EPA SBIR Program - December 8, 2011

Workshop on Biological Interactions between Social Stressors and Environmental Hazards at Society for Risk Analysis - December 4, 2011

National SBIR Fall Conference - November 6 - 9, 2011

Working Toward Achieving Environmental Justice through Scientific Enterprise, Policy Action, and Community Empowerment - November 1, 2011

Water and Energy Nexus Technology Innovation Forum - October 5 - 6, 2011

Promoting Healthy Communities: Developing and Exploring Linkages between Public Health Indicators, Exposure, and Hazard Data - September 26 - 27, 2011

Consequences of Global Climate Change: Water Quality Impacts, Ecological Impacts & Nonlinear Responses - September 20 - 22, 2011

2011 EPA STAR Graduate Fellowship Conference - September 19 - 20, 2011

Webinar on EPA/ORD's Grant Competition Process: Research and Demonstration of Innovative Drinking Water Treatment Technologies in Small Systems - July 13, 2011

Webinar on EPA/ORD's Grant Competition Process: Research and Demonstration of Innovative Drinking Water Treatment Technologies in Small Systems - July 6, 2011

Webinar on EPA/ORD's Grant Competition Process: Research and Demonstration of Innovative Drinking Water Treatment Technologies in Small Systems - June 29, 2011

Cumulative Impacts on Health: New Community-Based Research Projects, Part 2 - June 16, 2011

U.S. EPA/ORD Behavioral/Social Sciences Town Hall Meeting- June 7 – 8, 2011

Environmental Nanotechnology: Life Cycle Perspectives of Nanostructured Materials: Synthesis, Characterization & Risk Assessment for Public Health- May 29 - June 3, 2011

7th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo - April 16 - 17, 2011

SBIR National Conference - April 10 - 13, 2011

Clean Air Research "New" Centers Kick-Off Meeting - April 7 - 8, 2011

SBIR and State Funding Opportunities & Proposal Preparation Workshop - March 28, 2011

SBIR Phase I Kick-Off Meeting - March 22, 2011

SBIR Regional Conference - March 7, 2011

Computational Toxicology Tools for Risk Assessment Workshop - February 8, 2011

EPA Integrated Modeling to Characterize Climate Change Impacts and Support Decision Making Workshop - February 1-2, 2011

2011 U.S. EPA Benefits of Environmental Information Disclosure Meeting - January 18, 2011

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