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Forms and Standard Instructions Download Page: for STAR & P3 Grants and STAR & GRO Fellowships

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  • Note to all prospective applicants requiring multiple Current and Pending Support Form pages:
    Due to a limitation in Adobe Acrobat's forms functionality, additional pages cannot be directly inserted into the original PDF form and preserve the form data on the subsequent pages. Multiple page form submissions can be created in Acrobat 8 and later using the "PDF Package" option in the "Create PDF from Multiple Files" function. If you have an earlier version of Adobe Standard or Professional, applicants will need to convert each PDF page of the form to an EPS (Encapsulated Post Script) file before creating the PDF for submission.   The following steps will allow applicants with earlier versions of Adobe Standard or Professional to create a PDF package:
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    4. Open Acrobat Professional, and combine the individual pages into a combined PDF file.

How to Apply

All grant, fellowship, and/or SBIR contract research funding opportunities competed through the NCER site are done through specific solicitation announcements or Requests for Applications (RFAs). Any application submitted to NCER must be in response to an open solicitation.

Please refer to our open solicitations on our Funding Opportunities page or through the right sidebar of our home page. Follow the application instructions on the particular solicitation you are responding to. Each solicitation may have its own specific set of application instructions and where appropriate, will link you back to various forms on this page.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for additional guidance about the application process.

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FORMS REQUIRED WITH STAR AND GRO GRADUATE/UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS
EPA Fellowship Application (Form 5770-2) PDF (4 pp, 279 K)
EPA Key Contacts STAR and GRO Fellowship Form PDF (1 pp, 30 K)
*Note: The Key Contacts form is for Fellowship Pre-Applications

FORMS REQUIRED WITH STAR GRANT OR EPA P3 PROGRAM APPLICATIONS
SF424 Application for Federal Assistance PDF (6 pp, 265 K)
SF424 Instructions PDF (2 pp, 66 K)
Key Contacts (Form 5700-54) - includes Additional Contacts Form PDF (2 pp, 132 K)
424A Budget Information - Non-Construction Programs PDF (1 pp, 314 K)
424A Budget Information - Non-Construction Programs - Instructions PDF (1 pp, 61 K)
Current and Pending Support Form (NCER Form 5) PDF (1 pp, 92 K)
NCER STAR Grant Abstract with Suggested Keywords PDF (2 pp, 35 K)
P3 Abstract Format with Suggested Keywords PDF (4 pp, 50 K)

FORMS REQUIRED DURING AWARD/NEGOTIATION STAGE
All of the above, and:  
424B Assurances - Non Construction Programs PDF (2 pp, 95 K)
Certification for Lobbying (Form 6600-06) PDF (1 pp, 431 K)
Preaward Compliance Review Report (Form 4700-4) PDF (2 pp, 140 K)

GUIDANCE
Guidance on Satisfying EPA Quality System Requirements for STAR Grants PDF (20 pp, 115 K)
Sustainability Primer version 9 PDF (1 pp, 196 K)
Sustainability Primer version 7 PDF (1 pp, 193 K)

MISCELLANEOUS
NCER Community-Engaged Research (CEnR) Primer PDF (4 pp, 51 K)

 

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