From: Paul Gagliano [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 9:00 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: 80 EPA graduate fellowships to be awarded (application closes 11/27/2012)


FYI: Fall 2013 EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate 

Environmental Study


Open Date: 10/04/2012  -  Close Date: 11/27/2012

Summary:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Center for
Environmental Research (NCER), invites applications for the Science to Achieve
Results (STAR) Fellowships for graduate environmental study for master's and
doctoral level students. The deadline for submission of applications is
November 27, 2012. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable
considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 80 new fellowships in
the summer of 2013.
Master's level students may receive support for a maximum
of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years,
usable over a period of five years. The fellowship program provides up to
$42,000 per year of support per fellowship. This amount covers a monthly
stipend of $2,083 for up to 12 months totaling $25,000 for the year, $5,000
for authorized expenses, and up to $12,000 for tuition and fees. The actual
amount awarded per year will vary depending on the amount of tuition and fees
and the number of months the stipend is required. These fellowships are
intended to help defray costs associated with advanced,
environmentally-oriented study leading to a master's or doctoral degree.

EPA recognizes that scientific, technical, engineering and mathematical (STEM)
competence is essential to the Nation’s future well being in terms of national
security and competitive economic advantage.  For instance, the health and
vitality of the economy is predicated, in part, on the availability of an
adequate supply of scientists, technicians, engineers and mathematicians, to
develop innovative technologies and solutions. In other words, this country
must engage all available minds to address the challenges it faces.
Minorities, persons with disabilities, and women historically have been
under-represented in the STEM fields. For this reason, EPA strongly encourages
all eligible applicants, including women, minorities, and persons with
disabilities to apply. At the same time, the EPA seeks to expand environmental
conversations by including members of communities which have not previously
participated in such dialogues; therefore EPA strongly encourages such
eligible applicants, including applicants from Minority Academic Institutions,
to apply.

Best regards,


Paul S. Gagliano, P.E., MSCE 
Captain, U.S. Public Health Service, Engineer Officer
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4
Florida Watershed Coordinator
61 Forsyth Street (Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center)
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
office: (404) 562-9373