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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 1, 2003

CHEEC Seeks Proposals For 2004 Seed Grant Program

The University of Iowa Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC) is accepting research and education proposals for its fiscal year 2004 seed grant program.

The submission deadline for research proposals is 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, in order to be considered.

Research seed grants are reserved for projects that encourage the growth or development of original lines of environmental research. Grants are intended to fulfill the education and research missions of Iowa colleges and universities by promoting the involvement of students in research activities. The maximum award for research grants is $25,000.

Submissions for education grants will be accepted anytime and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. A total of $3,000 is available in fiscal year 2004, 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 http://www.cheec.uiowa.edu.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5135 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032, david-pedersen@uiowa.edu