Research Grants/Fellowships/SBIR

Research Centers

NCER periodically establishes both STAR and non-STAR (Congressional line item) research centers. STAR research centers are competed to achieve a long-term research goal, since research centers create the following opportunities for scientific advancement:

  • provide for multidisciplinary interactions in a wide range of scientific areas - informing state-of-the-art research programs for a specific purpose,

  • support a coordinated program of research with the ultimate goal of
    facilitating and accelerating translation of basic science knowledge into clinical applications or intervention strategies,

  • develop fully coordinated programs that incorporate exposure assessment and health effects research with development and validation of risk management and health prevention strategies,

  • establish a national network that fosters communication, innovation, and research excellence,

  • improve study designs, resulting from intra-Center, multi-disciplinary integration and cross-disciplinary work,

  • ability to pursue "higher-risk" efforts in methods development, validation, and pilot studies, providing a greater potential for innovation, and

  • longer term continuity for (i.e., for five years) allows long-term planning and research implementation.

NCER manages Hazardous Substance, Children's Environmental Health, and Particulate Matter centers among others.

For more detail on a research center and its specific research projects and results, select a center from the menu on this page.

NCER Research Centers

Airborne Particulate Matter Research Centers - New (2005)

Airborne Particulate Matter Research Centers - Original (1998)

Center for Advancing Microbial Risk Assessment

Center for Environmental Health Sciences

Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology

Centers for Water Research on National Priorities Related to a Systems View of Nutrient Management

Clean Air Research Centers - 2010

Computational Toxicology and Bioinformatics Centers

EPA/NIEHS Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (CEHCs) - 2012

EPA/NIEHS Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (CEHCs) - 2010

EPA/NIEHS Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (CEHCs) - 2007

EPA/NIEHS Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (CEHCs) - 2003

EPA/NIEHS Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (CEHCs) - 2001

EPA/NIEHS Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (CEHCs) - Original (1998)

Environmental Statistics Center

Estuarine and Great Lakes Program (EAGLES)

Exploratory Environmental Research Centers

Hazardous Substance Research Centers - New (2001)

Hazardous Substance Research Centers - Original (1989)

National Center for Innovation in Small Drinking Water Systems

Organotypic Culture Models for Predictive Toxicology Centers

Public/Private Partnership Center: Health Effects Institute

Research Consortium on Ozone and Fine Particle Formation in California and in the Northeastern United States

Sustainable Chesapeake Research Centers

Targeted Research Centers