Title: Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for
Graduate Environmental Study (NCER)

Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency

SYNOPSIS:
The sponsor offers graduate fellowships for master's and doctoral
level students in environmentally related fields of study. The
sponsor plans to award approximately fifty new fellowships. Master's
level students may receive support for a maximum of two years.
Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, with
funding available, under certain circumstances, over a period of four
years. The fellowship program provides up to $37,000 per year of
support.


Deadline(s): 11/23/2004
Established Date: 11/08/1996
Follow-Up Date: 08/01/2005
Review Date: 08/31/2004

Contact: Stephanie Willett

Address: National Center for Environmental Research
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460
U.S.A.
E-mail: willett.stephanie@epa.gov

Program URL: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2004/2005_star_grad_fellow.html
Tel: 202-343-9737
Fax:
Deadline Ind: Receipt
Deadline Open: No

Award Type(s): Fellowship
Training/Professional Development


Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution:
U.S.A. Citizenship (including U.S. Territories)
U.S. Permanent Resident

Locations Tenable: Any/No Restrictions


Appl Type(s): Graduate Student


Target Group(s): NONE
Funding Limit: $37,000 YEAR
Duration: 3 YEAR(s)
Indirect Costs: Unspecified
Cost Sharing: No
Sponsor Type: Federal


Geo. Restricted: NO RESTRICTIONS

CFDA#: 66.514

OBJECTIVES:
The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage promising
students to obtain advanced degrees and pursue careers in
environmentally related fields. This goal is consistent with the
mission of the sponsor, which is to provide leadership in the nation's
environmental science, research, education, assessment, restoration,
and preservation efforts. This program will benefit both the public
and private sectors which will need a steady stream of well-trained
environmental specialists if society is to meet the environmental
challenges of the future.


ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be citizens of the United States or its territories
or possessions, or be lawfully admitted to the United States for
permanent residence. Students do not need to be enrolled in or
formally accepted in a full-time graduate program at the time they
apply for a fellowship, but proof of enrollment or acceptance must be
produced prior to the award of the fellowship. Students must attend a
fully accredited U.S. college or university. Students must be
pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in an environmentally related
field of specialization. Students who have completed more than one
year in the master's program or four years in the doctoral program are
not eligible. Students enrolled in a master's program, however, may
apply for a doctoral fellowship. Employees of the U.S. government
must be able to prove separation from federal service before accepting
this fellowship.


FUNDING
The term of a graduate fellowship is negotiated with students and
customarily covers a period of 9 to 12 months for each fellowship
year. Students seeking a master's degree may be supported for a
maximum of two years. Students seeking doctoral degrees may receive
support for a maximum of three years, available over a period of four
years.

The fellowship provides up to $37,000 per year of support. A
maximum of $74,000 will be provided for master's fellows (two years)
and up to $111,000 (three years) will be provided to doctoral
students. The $37,000 annual support covers stipend, tuition, and
expenses as follows:

Stipends -- For the 2005-2006 academic year these will be $20,000
for 12-month tenures and prorated monthly at a maximum of $1,667 for
shorter periods. Funds for unused months are forfeited. Stipends are
paid directly to the Fellow. At its discretion, each fellowship
institution may supplement a Fellow's stipend from institutional funds
in accordance with the supplementation policy of the institution.

Tuition and Academic Fees -- Up to $12,000 per year will be paid
directly to the institution. For the purposes of this fellowship,
health insurance is not considered to be an academic fee. Health
insurance costs may, however, be paid from the expense budget.

Expense Allowance -- Up to $5,000 will be provided to pay for items
and activities for the direct benefit of the student's education and
research, such as for health insurance, books, supplies, data
analysis, publication costs, equipment (e.g., computers), travel to
technical and scientific meetings, and domestic and international
travel required to conduct the proposed research. Specific
instructions regarding the disbursement and management of the expense
allowance will be provided during the award process. (cmb)

KEYWORDS:
ENGINEERING
Environmental Engineering
Biological Sciences
Environmental Studies
Physical Sciences
BEHAVIORAL/SOCIAL SCIENCES