Program Details – GRO (Undergrad) http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2012/2012_gro_undergrad.html http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2012/2012_gro_undergrad.html Last two years of undergraduate study Students must attend a GRO eligible institution (<$35M in R&D) Provides up to $48,900 over 2 yrs Up to $10,000 for tuition and fees $7,200/yr = stipend $2,500/yr = expense allowance $9,500 = 12 wk summer internship 40 selected in Fall 2011 2012 Topic Areas Natural and Life Sciences Environmental Science and Interdisciplinary Engineering Social Sciences and Decision Making Physical Sciences Mathematics and Computer Science
Program Details – STAR (Graduate) http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2012/2012_star_gradfellow.html http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2012/2012_star_gradfellow.html 2-yr financial support for students for Master’s students 3-yr financial support for Doctoral students Provides up to $42,000/yr Up to $12,000/ yr for tuition and fees $25,000/yr = stipend $5,000/yr = expenses 110 selected Fall 2011 80 – 100 for Fall 2012
2012 STAR Fellowship Categories Clean Air Global Change Green Energy/Natural Resources Production & Use Green Engineering/Building/Chemical Products & Processes/Materials Development Nanotechnology Pesticides and Toxic Substances Public Health Risk Assessment and Risk Management Aquatic Systems Ecology Terrestrial Systems Soil and Plant Ecology Terrestrial Systems Animal Ecology Built Environment and Land use Tribes and American Indian /Alaska Native/Pacific Islander Communities Drinking Water Coastal & Estuarine Processes Hydrogeology & Surface Water Information Science Social Sciences Environmental Entrepreneurship
STAR Fellowship Categories + Agriculture Information Science Social sciences – communities, farmers, GMOs Clean Air – CAFO issues Global Change – precipitation patterns, storms Green Energy – biofuels, wind farms, fracking Green Materials Pesticides Public Health – allergenicity in foods Drinking water – use Coastal – ecosystem impacts Hydro & surface water – impairment Ecology – ecosystem impacts Land use Tribal communities
Review Criteria for External Peer Review: Criteria I. Comment on the Scientific Merit of the Applicant's Proposed Area of Inquiry. Criteria II. Comment on the Applicant's Demonstrated Commitment to an Environmental Career. Criteria III. Comment on the Potential for Broader Societal Impacts. Criteria for Internal Programmatic Review: Comment on the Relevance to EPA's Mission of Protecting Human Health and the Environment. Comment on the Potential for Broader Environmental Application.
Outcomes – case studies Dr. Ashanti Johnson Turner (Education impact) http://www.epa.gov/ncer/events/news/2009/07_10_09_feature.html Dr. Cyrus Wadia (Economic and Energy impact) http://www.cyruswadia.com/prof/Home.html http://www.cyruswadia.com/prof/Home.html Dr. Erica Holloman (Community based & EJ impact) http://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/holloman_epa_car e_grant.php http://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/holloman_epa_car e_grant.php