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Funding and Research Collaboration Opportunities

chemical structure of Ethynylestradiol

Ethinyl[ethynyl] estradiol (EE2) is a more potent, synthetic version of the natural estrogenic sex steroid estradiol (E2), used in birth control medications.

Even though it is extensively removed by sewage treatment, very low concentrations that persist in the environment (at the part-per-trillion level -- nanograms per liter) can impart hormonal effects in aquatic organisms.

A variety of avenues exist for students, postdoctoral scientists, and established scientists to pursue both funded and volunteer research in environmental science; at times there are even opportunities that specifically target the topic of PPCPs in the environment. Presented below are some of the more common mechanisms allowing pursuit of research under the auspices of, or in collaboration with, U.S. EPA scientists.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Funded Opportunities

[also see: "The Measure of STAR: Review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Research Grants Program," Committee to Review EPA's Research Grants Program, National Research Council, National Academies Press, 2003, 190 pp.]

Note also that there are numerous other programs (not directly affiliated with the EPA) that support students in environmental research. Some examples include:

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