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Release: March 20, 2001

CHEEC seeking proposals for seed grant program

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC) at The University of Iowa is accepting research proposals for its seed grant program for the 2001 spring semester.

The submission deadline for all proposals is 5 p.m. April 16. Awards will be announced by May 31.

CHEEC seed grants are reserved for projects that encourage the growth or development of original lines of environmental research, provide for public education or expand the knowledge base of the environmental health community. Faculty of public or private universities or colleges in Iowa, researchers and educators affiliated with state environmental or health agencies, and other qualified researchers and educators are encouraged to apply.

CHEEC supports and conducts environmental health research relating to environmental toxins. Its mission is to determine the levels of environmental contamination specifically associated with human health effects.

Up to $60,000 is available for the spring grant period. The maximum amount for research projects is $20,000 annually. The grants cover one year.

For more information about CHEEC and its seed grant program, contact David Riley at (319) 335-4016, or visit the CHEEC homepage at http://www.cheec.uiowa.edu.

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