Posted: November 9, 2009

EPA funding opportunity: Improving data on fate and behavior of engineered nanomaterials

(Nanowerk News) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), are seeking applications proposing research to provide data that improves the scientific understanding of fate/transport and behavior of engineered nanomaterials: "Increasing Scientific Data on the Fate, Transport and Behavior of Engineered Nanomaterials in Selected Environmental and Biological Matrices".
Solicitation Opening Date: November 6, 2009
Solicitation Closing Date: February 2, 2010, 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time
Funding Opportunity Description
The sponsors of this request for applications (RFA) are interested in supporting fundamental and applied research related to engineered nanomaterials in the following two areas:
1. Evaluation of potential exposures to engineered nanomaterials including an exploration of environmental and biological fate, transport, and transformation of these materials throughout their lifetimes; and
2. Increasing the scientific understanding of engineered nanoscale additives and ingredients intentionally introduced into food matrices for delivery of important micronutrients and modification of sensory attributes.
Applications must address one of these two areas.
Fostering international research collaboration is one aim of this solicitation and international research collaboration is encouraged.
Source: EPA