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Oct. 4, 2007

Environmental health research seed grant proposals due Nov. 5

The deadline for submitting seed grant proposals to the Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC) at the University of Iowa is Nov. 5. Awards will be announced by Dec. 31.

CHEEC seed grants are intended for pilot studies that stimulate the growth and development of innovative lines of environmental health research. Faculty, staff and students of colleges or universities in Iowa, as well as researchers and educators affiliated with Iowa's state environmental or health agencies, are encouraged to apply.

A total of $120,000 is available for research projects during this grant cycle. The maximum award is $30,000 annually. The awards cover one year.

Complete request-for-proposal information can be found online at

CHEEC supports and conducts environmental health research relating to environmental toxins. Its mission is to determine the levels of environmental contamination specifically associated with human health effects.

For more information about CHEEC and its seed grant program, contact David Riley at 319-335-4016, send an e-mail to or visit the CHEEC homepage at

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: Becky Soglin, 319-335-6660,