EPA sponsors nanomaterial research

July 11, 2003 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is sponsoring research on potential health and environmental effects from nanomaterials.

The EPA announced in a news release that it is accepting applications for research proposals focusing on the potential toxicity of and exposure to manufactured nanomaterials. About $4 million in grants will be awarded through the agency’s Science to Achieve Results program, which funds research through a competitive application process and independent peer review, the release said.

The deadline for submitting proposals is Dec. 11.


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