The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for research in development of high-throughput assays for use in analyzing chemicals or mixtures of chemicals to explain how exposure can be causally related to adverse, apical outcomes related to development and reproduction. These applications can address toxicity modulated by chemical effects on the endocrine system or via a variety of other pathways. Assay systems of interest are those relevant to humans and other species relevant to human health and/or ecological risk assessment.
It is anticipated that a total of approximately $10.8 million will be awarded under this announcement, depending on the availability of funds and quality of applications received. The EPA anticipates funding approximately nine awards, including one early career award, under this RFA. Requests for amounts in excess of a total of $1.2 million including direct and indirect costs, will not be considered. The total project period requested in an application submitted for this RFA may not exceed three years.
For more information, please see the EPA web site at:http://epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2011/2011_star_comptox.html
The application period closes May 5, 2011.