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
Mary-Ellen Radzikowski, Acting Director
- Phone: 202-564-4137
- Email: Radzikowski.Maryellen@epa.gov
James Gentry, Acting Deputy Center Director
- Phone: 202-564-4309
- Email: email@example.com
Policy, Planning and Review Division (PPRD)
Acting PPRD Division Director: Lisa Doucett
- Phone: 202-564-4271
- Email: Doucet.Lisa@epa.gov
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: Vito Ilacqua
- Phone: 202-564-4512
- Email: Ilacqua.Vito@epa.gov
What We Do: ASED manages NCER’s external research programs for Air, Global Climate, Ecology, and Fellowship programs. ASED prepares solicitations in these research areas and manages grants issued under these solicitations.
Water, Health and Innovation Division (WHID)
WHID Division Director: Sylvana Li
- Phone: 202-564-7634
- 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.