Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Research Program - #66.509
To (1) support research to determine the environmental and human health effects of air quality, drinking water, water quality, hazardous waste, toxic substances, and pesticides; (2) identify, develop, and demonstrate effective pollution control techniques; and (3) support research to explore and develop strategies and mechanisms for those in the social, governmental, and environmental arenas to use in environmental management decisions. Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2010: The STAR Program will fund the highest quality academic research in the following priority areas: (1) Air Quality: Exploring New Air Pollution Health Effects Links in Existing Datasets; Coarse Particulate Matter Research; Dynamic Air Quality Management; Investigation of Black Carbon's Role in Global to Local Scale Climate and Air Quality; Air Research Monitoring; Impact of Extreme Events on Air Quality and Water Quality in the U.S. from Global Change. (2) Human Health: Environmental Factors in the School Environment Influencing Children's Health and Performance; Tribal Environmental Health Science; Understanding Day Care Environments of Children; Children's Health Coordinating Center; Novel Approaches for Assessing Exposure for School-Aged Children in Longitudinal Studies. (3) Drinking Water: Modeling and Measurement Approaches; Hydraulic Fracturing Research. (4) Endocrine Disruptors/Biotechnology/Computational Toxicology: Approaches to Assessing Potential Food Allergy from Genetically Engineered Plants; Computational Toxicology- Biologically Based Multiscale Tissue Modeling; Developing Integrated Evaluation Strategies for Improving Assessment and Management Methods for Chemical Safety; Innovative Treatment Designs and Technologies Approaches for Mitigating EDCs and Other Chemical Contaminants from Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems; Development and Evaluation of High Throughput Screening (HTS) Tools and Approaches for Ecological Organisms. (5) Nanotechnology: Increasing Scientific Data on the Fate, Transport and Behavior of Engineered Nanomaterials in Selected Environmental and Biological Matrices; Exposure of Engineered Nanomaterials. (6) Sustainability: Sustainable Chesapeake-A Collaborative Approach to Urban Stormwater Management; Center for Life Cycle Chemical Safety; Center for Sustainable Molecular Design; Collaborative Center for Sustainability (CNS). (7) Water Quality: BP Oil Spill. In addition to the solicitations identified above, other solicitations may be announced in the coming year. Please check the NCER website: http://www.epa.gov/ncer for an updated listing of all solicitations.
(Project Grants) FY 09 $50,600,000; FY 10 $52,000,000; FY 11 $73,200,000
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