About the National Center for Environmental Research (NCER)
What We Do
EPA’s National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) supports funding for high-quality research by the nation's leading scientists and engineers that will improve the scientific basis for decisions on national environmental issues. NCER supports leading edge extramural research in exposure, effects, risk assessment and risk management by managing funding competitions through the agency’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR), People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3), STAR and Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships, and Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Programs. Research Funding Opportunities
Research Funding Programs Managed by NCER
- Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program
- Fellowships programs:
NCER is divided into three divisions and an immediate office.
- Immediate Office
- Policy, Planning and Review Division
- Applied Science and Education Division
- Water, Health and Innovation Division
James H. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D., Director
James Gentry, Acting Deputy Center Director
- Phone: 202-564-4309
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Darrell Winner, Senior Science Advisor
- Phone: 202-564-6759
- Email: email@example.com
Policy, Planning and Review Division (PPRD)
Acting PPRD Division Director: Lisa Doucet
- Phone: 202-564-4271
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What We Do: PPRD manages the external peer review of research applications, human subjects review, quality assurance, extramural management and budget coordination.
Acting ASED Division Director: Sylvana Li
- Phone: 202-564-7634
- Email: email@example.com
What We Do: ASED manages NCER’s external research programs for Air, Global Climate, Ecology, and Water. ASED prepares solicitations in these research areas and manages grants issued under these solicitations.
Water, Health and Innovation Division (WHID)
Acting WHID Division Director: April Richards
- Phone: 202-564-6462
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What We Do: WHID manages NCER’s external research programs for Safe and Sustainable Water Resources, Sustainable and Healthy Communities, Small Business Innovation Research, and People, Prosperity, and the Planet. WHID prepares solicitations in these research areas and manages grants issued under these solicitations.