University of Iowa News Release
Sept. 28, 2005
CHEEC Seeks Proposals For Fiscal Year 2006 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 seed grant program.
The submission deadline for research proposals is 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7. Awards will be announced by Dec. 30.
Research seed grants are intended for pilot studies that stimulate the growth and development of innovative lines of environmental health research. Faculty, staff and students of colleges or universities in Iowa, as well as researchers and educators affiliated with state environmental or health agencies, are encouraged to apply. In fiscal year 2006, $120,000 is available for research projects. The maximum award is $30,000 annually. The awards cover one year.
Submissions for environmental health education grants will be accepted anytime and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. A total of $5,000 is available in FY 2006 for education projects, with a maximum award of $2,500. These awards have funded conferences, workshops, environmental fairs and education pamphlets.
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.
STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178
MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, (319) 335-8032, email@example.com.