EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study
Open: March 30, 2015
Closing: May 19, 2015, 11:59:59 PM ET
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 34 new fellowships for undergraduate environmental study. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship.
Specific Areas of Interest: This RFA solicits applications from students interested in environmentally-related study and problem solving in a variety of environmentally-related areas which are described below. By providing financial support across disciplines, EPA expects to continue to assist in increasing the nation's environmental workforce and the ability to produce leading edge research, and in advancing the nation's research and development enterprise.
· Natural and Life Sciences
· Environmental Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs
· Social Sciences
· Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences
· Mathematics and Computer Science
Special Requirements: This solicitation provides the opportunity for the submission of applications for projects that may involve human subjects research. Human subjects research supported by the EPA is governed by EPA Regulation 40 CFR Part 26 (Protection of Human Subjects). This includes the Common Rule at subpart A and prohibitions and additional protections for pregnant women and fetuses, nursing women, and children at subparts B, C, and D. Research meeting the regulatory definition of intentional exposure research found in subpart B is prohibited by that subpart in pregnant women, nursing women, and children.
Research meeting the regulatory definition of observational research found in subparts C and D is subject to the additional protections found in those subparts for pregnant women and fetuses (subpart C) and children (subpart D). All applications must include a Human Subjects Research Statement (HSRS, as described in Section IV.B. Item 6 of this solicitation), and if the project involves human subjects research, it will be subject to an additional level of review prior to funding decisions being made as described in Sections V.C and V.D of this solicitation. Additional information can be found in Section I.A of the full announcement.
More information: To apply for this solicitation, go to: http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2015/2015_gro_undergrad.html
Program Contact: Georgette Boddie (email@example.com); phone: 703-347-8049
Eligibility Contact: Ron Josephson (firstname.lastname@example.org); phone: 703-308-0442
Electronic Submissions Contact: Debra M. Jones (email@example.com); phone: 703-347-8081