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  • New Methods in 21st Century Exposure Science
    EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program is seeking applications proposing innovative research to advance methods for characterizing real-world human exposure to chemicals associated with consumer products in indoor environments. (CFDA: 66.509) [Read More]
  • Susceptibility and Variability in Human Response to Chemical Exposure
    EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program is seeking applications proposing research to study life stage and/or genetic susceptibility in order to better characterize the sources of human variability in response to chemical exposure. (CFDA: 66.509) [Read More]
  • Healthy Schools: Environmental Factors, Children’s Health and Performance, and Sustainable Building Practices
    EPA's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program is seeking applications proposingresearch that will inform school (K-12 educational facilities) building design, construction and operation practices in order to foster safe and healthy school environments and maximize student achievement and teacher and staff effectiveness. (CFDA: 66.509) [Read More]

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