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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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EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research team at the conference. EPA Blog: Seeding Environmental Innovation
April Richards, program manager for EPA’s SBIR program, shares her experiences at the 2015 National SBIR/STTR Conference and meeting environmental entrepreneurs. [Read More]


Microlith® Reactor prototypes and hot vibration operation U.S. EPA SBIR Award Recipient Receives 2015 Tibbetts Award
Precision Combustion Inc. (PCI), a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award recipient in 1990, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2013 and 2014, received the 2015 Tibbetts Award for developing and manufacturing advanced performance catalytic reactors and systems for energy, defense and environmental applications.[Read More]


Pregnant Woman Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollutants Raises Risk of ADHD-Related Problems in Childhood
Researchers at the EPA/NIEHS Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) recently found that prenatal exposure to air pollutants can increase the risk of behavioral problems related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. (CFDA: 66.509)
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