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Release: Sept. 25, 2002

CHEEC seeks proposals for 2003 seed grant program

The Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC) at the University of Iowa is accepting research and education proposals for its fiscal year 2003 seed grant program.

The submission deadline for all research proposals is 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in order to be considered. Awards will be announced by Dec. 31.

Research seed grants are reserved for projects that encourage the growth or development of original lines of environmental research 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 are encouraged to apply.

Submissions for education grants will be accepted anytime and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. There is $5,000 available in fiscal year 2003, with a maximum award of $2,500.

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 www.cheec.uiowa.edu/.