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Author Topic: NCER grants for interdisciplinary centers to design next generation chemicals  (Read 1459 times)
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« on: January 06, 2012, 01:14:20 pm »

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) grant announcements:

Title: Centers for Material Life Cycle Safety
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2012/2012_star_lifecycle.html
Open Date: 12/27/2011 - Close Date: 04/25/2012
Summary: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to
Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for an
interdisciplinary center focused on the application of a life cycle
perspective towards the development of materials. The aim of the center will
be to develop methodologies and practices for materials design which applies a
holistic perspective. This holistic approach to design, which considers all
the stages of a materialís life cycle, provides an opportunity to produce
materials which minimize, and preferably eliminate, any associated potential
environmental and human health impacts that may occur during the life cycle.

Title: Centers for Sustainable Molecular Design
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2012/2012_star_molecular_design.html
Open Date: 12/27/2011 - Close Date: 04/25/2012
Summary: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to
Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for an interdisciplinary center focusing on the sustainable molecular design of chemicals. The aim of the center will be to develop a set of parameters and strategies that will establish design criteria regarding the properties of chemicals that will lead to the development of intrinsically less hazardous substances when compared to those currently used in society. These newly acquired criteria and design principles will direct researchers towards the generation of novel chemicals that will minimize, and preferably eliminate, associated potential environmental and human health impacts that may occur during the life cycle of that chemical. The advent of these novel chemicals and their respective discovery of correlations between a chemical's inherent properties and their adverse impacts require the development of improved methods for the design of next generation chemicals.


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