Financial Support for Undergraduate Studies in Environmental Sciences, National Center for Environmental Research

Potential funding opportunity for talented undergraduates:

Financial Support for Undergraduate Studies in Environmental Sciences is
available from the National Center for Environmental Research, a unit of the
EPA Office of Research and Development, which is seeking applications for
its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For Undergraduate
Environmental Study. This fellowship program forms part of efforts to ensure
that the United States meets its current and projected human resource needs
in the environmental science, engineering, and policy fields. The six
specific areas of interest are: Natural and Life Sciences; Environmental
Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs ; Engineering; Social Sciences;
Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences; and Mathematics and Computer Science.
EPA expects to award approximately 40 new fellowships in the summer of 2013.
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. Applications are due by December 5, 2012.
The October 1, 2012 EPA Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement is posted at:
http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2013/2013_gro_undergrad.html
The October 2, 2012 EPA Grant Notices are posted at the Web addresses listed
below:
EPA-F2013U-GRO-P1 – Natural and Life Sciences
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=203073
EPA-F2013U-GRO-P2
– Environmental Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=203074
EPA-F2013U-GRO-P3
– Engineering
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=203075
EPA-F2013U-GRO-P4
– Social Sciences
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=203093
EPA-F2013U-GRO-Q1
– Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=203113
EPA-F2013U-GRO-Q2
– Mathematics and Computer Science
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=203114
Any questions about the undergraduate fellowship program may be directed to
Georgette Boddie at 703 347 8049; email: Boddie.Georgette@EPA.gov
Summary:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Center for
Environmental Research (NCER), invites applications for the Greater Research
Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for undergraduate environmentally-related
study for bachelor¹s level students. The deadline for receipt of
applications is December 5, 2012. Subject to availability of funding, the
quality of applications received and other applicable considerations, the
Agency plans to award approximately 40 new fellowships in the summer of
2013. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per year of academic support and
$8,600 for internship support for a combined total of up to $50,000 over the
life of the fellowship. The GRO program enhances and supports quality
environmental education for undergraduates, and thereby encourages them to
continue their education beyond the baccalaureate level, and pursue careers
in environmentally-related fields, such as biology, health, the social
sciences, and engineering. The actual amount awarded per year will vary
depending on the amount of tuition and fees and the number of months the
stipend is required. This fellowship is intended to help defray costs
associated with environmentally-oriented study leading to a bachelor¹s
degree.
EPA recognizes that scientific, technical, engineering and mathematical
(STEM) competence is essential to the Nation¹s future well-being in terms of
national security and competitive economic advantage. For instance, the
health and vitality of the economy is predicated, in part, on the
availability of an adequate supply of scientists, technicians, engineers and
mathematicians, to develop innovative technologies and solutions. In other
words, this country must engage all available minds to address the
challenges it faces. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities
historically have been under-represented in the STEM fields. For this
reason, EPA strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with
disabilities to apply.
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Note: Your application should describe the relationship of these topic areas
to the statutorily required purpose of pollution prevention and/or control.
EPA-F2013U-GRO-P1 Natural and Life Sciences
(Includes pollution prevention and/or control-related study in Biology,
Ecology, Microbiology, Molecular Sciences, etc.)
EPA-F2013U-GRO-P2 Environmental Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs
(Includes pollution prevention and/or control-related study in Environmental
Studies, Urban Sustainability and Land Use Planning, Environmental Health,
Environmental Policy, Environmental Education, Native/Tribal Environmental
Science, etc.)
EPA-F2013U-GRO-P3 Engineering
(Includes pollution prevention and/or control-related study in Environmental
Engineering, Waste Management, Green Building Engineering, Biotechnology,
etc.)
EPA-F2013U-GRO-P4 Social Sciences
(Includes pollution prevention and/or control-related study in Economics,
International Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology,
Environmental Justice, etc.)
EPA-F2013U-GRO-Q1 Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences
(Includes pollution prevention and/or control-related study in Atmospheric
Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Biogeochemistry, Water Quality,
etc.)
EPA-F2013U-GRO-Q2 Mathematics and Computer Science
(Includes pollution prevention and/or control-related study in Environmental
Information Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Bioinformatics, etc.

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