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EPA's Region 6 Office

Serving: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations

Grant Opportunities

STAR Grant Proposals

NCER's Science to Achieve Results or STAR program funds research grants and graduate fellowships in numerous environmental science and engineering disciplines through a competitive solicitation process and independent peer review. The program engages the nation's best scientists and engineers in targeted research that complements EPA's own outstanding intramural research program and those of our partners in other federal agencies. STAR research is funded through Requests for Applications (RFAs) that are derived from the Research Strategic Plan and from research plans for specific topics developed by Research. RFAs are prepared in cooperation with other parts of the Agency and concentrate on areas of special significance to the EPA mission. STAR RFAs have focused on air toxics, health effects of particulate matter, drinking water, water quality, global change, ecosystem assessment and restoration, human health risk assessment, endocrine disrupting chemicals, pollution prevention and new technologies, children's environmental health, economics and decision sciences, computational toxicology, nanotechnology, and biomarkers. To view current and upcoming RFAs, please visit EPA's Funding Opportunities web page.

STAR Fellowships

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. The goal of the fellowship program is to encourage promising students to obtain advanced degrees and pursue careers in an environmental field. This goal is consistent with the mission of EPA, which is to provide leadership in the nation's environmental science, research, education, assessment, restoration, preservation, pollution prevention and sustainability efforts. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of five years. The fellowship program provides up to $42,000 per year of support per fellowship. For additional information on the STAR Fellowship program, STAR Fellowship solicitation dates, eligibility, forms and additional information, please visit EPA's Fellowships web page.

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