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EPA announces STAR fellowships for grad environmental study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master’s and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 120 new fellowships by June 30, 2010. Master’s level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of four years. The fellowship program provides up to $37,000 per year of support per fellowship.

There’s good news for green building/infrastructure from this year’s EPA Graduate Fellowship program. Although it doesn’t match NSF’s $67M, 1700 Fellowship program, EPA’s $4.5M is up to 120 Fellowships, compared with 32 in 2008 and 20 last year There’s a major Science and Technology for Sustainability makeover, with separate categories for Green Engineering/Building/Chemistry/Materials; Energy; and Environmental Behavior and Decision Making.

See epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2009/2009_star_gradfellow.html for the solicitation.

NOTE: While the solicitation deadline is Oct. 22, these fellowship proposals must be routed for campus approval prior to submission. If you are interested in submitting an application for this opportunity, please contact Becky Bound, (608) 265-8443 or rbound@cals.wisc.edu, in the CALS Research Division as soon as possible for assistance with this process.

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