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Release: Sept. 28, 2001

CHEEC seeks proposals for 2002 seed grant program

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC) at the University of Iowa is accepting research and education proposals for its 2002 seed grant program.

The submission deadline for all proposals is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 in order to be considered. Awards will be announced by Dec. 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.

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/.