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EPA Announces New Fellowship Opportunities in Research

Release Date: 08/22/2003
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Suzanne Ackerman 202-564-7819/

(08/22/03) EPA announced today that approximately 50 new fellowships will be awarded for research in environmentally related fields of study, primarily to encourage the pursuit of advanced degrees and careers. The announcement was made by Dr. Paul Gilman, Assistant Administrator for Research and Development and the Agency’s Science Advisor. The awards will be made under the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program. The deadline for preliminary applications is Nov. 20. Awards from this selection process should be made by July 23, 2004, for the Fall 2004 term. Based on the projected FY 2004 budget, approximately 50 fellowship grants should be awarded. Students conducting environmental research in the physical, biological and social sciences and engineering are eligible to apply. Fellowships of as much as $37,000 per year will be awarded based on tuition, fees and authorized expenses. Candidates for master’s degrees can qualify for support for as much as two years of study; doctoral candidates can be supported for a maximum of three years, available over a four-year period. Applicants must be citizens of the United States, its territories or its possessions or be lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. Green card holders must include the card identification in their preliminary application. Information on STAR fellowships is available at: . Application information can be found at: .