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Supporting high quality research by the nation's leading scientists and engineers to improve EPA's scientific basis for decisions on national environmental issues. EPA supports leading edge extramural research in exposure, effects, risk assessment, and risk management through competitions for STAR grants, fellowships, and research contracts under the Small Business Innovative Research Program.


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  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced up to $15,000 for each of 42 student teams to pursue projects that deliver sustainable, alternative approaches to address environmental challenges as part of EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) program. [Read More]
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Extramural Research in the News
Water Quality Benefits
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research to advance knowledge of how changes in water quality, including incremental or step improvements, can be valued at appropriate spatial scales using advanced non-use valuation methods for the Nation’s inland fresh water small streams, lakes and rivers, estuaries, coastal waters, and the Great Lakes. For purposes of this Request for Applications (RFA), small streams are defined as streams that are perennial and wadeable. (CFDA) Number: 66.509
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Cooperative Training Partnership in Environmental Health Sciences Research
EPA’s ORD seeks applications to enter into cooperative agreements that will provide training opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows on-site at one of the EPA/ORD National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory's (NHEERL) Health Divisions, located at Research Triangle Park and/or Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or Ecology Divisions located at Gulf Breeze, Florida; Corvallis, Oregon; Newport, Oregon; Duluth, Minnesota; Narragansett, Rhode Island; and Grosse Ile, Michigan. (CFDA) Number: 66.511
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P3 Logo 12th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of the P3-People, Prosperity and the Planet Award Program, is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. (CFDA) Number: 66.516
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The SimpleWater company got their start as an EPA P3 team Local Water Woes, No More? Advancing Safe Drinking Water Technology
A group of former Berkeley student P3 Award winners now own a company called SimpleWater.  SimpleWater recently received a Phase One SBIR contract from EPA and aims to commercialize their Aresenic removal technology and bring their track record of success in Bangladesh and India to help Americans who may be at risk from arsenic exposure in their drinking water.
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buildingOS Lucid Provides Energy Reduction Software to DC Government
Earlier this year, Lucid, a 2014 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Small Business Innovation Research award recipient, announced that the District of Columbia (D.C.) government was using Lucid’s BuildingOS® software in order to reach an energy reduction target of 20 percent in 20 months. (CFDA: 66.509)
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