The U.S. EPA today announced plans for a new program of grants and
fellowships for environmental research to be carried out by U.S.
The new program will double the Agency's existing research grants
program in fiscal 1995 with the addition of $22 million.
Greater interaction with the university scientific community is an
integral part of EPA's commitment to seek the best talent to develop and
maintain the Agency's scientific excellence. Universities are a proven
source of expertise and innovative ideas on environmental research.
EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) will be soliciting
applications from universities and not-for-profit, research-intensive
institutions. EPA will work with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to
jointly solicit and evaluate proposals.
The augmented grants program will fund research in the areas of
ecosystems, environmental technologies, global change and socio-economic
ORD will also seek applications from graduate students under a new
fellowship program for environmentally-related studies. ORD expects to
issue 100 fellowships totalling $4 to $5 million in fiscal 1995. The
fellowships will provide two-year support for masters students, and three-
year support for students in a doctoral program.
The program was created to support the development of a new generation
of experts with the training and skills to address increasingly complex
Solicitations for the fellowships will be issued in mid-December 1994,
and solicitations for the grants will be issued in early January 1995. For
additional information about these initiatives, call the EPA Office of
Research and Development at 202-260-7473.