EPA's NATIONAL NETWORK FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT STUDIES
       FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
        Catalog for 2010



    Student Fellowship Program


   Visit the NNEMS Web site at www.epa.gov/educaf/on/sfudenfs.hfm/

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United States      Office of Children's Health Protection and Environmental Education  EPA 171-B-09-001
Environmental Protection  Environmental Education Division (1704A)
Agency
    EPA's NATIONAL NETWORK FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT STUDIES
         FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
          Catalog for 2010
            Program Announcement Identifier: EPA-EED-1 0-01

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                                  Table of Contents
Introduction	1
Background	1
How to Use the NNEMS Catalog for 2010	1
For Additional Information 	1
Overview of the NNEMS Program	2
Purpose 	2
Fellowships	2
Compensation  	4
Role of Program Coordinators	4
Disclaimer 	4
How to Apply	5
The Application Process 	5
Eligibility Requirements	5
Application Materials 	6
Submitting Confidential Information	7
Application Assistance and Communications	7
Submitting Multiple Applications 	7
Applications by Current NNEMS Fellows 	7
Submitting Applications for Consecutive Projects	7
Deadline for Applying  	7
Mailing Address for Applications 	7
Confirmation  of Application Receipt	8
Evaluation and Selection of NNEMS Fellows	8
Evaluation of Applications	8
Selection and Notification of Award Status	8
Student Acceptance of Award	9
Notification of Non-Selection	9
Procedures to Initiate and  Complete a  Fellowship	10
How to Initiate a Fellowship	10
How to Complete a Fellowship	1 1
Guidelines for NNEMS Fellows	12
Payment of the Grant	12
Taxes 	12
Benefits 	12
Travel and Housing	13
Liabilities  	13
Student Program Evaluation	1 3
Confidential Business Information 	13
Resolution of Disputes 	13
Frequently Asked Questions	14
Catalog  of 2010 Fellowships	16
2010 Fellowships Matrix	17
2010 Fellowships	19
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Appendix A - Application Materials  	A-l
NNEMS Application	A-3
Sample NNEMS Application	A-5
Standard Form 424 - Application for Federal Assistance	A-7
Sample Standard Form 424 - Application for Federal Assistance	A-l 3
Reference Form	A-17
NNEMS Disclosure and Waiver Statement	A-19
Appendix B - NNEMS Program Coordinators	B-l
Appendix C - IRS Publication 970: Tax Benefits for Education	C-l
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                                         Introduction
     Background
     The United  States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the National  Network for Environmental
     Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program in 1986 to foster a growing interest among higher education
     students in environmental careers.  The NNEMS  program is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides
     students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study. The NNEMS
     program is sponsored by the Environmental Education Division (EED) in EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection
     and Environmental Education (OCHPEE).
     EPA has awarded more than  1,400 fellowships under the NNEMS program since its inception in 1986, and expects
     to award approximately 30 to 40 fellowships in 201 0 for an estimated total of $400,000.

     How to Use the NNEMS Catalog for 2010

     The NNEMS Catalog for 2010  is divided into eight main sections:
     • Introduction provides background information about the NNEMS program and identifies points of contact.
     • Overview of the NNEMS Program describes the  program and the types of fellowships offered, identifies the role of
       program coordinators, and discusses compensation.
     • How to Apply lists the eligibility requirements and describes the application materials and application process.
     • Evaluation and Selection of NNEMS Fellows discusses the evaluation of applications by staff of EPA and the notification
       process.
     • Procedures to Initiate and  Complete a Fellowship identifies step-by-step actions a student must take to initiate and
       complete a fellowship.
     • Guidelines for NNEMS Fellows explains the program guidelines that a student selected for a  fellowship must
       follow.
     • Frequently Asked Questions lists questions asked  by applicants during previous years, as well as those from students
       awarded fellowships.
     • Catalog of 2010 Fellowships provides detailed descriptions of each of the fellowships offered in 2010, including
       information  about the EPA office sponsoring the project, the location and duration of the project, as well as the
       desired educational level of the student.
     Several appendices are included to assist students who are interested in applying for a NNEMS fellowship. Appendix A,
     Application Materials, provides complete application materials.  Appendix B, NNEMS Program Coordinators, provides
     a list of the schools or educational institutions that have a designated NNEMS Program Coordinator. Appendix C - IRS
     Publication 970:  Tax Benefits for Education, provides information about taxes on a fellowship award.

     For Additional Information

     Please contact:
     Ms. Ginger Potter
     NNEMS Program
     Environmental  Education Division (1704A)
     Office of Children's Health Protection and                      visit EPA's NNEMS Web site at:
     Environmental  Education                         or:          www.epa.gov/education/students.html
     U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
     1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
     Washington, DC  20460
     Telephone:  202-564-0443
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               Overview of the NNEMS  Program


 Purpose

The purpose of the NNEMS program  is to:
• Provide students with practical research opportunities and experiences in EPA's program and regional offices and in
  its laboratories;
• Increase public awareness of and involvement in environmental issues;
• Encourage qualified individuals to pursue environmental careers; and
• Help defray the costs associated with the  pursuit of academic programs related to the field of environmental
  protection, such as pollution control, science, engineering, technology, social science, and specialty areas.

Students selected for NNEMS fellowships are offered a unique opportunity to gain research and training experience
directly linked to their undergraduate  or graduate studies.  NNEMS fellows conduct research projects to augment
their academic studies, which EPA supports with financial assistance.

 Fellowships

Under the  NNEMS  program, a range  of  fellowship activities are offered  to help students increase  their
knowledge of environmental issues while refining their professional skills.   Each year, the  NNEMS program
offers approximately 30 to 40 fellowships, developed and sponsored by EPA Headquarters in Washington,  D.C.
and in EPA's 1 0 regional offices and laboratories throughout the United States.  The projects are specifically narrow
in scope, allowing students to complete the fellowship while working full-time at EPA during the summer or part-time
during the school year. Typically, the research is conducted at an EPA office or laboratory, although other arrangements
can be made in certain circumstances.
The fellowships are organized  among four categories:
• Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law
  Fellowships offered in this category provide students an opportunity to review and evaluate existing policies and
  regulations, as well as conduct research related to the development of new  policies.  The projects may include a
  component that focuses on environmental compliance.

• Environmental Management and Administration
  The topics of fellowships in this category focus on environmental management goals.

• Environmental Science
  Fellowships  in this category typically include direct participation in field  studies and laboratory research.
  Environmental policy and regulation review requiring technical expertise is  included  in the Environmental Policy,
  Regulation, and Law category described above.

• Public Relations and Communications
  These types of fellowships include the review and analysis of public response to EPA  policies and regulations, as
  well as general public opinion of environmental issues.  The projects may include the development of communication
  tools; for example, pamphlets and informational materials.

Detailed descriptions of the fellowships offered  this year are provided  in the section, 2010 Fellowships, which
begins on  page 19 and on the NNEMS Web site at  www.epa.gov/education/NNEMS/2010projects.html.
Each fellowship is sponsored by an EPA project officer who serves as the main point of contact for the project.
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Sample Project Description
Provided below is a sample project description from the NNEMS 2005 program. This example illustrates the content and
format of the project descriptions that begin on page  1 9.
                Project number
                                    Title of project
    Mission and
   activities of the
  sponsoring office
      PROJECT NUMBER: 2005-301
      Project Title
                                        Educational
                                      level of applicant
                                              Name of the office
                                            sponsoring the project
      Diagnosing Causes of Impairment in Estuarine Systems
      Sponsoring Office
                          Location at which
                           project will be
                             conducted
                                                                                            Duration of the
                                                                                                project
                                                                          Desired Level of Education
                                                                          Junior to Graduate Student

                                                                          Project Location
                                                                          EPA Region \ - Narragansett, RI

                                                                          Preferred Project Period
                                                                          6/1/2005 to 5/31/2006

                                                                          Project Officer
                                                                          Rob Burgess
                                                                          Kay Ho
      National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory/Atlantic
      Ecology Division
      Office Mission/Responsibility
      The mission of the Atlantic Ecology Division (AED) at Narragansett is to
      perform research to better understand and quantify the ecological effects
      of anthropogenic stressors on the coastal waters and watersheds of the
      Atlantic seaboard.
      Project Overview
      Over the next several years, AED is responsible for developing diagnostic tools for assessing the causes of
      ecological impairment to estuarine and  marine water bodies. This project involves conducting research which
      relates the effects of toxic chemicals, nutrients, pathogens, and clean sediments to these impairments. The focus
      of this research will be on ecosystems within the Narragansett Bay watershed.
      The student will perform an independent and unique project involving the effects of anthropogenic stressors
      on estuarine and marine systems. Along with their independent project, the student will be involved in field
      sampling; preparing samples for analysis; and analyzing samples for toxicity, nutrients, dissolved oxygen,
      sediment grain  size, and organic carbon.
      The student's research project will include developing an experimental design, conducting the research, and
      completing a brief report.
      Project Goals
      The student's involvement in the project  will allow him or her to experience all aspects of the scientific process,
      from the conception of his or her specific scientific question to the summarization of what his or her research
      means. Further, through  his or her participation in AED's program, the student will gain useful  and valuable
      experience in estuarine and marine field sampling and sample preparation and analysis.
      Final Product of the  Project
          student will develop a brief report summarizing the results of the project.
   Activities to be
   undertaken by
     the student
                     EPA's goals for the
                    student and project
 Final product
to be developed
 by the student
 Name of the
project officer
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Compensation
All NNEMS fellowships are awarded directly to the individual students who are selected as fellows.  The awards
cannot be made to the educational institution at which the student is enrolled, although a student may request that EPA
submit payment of a portion of his or her tuition costs directly to the institution.  See Payment of the Grant on page 12
for more information.
Students selected for a  fellowship receive a grant  award in  the form of a stipend. The grant is paid in monthly
installments based on the duration of the project. Grant awards reflect an individual student's level of education, as
well as the  location and duration of the fellowship.  Even though students selected to receive NNEMS fellowships
are grantees and  not federal employees, the formula for the appropriate stipend amount is based  on the current
General Schedule  (GS)-04 through GS-09 federal pay scale,  and  includes standard  government locality rates.
Freshmen students, for example, will be paid at the GS-04  rate; advanced graduate students  at the GS-09
rate.  For example, grants awarded  for a 3-month full-time  period  would  range from  approximately $7,400 to
$12,600 per award. The stipend will be increased to compensate for costs associated with travel  or  training for
fellowships  that require these activities. Information about the  2009 GS pay scale by localities is available online at
www.opm.gov/oca/09fafo/es/7nc/exG5.asp  Please note  that rates for 201 0 will be adjusted  according to the
new GS scale.
There is no  matching or cost sharing  required of students awarded NNEMS fellowships.

Role of Program Coordinators

Many colleges, universities, and distance-learning organizations in the  United States have identified NNEMS Program
Coordinators.  The  Program Coordinators act as representatives of the NNEMS program  by promoting the program
on campus  and assisting students in the preparation of their applications. For 2010, there are approximately 250
NNEMS Program  Coordinators  representing almost 200  educational institutions.   A complete list of the NNEMS
Program Coordinators is provided in  Appendix B, NNEMS Program Coordinators and on the NNEMS Web site at
www.epa.gov/education/NNEMS/201 Opc.html.
                        Please note: Any eligible student enrolled for academic
                     credit at an accredited1 2- or 4-year college, university, or
                     distance-learning institution may apply for a NNEMS fellowship,
                     regardless of whether or not there is a NNEMS Program
                     Coordinator at his or her university.
 Disclaimer
EPA reserves the right to reject all applications for  NNEMS fellowships and to  make no awards or make fewer
awards than anticipated.  EPA also reserves the right to make additional awards under this announcement consistent
with Agency policy, if additional  funding becomes available. Any additional selections for awards will be made
no later than August 201 0.
  The 2- or 4-year college, university, or distance-learning institution must be accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized
  by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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                                         How to Apply
     The following  section provides step-by-step instructions for  how to apply for a  NNEMS fellowship, identifies the
     eligibility requirements, lists the application materials, and provides an overview of the application process.

     The Application Process

     Applying for a NNEMS fellowship can be summarized  in four steps:
     Step 1:  Carefully read the section below, Eligibility Requirements,  to determine whether you meet all of the general
              requirements, as well as those identified for specific student levels.  If you are eligible, continue on to Step 2.
     Step 2:  Review the 201 0 project descriptions that begin on page 19. Identify the project(s) in which you are most
              interested, as well as those in which you have attained the desired level of education as specified by EPA.
              Please note that students are not allowed to develop or propose independent projects. If you would like
              additional information on or clarification of a specific project,  please  complete and submit the "Project-
              Specific Questions Form" that is available online at vvww.epa.gov/education/NNEM5/2010projects.html.
              A response to your question will be provided by e-mail as soon as possible.
     Step 3:  Complete and submit a  separate NNEMS application for each project identified under Step 2.
     Step 4:  Submit the completed application(s) by February 5, 2010.
                    A student selected for a NNEMS fellowship must complete additional documentation
                    required by the federal government to apply for an official grant with EPA. The steps
                    required to process a fellowship and the grant award are lengthy (see Procedures to Initiate
                    and Complete a Fellowship on pages 10 and 11 for more details).
     Eligibility Requirements
     A NNEMS fellowship is available to any associate, undergraduate, or advanced student who meets the general
     requirements listed below, as well as those identified for associate, undergraduate, and advanced students.
     General Requirements
     At a minimum, all applicants must be:
     • A citizen of the United States, its territories or possessions, or lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residency.
       The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services defines lawful permanent residency as any person not a citizen of the
       United States who is residing in the United States under legally recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence
       as an  immigrant, also known as "Permanent Resident Alien," "Resident Alien  Permit Holder," and "Green Card
       Holder." A lawful permanent resident must provide his or her Green Card number on his or her application.
     • Enrolled for academic credit at a 2- or 4-year college or university, or distance-learning institution accredited by
       a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the United States Department of Education or the
       Council for Higher Education Accreditation.2
     • Pursuing an educational program directly related to pollution control or environmental protection for the duration
       of the  fellowship.
     Associate and Undergraduate Students

     Students  attending 2- or 4-year institutions or distance-learning institutions must meet  the following requirements:
     • 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA)  based on a scale of 4.0 at the time the application  is due (a GPA
       of 2.999 for example, is not  sufficient), and
     • Completion  of at least four undergraduate courses related to the field of  environmental studies.
                    Please note:
                    There are no exceptions to the requirement that applicants must have attained a 3.0
                    GPA at the time the application is due.  Applicants whose GPA is below 3.0 based on
                    the transcript enclosed with the application will not be eligible for consideration.  For
                    example, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 who submit applications in January with the
                    expectation that their spring semester grades will increase their GPA to 3.0 are not eligible.
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    -  Applicants are not required to be enrolled at the time the application is due, typically in late January or early February, but must be enrolled at the
      time of fellowship award, which is typically in April or May. For example, an applicant who graduated with an undergraduate degree a few years
      ago and is not currently enrolled in an academic program, may submit an application for a NNEMS fellowship if the applicant has applied to, been
      accepted at, and is enrolled in a graduate school or a doctoral program that will begin in the Fall of 2010.  Please note that EPA is prohibited from
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Advanced Students
Students enrolled in graduate or doctoral programs must meet the following requirements:
• Currently enrolled in  a graduate or Ph.D. program  or can provide proof of acceptance and enrollment to a
  graduate or Ph.D. program at the time of fellowship award3, and
• Completion of at least one semester of graduate or Ph.D. work, or at least four undergraduate courses related to
  the field of environmental studies.
The following students are not eligible for a NNEMS fellowship:
• Federal employees, including those who are on "leave without pay" status.
• Undergraduate and graduate students who will graduate before the NNEMS fellowship is completed (students
  who complete their undergraduate studies before the end of a fellowship may apply if they are admitted and
  enrolled in a graduate program).
• Students enrolled in certificate programs.
• High school students.

Application Materials

Application packages are submitted in hard copy as explained below. All students who are interested in applying
for a NNEMS fellowship must submit a complete application package (an original and two copies) that includes:
• A completed NNEMS Application Form.
• A completed Standard Form 424 -Application for Federal Assistance (SF 424).
• A resume.
• An official transcript for each 2- or 4-year college or university, or distance-learning institution attended.  Official
  transcripts should be opened and photocopied as one original and two photocopies of the transcript are required
  for each complete application.  If submitting applications for more than one NNEMS project, only one original
  transcript is required.  Applicants should include in the application package the envelope in which the original
  transcript was provided.
• A completed NNEMS Reference Form. The Reference Form should  be prepared by a professor or advisor who
  knows the applicant well and can specifically discuss the student's aptitude and/or experience for the project. The
  Reference Form should be included with the application package; however, a reference submitted under separate
  copy will be accepted if it is  postmarked on or before the application deadline. In this case, a note  should be
  included in the application package indicating that the form is being sent separately.
• A completed and signed original NNEMS Disclosure and Waiver Statement.
• Verification of acceptance and/or enrollment in a graduate or Ph.D. program  if the applicant is a graduating senior.
Applications must substantially comply with the application submission instructions and requirements or the application
will be re ected. Applications deemed ineligible  for funding consideration will be notified within 15 calendar days
of the ine igibility determination.
The application package(s) may be submitted via mail, courier, or express delivery. Although  multiple copies of the
materials are required, they may be submitted in the same package.
Applicants  must submit all application materials listed above.   Blank application forms are  included in Appendix A,
Application Materials, and may also be obtained on the NNEMS Web site at www.epa.gov/ec/ucafion/sfuc/enfs.fifni/.
Students must submit a complete application  package (one original application package and two copies) for each
project for which they are applying.  Students may also wish to contact the NNEMS  Program Coordinator at their
school (see Appendix B, NNEMS Program Coordinators] for additional information and assistance.
All  NNEMS applications must be postmarked by February 5, 2010  and  submitted  by  mail, courier,  or express
delivery to:
NNEMS Fellowship Program
Tetra Tech EM Inc.
1 881 Campus Commons Drive, Suite 200
Reston, VA  20191
  Applicants are not required to be enrolled at the time the application is due, typically in late January or early February, but must be enrolled at the
  time of fellowship award, which is typically in April or May. For example, an applicant who graduated with an undergraduate degree a few years
  ago and is not currently enrolled in an academic program, may submit an application for a NNEMS fellowship if the applicant has applied to, been
  accepted at, and is enrolled in a graduate school or a doctoral program that will begin in the Fall of 2010.  Please note that EPA is prohibited from
  awarding fellowships to applicants who have been accepted, but have not enrolled, in an academic program.

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     Submitting Confidential Information
     In accordance with 40 Code of Federal  Regulations (CFR) 2.203, applicants may claim all or a portion of their
     application/proposal as confidential business information.  EPA will evaluate confidentiality claims in accordance
     with 40 CFR Part 2. Applicants must clearly mark applications/proposals or portions of applications/proposals they
     claim  as confidential. If no claim of confidentiality is made, EPA is not required to make the inquiry to the applicant
     otherwise required by 40 CFR 2.204(c)(2) prior to disclosure.

     Application Assistance and Communications

     In accordance with EPA's Assistance Agreement Competition Policy (EPA Order 5700.5A1), EPA staff will not meet
     with individual applicants to discuss draft proposals, provide informal comments on draft proposals, or provide advice
     to applicants on how to respond to ranking criteria.  Applicants are responsible for the contents of their applications/
     proposals. However, EPA will respond to questions from individual applicants regarding threshold eligibility criteria,
     administrative issues related to the  submission of the proposal, and requests for clarification.

     Submitting Multiple Applications
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     Students may apply for as many fellowships as desired. Complete application packages (one original and two copies)
     must be submitted  for each fellowship project.  Although multiple copies of the application materials are required,
     they may be submitted in the same package.  Official transcripts may be photocopied if a student is submitting more
     than one application package.  If more than one project application is submitted, the student must indicate the order
     of preference of each project on the Application Form.

     Applications by Current NNEMS Fellows
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     A student who is currently holding  a fellowship may apply for a new fellowship in 2010.  The existing fellowship,
     however,  must be completed and the  fellowship ended (see Procedures to Initiate and Complete a Fellowship on
     pages 10 and 1 1) before a  student will be considered eligible to receive and begin a new fellowship.

     Submitting Applications for Consecutive Projects

     Students may apply for consecutive projects, but the first fellowship must be completed before the second fellowship begins.
     For  example, an applicant may apply for a project that ends in August as well as for a project that begins in September.

     Deadline for Applying
     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^s

     The deadline for submissions of applications for 2010 fellowships is February 5,2010. All materials
     must be postmarked on or before February 5, 2010 to be eligible for consideration. Applications postmarked after
     February 5, 201 0 will not be accepted.

     Mailing Address for Applications
     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_

     Applications must submitted  via mail, courier, or express delivery to:
     NNEMS Fellowship Program
     Tetra Tech EM Inc.
     1 881  Campus Commons Drive, Suite  200
     Reston, VA 20191
     Although multiple copies of the application materials are required, they may be submitted  in the same package.
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Confirmation of Application Receipt
Applications received with a postmark on or before February 5, 2010 will be reviewed by external reviewers to determine
whether the application is complete and that the eligibility requirements have been met. During this time, applicants will
receive an e-mail at the e-mail address identified in the "Current E-mail" and/or "Permanent E-mail" fields on page 1 of the
NNEMS Application Form. If you do not receive a confirmation of application receipt e-mail within 30 calendar days of the
application deadline, please visit EPA's NNEMS Web site at: www.epa.gov/educarion/students.httnland click
on the link to send an e-mail to the NNEMS Fellowship Program.
                   >The deadline for submitting applications for 2010 fellowships is
                   February 5> 2010. All hard-copy materials must be postmarked
                   on or before February 5> 2010 to be eligible for consideration.
     Evaluation  and  Selection of  NNEMS  Fellows

Evaluation of Applications

NNEMS fellowships are awarded annually on the basis of EPA's request for applications and established evaluation
criteria.  Every application submitted for a specific fellowship will first be reviewed by external reviewers to determine
whether the eligibility requirements have been met. Applications that meet the eligibility requirements will subsequently
be reviewed by panels comprised of EPA staff members.  The panels review and evaluate each application based
on the evaluation criteria listed below.
• Relevancy of the classroom experience of the student  as it relates to the EPA fellowship (maximum score =  15
  points)

• Student's understanding of the proposed EPA fellowship subject matter (maximum score = 1 0 points)

• Relevancy of work experience of the student (whether  volunteer activities, internships,  or paid jobs) as it relates
  to the EPA fellowship (maximum score = 1 0 points)

• Relevancy of the student's academic studies to the EPA fellowship (maximum score = 5 points)

• Leadership skills, written communication skills, and demonstrated  success at working well in an office, laboratory,
  or field environment, as appropriate to the project (maximum score = 5 points)

• Potential for success, as reflected by academic records, letters of reference, and other relevant information (maximum
  score = 5 points)

Applications that are scored highly based on the evaluation criteria  listed above by the panels of reviewers are then
sent to the NNEMS staff and EPA project officers for consideration.

Selection and Notification of Award Status

Once EPA has  made a  decision about whom to award a  fellowship, the EPA project officer will contact the student
to offer the fellowship and discuss specific details about the fellowship.  Discussions between the project officer and
applicant are intended to produce a clear,  mutual understanding  of the details of the project and the results the
student wishes to achieve from the  project. The student should expect to discuss with the EPA project officer general
information about the project, including:
• Specific location where the project will be conducted;
• Amount of the stipend to be paid to the student;
• Approximate duration of the project;

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     • Primary point of contact for the student;
     • Names of the EPA staff with whom the student will be working;
     • Access to telephone, e-mail, and the Internet; and
     • General sources of information that will be made available to the students (for example, previous research studies,
       resources, etc.) and  any non-monetary assistance that  EPA may be able to provide to the  student during
       the fellowship.
     During the notification call, the EPA project officer will also review with the student the procedures he or she must follow
     to initiate and complete the fellowship as described in  detail under Procedures to Initiate and Complete a NNEMS
     Fellowship on pages 10 and 1 1.
     A background investigation for security purposes may be required of fellowship recipients, and personal information
     about the recipient will be required to complete these investigations.  EPA reserves the right to terminate the fellowship
     agreement with a recipient if his  or her background investigation reveals adverse information.

     Student Acceptance of Award

     A student selected for a NNEMS fellowship must complete additional documentation required by the federal government
     to apply for an official grant with EPA. The steps required to process a fellowship and the grant award are lengthy
     (see Procedures to Initiate and Complete a Fellowship on pages 1 0 and 1 1  for more details).
     If a student  is offered and accepts a fellowship, the NNEMS staff will send to the student a Fellowship Application
     Packet, instructions for completing the forms in the packet, and a copy of the Guidebook for NNEMS 2010 Fellows.
     The forms must  be completed and returned to the NNEMS staff within 2 weeks of receipt in order to begin
     the processing of the paperwork required of all fellowships.

     Notification of Non-Selection

     Students who are not selected for  a 2010 fellowship will be notified initially by e-mail within 15 calendar days after
     a decision of non-selection is made.  An official notification  letter will be sent to the student's address provided on
     the NNEMS Application Form.
                           Students selected to receive a NNEMS fellowship must complete
                           and return the forms in the Fellowship Application Packet within
                           2 weeks of receipt of the forms from EPA.
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      Procedures  to  Initiate and  Complete a  Fellowship
   This section describes the procedures that students who are selected to receive NNEMS fellowships must follow to
   initiate and complete fellowships.

    How to Initiate a Fellowship

   The steps required to process a fellowship and the grant award are lengthy.  It is imperative
   that students follow the instructions provided by EPA and submit all materials  on  time.
   A student may not begin a fellowship until all of the required documents are submitted.
   Step 1:  Complete and Submit the Fellowship Application Packet Forms
   A student selected for a NNEMS fellowship will receive a grant award in the form of a
   stipend. Because a NNEMS fellowship is a grant issued by a federal agency, the student
   must complete additional documentation required by the federal government.  In addition
   to completing a NNEMS application, a student selected  for a  NNEMS fellowship must
   submit the forms described below to receive a fellowship grant.
   An applicant selected to receive a fellowship will be notified by the EPA project officer. NNEMS
   staff will then mail the student an official Fellowship Application Packet that includes a Fellowship
   Application (EPA Form 5770-2), a Fellowship Facilities and Commitment Statement (5770-3), and
   a Fellowship Stipend Payment Enrollment Form (for students who would like their stipend
   payments made by direct deposit).
   The Fellowship Application Packet forms must  be completed, signed, and returned to the
   NNEMS staff within 2 weeks of receipt.  A delay in the submittal of the paperwork will
   result in a delay in the fellowship start date.

   Step 2:  Processing of the Fellowship Application
   Upon receipt of the completed Fellowship Application Packet forms,  NNEMS  staff will
   work with the  EPA project  officer to submit the necessary  paperwork to EPA's Grants
   and  Interagency Agreement Management Division (GIAMD) for approval  and award of
   the grant.  All the information that the student provided will be verified by GIAMD and
   entered into its computer files. The student's grant will be assigned a number and a grants
   specialist will process the student's forms and mail the acceptance documents to the student's
   permanent mailing address (as indicated on the Fellowship Application) for the student's
   signature.  The processing of the grant may take up to 6 weeks to complete. The official
   notification of an award will be made by GIAMD. A Congressional notification period of
   5 days must be observed before the acceptance documents are mailed to the student.

   Step 3:  Complete and Submit the Acceptance Documents
   Approximately 6 weeks after the Fellowship Application Packet forms have been submitted to EPA,
   the student will receive his or her grant award documents, which include a Fellowship Agreement
   (EPA Form 5770-8), Fellowship Activation Notice  (EPA Form 5770-7), and EPA Completion of
   Studies Notice (EPA Form 5770-9). The student may not start work with EPA until he
   or she has signed and returned the Fellowship Agreement.  In addition, the student
   must have his or her EPA project officer sign the Fellowship Activation Notice on the
   student's first day with EPA and return it to GIAMD.
   • Fellowship Agreement (EPA Form 5770-8).  The  Fellowship Agreement is the
     written agreement (including  any amendments) between EPA and the student awarded
     a  fellowship.  The amount of the fellowship award and  the terms  and conditions of the
     fellowship are provided in the Fellowship Agreement. The student must sign the form and
     return it to GIAMD at the address provided on the form within 3 weeks of receipt or within
     a timeframe approved by GIAMD. If the student does not return the Fellowship Agreement
     or request an extension of the acceptance time limit within 3 weeks,  the proposed start
     date of his or her fellowship will be delayed. EPA will not be responsible for any costs
     incurred under a voided agreement.
                                                                   DEADLINES

                                                                  Within 2 weeks
                                                                     of receipt
                                                                   Up to 6 weeks
                                                                  following receipt
                                                                  of the Fellowship
                                                                Application Packet
                                                                      by EPA
                                                                  Within 3 weeks
                                                                     of receipt
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     Step 3 Continued...
     • Fellowship Activation Notice (EPA Form 5770-7). The Fellowship Activation
       Notice should be signed by the EPA project officer on the student's first day of work.
       The EPA project officer then should return the signed form to GIAMD. Once the signed
       Fellowship Activation  Notice is received, GIAMD is responsible for sending the notice
       to EPA's Financial Management Center in Las Vegas,  Nevada, to authorize payments
       to the  student. If the Fellowship Activation Notice is not submitted to GIAMD within 90
       days of the start of the fellowship, EPA will  initiate action to terminate the fellowship
       agreement.
     • EPA Completion of Studies Notice (EPA Form  5770-9). The EPA Completion
       of Studies Notice should be completed by the student, signed by the EPA project officer,
       and submitted by the  student as indicated in "How to Complete a Fellowship."

     Step 4:  Begin the  Fellowship
     The student should begin the fellowship on the date and at the location arranged with the
     EPA project officer and specified in the Fellowship Agreement.
     How to Complete a Fellowship
     At the completion of a NNEMS fellowship, all NNEMS fellows are required to:

     Step  1:  Submit a Final Report of the Project
     A copy of the final report must be provided to the EPA project officer on the last day of
     the fellowship.  Unless directed otherwise by the  EPA project officer, the report should
     summarize the specific project undertaken by the student and the project results.

     Step 2:  Submit the EPA Completion of Studies Notice
     (EPA Form 5770-9)
     The  EPA Completion of Studies Notice (EPA Form 5770-9) must be completed by the
     student, signed by the EPA project officer, and submitted by the student to EPA's Financial
     Management Center  in Las Vegas, Nevada,  on the last day of the fellowship.  The final
     payment for the balance of the fellowship award, if any, is typically mailed to the student
     within 2 weeks after the fellowship has officially ended.

     Step 3:  Retain All Records
     The student is required to retain all records related  to the fellowship for 3 years following
     the completion date identified on the EPA Completion of Studies Notice.
     Please note that EPA,  the Inspector General, the Comptroller General of the United States,
     and any of their duly authorized representatives have the right of timely and unrestricted
     access to  a student's documents, papers, or other records related to a fellowship in order
     to make audits, examinations,  excerpts, transcripts, and copies of such documents.
     The  rights of access  in this paragraph are  not limited to the required retention period
     but shall last as long as records are retained.
                                                                                        DEADLINES


                                                                                         First day of
                                                                                         fellowship
                                                                                          Last day
                                                                                        of fellowship
                                                                                     Varies, as agreed by
                                                                                     EPA project officer
                                                                                         and student
                                                                                        DEADLINES

                                                                                          Last day
                                                                                        of fellowship
                                                                                          Last day
                                                                                        of fellowship
                                                                                         3 years after
                                                                                        completion of
                                                                                          fellowship
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                     Guidelines  for  NNEMS  Fellows
   Provided below are the general rules and regulations that guide NNEMS fellows.

    Payment of the Grant

   Students selected for a fellowship receive a grant award in the form of a stipend.  The grant is paid in monthly
   installments based on the duration of the project. EPA will not make payments under a fellowship agreement until
   the award official receives the signed Fellowship Activation Notice. Unless the fellowship provides another payment
   process, the student may request EPA to make the stipend payment as follows:
   •  A portion paid directly to the educational institution for tuition costs, or
   •  Payment to the student on a monthly basis or another basis approved by the EPA project officer and as stated
      in the Fellowship Agreement. The payment may be  made directly to  the student or by direct deposit. Students
      interested in direct deposit should complete the Fellowship Stipend Payment Enrollment Form that is included in the
      Guidebook for NNEMS 201 0 Fellows. Once the form is completed and returned to EPA's Financial Management
      Center, the stipend payment will be made by direct deposit.

   The first stipend payment is  typically received approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the fellowship begins.
    Taxes
                       'Tuition costs sent directly to the educational institution attended by
                   the student are tax exempt. Students who prefer that their tuition costs
                   be sent directly to their educational institution must make this request of
                   their EPA project officer when initially accepting their fellowship offer.
   EPA does not withhold any taxes nor generate an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement;
   nonetheless, the stipend amount is taxable. Students must maintain a record of their stipend amount and file their
   own taxes. According to the rules of the IRS, portions of the stipend may be tax exempt.  Tax-exempt funds for
   NNEMS fellowships include the portion  of money sent directly to a student's school for tuition. These funds do  not
   have to be reported to the IRS. The IRS  recommends that students pay quarterly taxes on large stipend amounts in
   order to minimize the possibility of being assessed a penalty at the end of the year.  Please see Appendix C:  IRS
   Publication 970: Tax Benefits  for Education, for detailed information and instructions for filing taxes on a fellowship
   award. Please contact your local IRS office if you have further questions.
                      Important Tax Information:
                      • EPA does not withhold any taxes nor generate an IRS Form W-2
                      • The stipend amount is taxable, although the portion of the
                        stipend used for tuition costs is tax exempt (see above,
                        Payment of the Grant)
                      • Students are required to keep their own income records and
                        file their own taxes
                      • Students will not receive an IRS Form W-2 from EPA.
    Benefits
   A student selected for a NNEMS fellowship is an EPA grant recipient, not a federal employee. As such, the student will
   not accrue leave, will not be entitled to health or life insurance benefits, nor have taxes withheld from his or her stipend.
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     Travel and Housing
     EPA is not responsible for a student's travel expenses to and from the project site nor for the student's housing costs.
     If selected for a NNEMS fellowship that is located away from home or school, students are responsible for making
     their own arrangements for travel and housing.
     If a student is required to participate in official travel during  the performance of a project, EPA will add to the stipend
     additional funds to cover associated travel costs. Because students will not be reimbursed for any unapproved travel costs,
     it is very important that students do not incur any travel expenses until the stipend has been increased to cover such costs.
     NNEMS fellows may not drive a government-owned (EPA or General Services Administration [GSA]) vehicle; however,
     they may ride as passengers in government-owned vehicles.
     If a student must travel for research purposes, he or she does so at his or her own risk; EPA is not responsible for any
     accidents that may occur. Please see the following section about liabilities for more information.

     Liabilities

     The issue of liability for injuries that result from the acts of  NNEMS fellows arises with respect to two categories of
     injured persons:  the NNEMS  fellow and all others.
     •  In the case of a NNEMS fellow who is injured while performing his or her fellowship, it is important to recognize
        that the fellow is not a federal employee. Rather, as the recipient of a stipend that is comprised of grant monies, the
        student is a grantee.  As such,  the student is not entitled  to compensation for on-the-job injuries under the Federal
        Employees Compensation Act (FECA), Section 5 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) §§ 91 01 et seq.  The government
        is not responsible for any accidents that may occur on site or during the course of required travel for a fellowship.

     •  In the event that a student's  injury is the result of negligence on the part  of an EPA employee, the  student may be
        eligible for compensation under the Federal Tort Claims  Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C.  §§ 1 346, 2671-2680.4

     •  In instances in which a student injures others, in the execution of his or her research duties, the government generally
        is not liable under the FTCA for any injury that results from the student's negligent acts because the student is not
        a federal employee.

     In summary, a student may be vulnerable to significant personal liability for any damages or injuries that may result from
     his or her acts. Consequently, EPA recommends that students be fully informed of their exposure to personal liability and
     suggests that students may wish to  secure personal injury insurance. EPA project officers or managers should not place
     the students in hazardous situations or in situations in which a considerable  potential for accident or injury exists.

     Student Program Evaluation

     In an effort to continuously improve the NNEMS  program each year, EPA may contact NNEMS fellows  by telephone
     or e-mail to determine their overall satisfaction with the NNEMS program and to  request suggestions for improving the
     program in future years.  Participation in the evaluation will  take no more than a few minutes and  is voluntary.

     Confidential Business Information

     NNEMS fellows are not permitted access to or use of Confidential Business Information (typically referred to as "CBI")
     or enforcement-sensitive information.

     Resolution of Disputes

     Assistance agreement competition-related disputes will be resolved in accordance with the dispute resolution
     procedures published in 70 FR (Federal Register) 3629, 3630, (January 26, 2005) which can be found at
     http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getpage.cgi?position=all&page=3629&dbname=
     2005_register.
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                     Frequently Asked  Questions
Listed below are questions asked by applicants to the NNEMS program in previous years, as well as by students
who received fellowship awards.
Q  I am interested in applying for a NNEMS fellowship, but I do not have a NNEMS Program Coordinator at my
    school. May I apply?
A  Yes, any eligible student may apply for a NNEMS fellowship, regardless of whether or not there is a NNEMS
    Program Coordinator at his or her university.

Q  I am graduating in May 2010 and will be taking a year off before attending graduate school in the Fall of 201 1.
    Am I eligible to apply for a fellowship scheduled to take place during the Summer of 2010?
A  No, only students who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school at the time of fellowship award
    are eligible.

Q  Is the NNEMS program open to international students who attend U.S. universities or colleges?
A  No. The NNEMS program is only available for students who are citizens of the United States, its territories or
    possessions, or who are lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residency. The U.S. Citizenship and
    Immigration Services defines lawful permanent residency as any person not a citizen of  the United States who is
    residing in the United States under legally recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence as an immigrant,
    also known as "Permanent Resident Alien," "Resident Alien Permit Holder," and "Green  Card Holder." A lawful
    permanent resident must provide his or her Green Card number on his or her application.

Q  I am an American citizen currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student at Cambridge University. Are American
    students pursuing graduate-level studies in the area of environmental management/environmental protection at
    Cambridge University eligible to apply for the NNEMS Fellowship Program?
A  Yes. You are eligible to apply for a NNEMS fellowship because you are a U.S. citizen,  Cambridge University is
    recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a fully accredited academic institution, and you are enrolled
    in an academic program directly related to pollution control or environmental protection.

Q  Are high school students eligible for the NNEMS Fellowship Program?
A  No, only undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for NNEMS fellowships.

Q  Do the project descriptions offered in the  NNEMS Catalog remain the same each year, or are new projects
    offered each year?
A  The number and  types of projects change each year depending on EPA's departmental and program issues and
    priorities, as well as funding available for the fellowships.

Q  Do applications have to be received or postmarked by the date of the deadline?
A  The application packets must be postmarked on or before the date of the deadline.  The deadline for the 2010
    program is February 5, 2010.

Q  May my academic advisor mail the NNEMS Reference Form required for the NNEMS application under separate
    cover, or must the reference be included in the  original application  packet?
A  We prefer that the Reference Form be included  in the application package, but your advisor may send the form
    directly to the NNEMS  Fellowship Program.  However, please be sure to note on your application packet that
    the form  will be coming under separate cover.  In  addition, the form must be postmarked by the deadline and
    be clearly marked to correspond with your application.

Q  If I request an original, sealed transcript, may I break the seal to make copies of the transcript as required?
A  Yes. If you receive one original transcript from your university's records office, you may open the sealed envelope
    to make photocopies.  Please include the envelope that contained the original transcript in the application
    package and note that it was opened to make the photocopies.
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     Q  I am interested in applying for a NNEMS fellowship and would like to apply for multiple projects.  Do I need to
         submit original transcripts for each of the projects?
     A  You must submit an original transcript and two copies of your transcripts for at least one of the projects for which
         you are applying.  You are permitted to include copies of your transcript for other projects for which you are
         applying.  See the section, How to Apply, on page 5 for detailed instructions on applying for a fellowship.

     Q  If I apply for more than one project, should each application be sent separately?
     A  No. All applications may be sent within the same package.

     Q  I have been selected for one of the  projects for which I submitted an application, but have decided to decline
         the offer. Would I be penalized for the other project or projects for which I applied?
     A  No, you would not be penalized for declining a fellowship offer.  The criteria for evaluating and selecting NNEMS
         fellows are based on  determining who is the most qualified candidate who will meet the needs of the specific project.

     Q  How will I  know if my  NNEMS application(s) has been received?
     A  Students whose applications are received with a postmark on or before February 5, 2010 will receive an e-mail at
         the e-mail address identified in the "Current E-mail" and/or "Permanent E-mail" fields found on page 1 of the NNEMS
         Application Form.  If you do not receive  a confirmation of application receipt e-mail within  30 calendar days of the
         application deadline, please visit EPA's NNEMS Web site at www.epa.gov/educahon/sfuc/enfs.fifm/ancl
         click on the link to send an  e-mail to the NNEMS Fellowship Program.

     Q  When do we find  out whether we were selected  for the NNEMS Program?
     A  Most candidates are notified of their acceptance in April or May. Students who are not awarded fellowships
         are initially notified  by e-mail in late April  or early May, or within  15 calendar days after a decision of non-
         selection.  An official notification letter will be sent to the address indicated on the NNEMS Application Form
         where the  student  would like materials  to  be sent.

     Q  I just started work  on my project.  When can  I expect my first stipend check?
     A  You should get your first check within 4 to 6 weeks after returning the  signed Fellowship Agreement and the
         signed  Fellowship Activation Notice to GIAMD (see Procedures to Initiate and Complete a Fellowship on page
         10). The Fellowship Agreement should be signed and returned immediately upon receipt, and the Fellowship
         Activation  Notice  should be signed by your EPA project officer and submitted to GIAMD on your first day of
         work.

     Q  I  have  been  receiving my stipend checks  monthly,  but  I've noticed that no  taxes are  being deducted.
         Are fellowships taxable?
     A  Yes. While EPA does not withhold any taxes, nor generate an IRS Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, the stipend
         amount is taxable. Students must maintain a record of their stipend amount and file their own taxes. According to
         the latest IRS rules, portions of the stipend may be tax exempt. Tax-exempt funds include, for example, the portion
         of money sent directly to a student's school for tuition and supplies. These funds do not have to be reported to the
         IRS. The IRS recommends that students pay quarterly taxes on large stipend amounts to minimize the potential for a
         penalty at the end  of the year.  Appendix C - IRS Publication 970: Tax Benefits for Education provides information
         about filing taxes on  the fellowship award.  Please contact the IRS for any further information related to the filing of
         taxes on a  fellowship grant.

     Q  My project report  has been finalized, and I've given a copy to  my project officer and the NNEMS staff. May I
         copyright the report or have it published in a  periodical?
     A  Yes. Because NNEMS students are grantees, you have copyright authority without having to seek the approval of the
         federal  government as discussed in 40 CFR, Subchapter B - Grants and Other Federal Assistance, Part 30, Subpart
         C - Post Award Requirements, 30.36.  Please consult the CFR for limitations and exceptions to this authority.

     Q  What if a project description  is described minimally?  How  can I develop  my Proposed Research Plan in
         response?
     A  If you would like additional information on or clarification of a specific project, please complete and submit the "Project-
         Specific Questions Form" that is available online at www.epa.gov/ec/ucaf/on/NNEMS/20IOpro/ecfs.hfm/.
         A response to your question will be provided by e-mail as soon as possible.
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                    Catalog of 2010  Fellowships


Described on the following pages are the NNEMS fellowships being offered in 201 0. As discussed in detail in the
Overview of the NNEMS Program section, the fellowships are organized under four categories:
• Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law
  Fellowships offered in this category provide students an opportunity to review and evaluate existing policies and
  regulations, as well as conduct research related to the development of new  policies.  The projects may include a
  component that focuses on environmental compliance.

• Environmental Management and Administration
  The topics of fellowships in this category focus on environmental management goals.

• Environmental Science
  Fellowships in this category typically include direct  participation in field studies and  laboratory research.
  Environmental policy and regulation review requiring technical expertise is  included in the Environmental Policy,
  Regulation, and Law category described above.

• Public Relations and Communications
  These types of fellowships include the review and analysis of public response to EPA policies and regulations, as
  well as general public  opinion of environmental issues. The projects may include the development of communication
  tools; for example, pamphlets and informational materials.

The fellowships are organized  by category and listed in  numerical  order by project number. Each entry presents
a description of the fellowship and  identifies the EPA office that is sponsoring  the fellowship, the location at which
the fellowship will be conducted, the timeframe for the project, the desired educational level of the student, and the
name of the EPA project officer.
Provided on the following pages is a matrix that identifies for each project offered in 2010 the project number,
category, desired educational level  of the student, location, and duration of the project.
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           Desired Level of
              Education
                               2010 Fellowships  Matrix
 Project
 Number
2010-101


2010-102

2010-103


2010-104


2010-105

2010-106

2010-107

2010-108

2010-109


2010-110


2010-111


2010-112


2010-113


2010-114


2010-115


2010-116


2010-117

2010-118



2010-201


2010-202
2010-203
2010-204
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                             Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law
                            EPA Headquarters -
                            Research Triangle Park, NC

                            EPA Headquarters -
                            Research Triangle Park, NC

                            EPA Headquarters -
                            Research Triangle Park, NC

                            EPA Headquarters -
                            Research Triangle Park, NC

                            EPA Region 3 - Philadelphia, PA

                            EPA Region 3 - Philadelphia, PA

                            EPA Headquarters -
                            Research Triangle Park, NC

                            EPA Region 10 - Seattle, WA

                            EPA Headquarters -
                            Research Triangle Park, NC

                            EPA Headquarters -
                            Research Triangle Park, NC

                            EPA Headquarters -
                            Research Triangle Park, NC

                            EPA Headquarters -
                            Research Triangle Park, NC

                            EPA Headquarters -
                            Research Triangle Park, NC

                            EPA Headquarters -
                            Research Triangle Park, NC

                            EPA Headquarters -
                            Research Triangle Park, NC

                            EPA Headquarters -
                            Research Triangle Park, NC

                            EPA Region 2 - New York City, NY

                            EPA Headquarters -
                            Research Triangle Park, NC
                         Environmental Management and Administration
                            EPA Headquarters -
                            Washington, DC

                            EPA Region  10 - Seattle, WA

                            EPA Region  3 - Philadelphia, PA

                            EPA Headquarters -
                            Research Triangle Park, NC
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                           2010  Fellowships Matrix
Project
Number
2010-205

2010-206

2010-207

2010-208

2010-209


2010-301

2010-302

2010-303

2010-304


2010-305


2010-306


2010-307


2010-308

2010-309

2010-310


2010-311


2010-312

2010-313


2010-401

2010-402


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                    Environmental Management and Administration (continued)
         EPA Headquarters-
         Research Triangle Park, NC

         EPA Headquarters-
         Research Triangle Park, NC

         EPA Headquarters-
         Research Triangle Park, NC
         EPA Headquarters-
         Research Triangle Park, NC

         EPA Region 2 - Stamford, CT

                   Environmental Science
         EPA Region 2 - New York City, NY

         EPA Headquarters -Arlington, VA

         EPA Headquarters -Arlington, VA

         EPA Headquarters-
         Research Triangle Park, NC

         EPA Headquarters-
         Research Triangle Park, NC

         EPA Headquarters-
         Research Triangle Park, NC

         EPA Headquarters-
         Research Triangle Park, NC

         EPA Region 3 - Baltimore, MD

         EPA Region 3 - Lancaster, PA

         EPA Headquarters-
         Research Triangle Park, NC

         EPA Headquarters-
         Research Triangle Park, NC

         EPA Region 3 - Philadelphia, PA

         EPA Region 3 - Philadelphia, PA

            Public Relations and Communications

         EPA Headquarters -Arlington, VA

         EPA Headquarters-
         Research Triangle Park, NC

         EPA Headquarters-
         Research Triangle Park, NC
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                                   2010  Fellowships
     Environmental Policy, Regulation, and  Law
                                                                         Desired Level of Education:
                                                                         Junior to Graduate Student

                                                                         Project Location:
                                                                         EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                         Triangle Park, NC

                                                                         Preferred Project Period:
                                                                         5/10/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                         Project Officer:
                                                                         David Mintz
    PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-101
    Project Title:
    Automation of Air Quality Data Products for NAAQS Reviews
    Sponsoring Office:
    Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
    Air Quality Assessment Division
    Office  Mission:
    The primary mission of EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
    (OAQPS) is to preserve and improve  air quality in the United States. As a
    national EPA headquarters office located in Research Triangle Park, North
    Carolina, OAQPS compiles and reviews  air pollution  data; develops
    regulations to limit and reduce air pollution; assists states and local agencies with monitoring and controlling air
    pollution; makes information about air pollution available to  the public; and reports to Congress on the status of air
    pollution and the progress made in reducing it.
    Project Overview:
    OAQPS is responsible for reviewing the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).  Under this project, the
    fellow will work with OAQPS staff to  identify and automate several products (maps, graphs, and tables) by linking
    a Statistical Analysis System (SAS) process directly to source data via a Web application.  Users of the Web-based
    application will be able  to select multiple parameters (for example, pollutants, time periods, and thresholds) and
    generate data products dynamically. The automated process will improve the ability to provide standard data products
    quickly. This project is a unique opportunity to use cutting-edge technology to satisfy routine business needs.
    Project Goals:
    The student working on  this project will gain  practical experience with SAS/Graph, SAS/lntrNet, SAS Macros,
    Structured Query Language (SQL), and  Oracle databases. The student will also develop skills in problem solving,
    communication, data presentation, and project management.  When the project has been completed, the student
    will have  participated  in automation of  the process for developing many of the standard air quality data products
    needed for the NAAQS review process.
    Final Product of the Project:
    This project's final product will be Web-based  tools that can  be used by air quality analysts.
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    Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law
                                                                           Desired Level of Education:
                                                                           Junior to Graduate Student

                                                                           Project Location:
                                                                           EPA Headquarters - Research Triangle
                                                                           Park, NC

                                                                           Preferred Project Period:
                                                                           5/10/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                           Project Officer:
                                                                           Tesh Rao
PROJECT NUMBER:     2010-102
Project Title:
Estimates of Emissions of Particle Mass and Species
Sponsoring Office:
Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Air Quality Assessment Division
Office Mission:
The primary mission of EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
(OAQPS) is to preserve and improve air quality in the United States.  As a
national EPA headquarters office located in Research Triangle Park, North
Carolina,  OAQPS compiles  and reviews air pollution  data;  develops
regulations to limit and reduce air pollution; assists  states and local agencies with monitoring and controlling air
pollution; makes information about air pollution available  to the public; and reports to Congress on the status of air
pollution and the progress made in reducing it.
Project Overview:
This project will involve looking at emissions of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) within the United States and the
speciation into chemical constituents, especially elemental and organic carbon (EC and  OC).  The focus of the
project is to better understand how elemental carbon emissions were derived from  PM2.5  estimates.  Much of this
project involves work with the SPECIATE database, which  is EPA's repository of total organic compound (TOC) and
PM speciation profiles of air pollution sources. This work  is important in several ways, as carbon emissions play a
major role both in PM National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) issues (health) as well as the global climate.
This project will build on the findings of earlier work.  Specifically, the fellow may investigate the items below, though
it is fully understood that the final report may cover  only a subset of this list of research  and analysis items.  Data
analysis, collaborative discussions, survey of the literature, and team meetings are all key elements expected to play
a role in arriving at a final report for this project.
•   Weight emissions  by a radiative  forcing metric, to obtain a better understanding of how the mass of emissions
    translates into effects on global climate change and investigate whether  this new weighting scheme causes the
    sectors that are climate friendly for mitigation purposes (as outlined in the final  report).
•   Investigate and improve the  control efficiency data element in the National  Emissions Inventory for PM2.5
    emissions. Investigate the literature that was used  to generate carbon profiles for major source categories and
    develop documentation on the relevancy of how carbon was estimated  from PM2.5 (size fraction, testing, and
    efficiency issues).
•   Use monitoring data to help ensure the quality of elemental carbon emission estimates by sectors that have been
    implicated as  important to climate in the final report mentioned.
•   Trace the emission estimates  of PM2.5 back to  its source to better understand how the testing was done and
    what impacts it may  have on the size fraction  that is actually  measured, how condensable estimates were
    developed, and how activity levels were applied to  emission factors to arrive at PM2.5 emission  estimates.
    Research done to date clearly shows that the collection efficiency of PM is a function of size fraction collected.
    This issue should  be  investigated closely for the  electric generating units/boiler sector that EPA's  Office of
    Research and Development (ORD)  currently has under way in this area; that information should be used to
    check how PM emissions for  that sector are estimated in the National Emission Inventory and then  translated
    to black carbon emissions through SPECIATE.
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     Project Goals:
     The student will acquire and enhance his or her knowledge about PM2.5  emissions.  It is also expected that the
     fellow will gain experience working with various EPA offices (ORD, Sector  Policies and Programs Division, Health
     and Environmental Impacts Division, Office  of Air and Radiation, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office
     of Administration and Policy) in a collaborative way to obtain information, discuss work plans, and mutually share
     and discuss work that would be beneficial to the work under this project.
     Final Product of the Project:
     Expected outputs from this work will include development of maps, tables, and graphs to support work that is being
     done. A final report is expected to be finished at the end of the project that clearly outlines methods, analyses, final
     tables, graphs, and maps, and computer code developed to support the work that was completed. The report will
     encompass the investigations performed and the results of these analyses and may include, but is not limited to:
     •   A description of the assessment techniques used;
     •   Findings of the analyses presented in the appropriate format (text, tables, graphs, maps, and related designs);
         and
     •   Recommendations for generating future  estimates of PM2.5 and species (particularly organic carbon).
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                                                                           Desired Level of Education:
                                                                           Junior to Graduate Student

                                                                           Project Location:
                                                                           EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                           Triangle Park, NC

                                                                           Preferred Project Period:
                                                                           5/10/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                           Project Officer:
                                                                           Douglas Solomon
PROJECT NUMBER:     2010-103
Project Title:
Statistical Analysis of 2008 National Emission Inventory
Sponsoring Office:
Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Air Quality Assessment Division
Office Mission:
The primary mission of EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
(OAQPS) is to preserve and improve air quality in the United States.  As a
national EPA headquarters office located in Research Triangle Park, North
Carolina,  OAQPS compiles  and reviews air pollution data;  develops
regulations to limit and reduce air pollution; assists states and local agencies with monitoring and controlling air
pollution; makes information about air pollution available to the public; and reports to Congress on the status of air
pollution and the progress made in reducing it.
Project Overview:
The National Emissions Inventory (NEI) is EPA's compilation of estimates of air pollutants discharged on an annual
basis and their sources. The compilation includes emissions estimates submitted by state, local, and Tribal air pollution
control agencies, estimates calculated by EPA, and emissions obtained from other sources. EPA is maintaining emission
inventory data for the 2008 NEI.  Under this  project, the fellow will design and implement statistical analyses of
these data. The statistical analyses may include, but are not limited to:
• Gap analyses to identify missing sources or pollutants;
• Trend analyses to examine emission changes over time;
• Comparative analyses to examine differences in data submitted from various organizations or locations (or both); and
• Outlier analyses to examine extreme values based on various statistical tests.
Project Goals:
The goal of this project is for the fellow to develop a robust understanding of the data in the Draft 2008 NEI through
the use of various statistical analyses.
Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will develop a report documenting the statistical  analyses undertaken and the results of these analyses.
The report may include, but is not limited to: (1) a description of the analytical techniques used; (2) findings  of the
analyses presented in  the appropriate format (text, tables, graphs, maps, and similar designs); and (3) an overall
assessment of the data.
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                                                                            Desired Level of Education:
                                                                            Graduate Student to Ph.D. Student

                                                                            Project Location:
                                                                            EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                            Triangle Park, NC

                                                                            Preferred Project Period:
                                                                            5/10/2010 to 9/1/2010

                                                                            Project Officer:
                                                                            Yvonne Johnson
    PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-104
    Project Title:
    Using Voluntary Programs for Regulatory Requirements
    Sponsoring Office:
    Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
    Outreach and Information Division
    Office Mission:
    The Outreach and  Information Division serves as the principal focus for
    management and transfer of air pollution  control  information; outreach to
    states, local governments, tribes, industry, small business, and the public;
    and voluntary and innovative approaches to reduce air pollution. In carrying
    out these functions,  the division manages design, development, maintenance, and evaluation of outreach programs
    and information systems (including hardware and software)  to distribute key air pollution control information to
    government and non-government clients and the public at large. The division also develops voluntary and innovative
    approaches to encourage pollution prevention and superior environmental performance over traditional regulatory
    approaches.
    Project Overview:
    EPA has been encouraging state and local air quality managers to use voluntary programs to reduce air pollution in
    nonattainment areas under the Sustainable Skylines Initiative (SSI). EPA has also developed guidance and policies on
    how to use emission reductions that result from implementation of voluntary programs to meet regulatory requirements,
    such as attainment and maintenance plans required under the Clean Air Act for various criteria pollutants. Communities
    have difficulty in applying the national, general guidance to their particular situation. Under this project, the fellow
    will research Clean Air Act criteria pollutant program requirements and community voluntary programs. The fellow
    will work with staff in the Outreach and Information Division as they develop and apply program-specific guidance for
    voluntary programs being implemented under the SSI that will allow these communities to use the emission reductions
    achieved under the SSI for regulatory purposes. Although these will be pilot projects, the guidance developed by
    the Outreach and Information Division will assist many other areas of the country to use these voluntary programs
    to meet their regulatory obligations.
    Project Goals:
    The fellow will gain critical insight into the Clean Air Act criteria  pollutant program requirements and community
    voluntary programs. The fellow will have the opportunity to develop technical skills applicable to legal requirements
    as well as skills needed to advance program guidance that would have national applications.
    Final Product of  the Project:
    The fellow will develop a final report based on his  or her research  on  Clean  Air  Act criteria pollutant program
    requirements and community voluntary programs.
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                                                                          Desired Level of Education:
                                                                          Junior to Ph.D. Student

                                                                          Project Location:
                                                                          EPA Region 3 - Philadelphia, PA

                                                                          Preferred Project Period:
                                                                          6/1/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                          Project Officer:
                                                                          Jessica Martinsen
PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-105
Project Title:
Functional Assessment Methods and Their Use in the Regulatory Program
Sponsoring Office:
Region 3, Office of Environmental Programs,
Environmental Assessment and Innovation Division
Office Mission:
The Office of Environmental Programs is responsible for implementation of
the Wetlands Program under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA)
and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Program.  The office
integrates regulatory responsibilities and activities  in innovative ways to
maximize environmental benefits.
Project Overview:
The CWA was signed into law with the goal of maintaining and restoring the biological, chemical, and physical
integrity of waters of the United States.  Section 404 of the act establishes a program to regulate placement of dredge
or fill material into waters of the U.S. The regulatory program  is jointly administered by EPA and  the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers.  EPA  develops and interprets policy, guidance, and environmental criteria to evaluate permit
applications; reviews and  provides comments on individual permit applications; and enforces provisions of Section
404. This program is dynamic and evolving. The CWA Section 404 program recently promulgated regulations (The
Mitigation Rule, 2008) that require affected aquatic resources to be compensated by replacing the lost functions of
the resource. Under this project, the fellow will research and describe stream and wetland functional  assessment
methods used across EPA  Region 3.  The fellow will then analyze and evaluate the methods to determine the best
applicability of each.
Project Goals:
The fellow will acquire and enhance his or  her knowledge in stream ecology and learn about what the federal and
state governments do to regulate those aquatic resources.  The  fellow will also gain valuable insight into the role
of different stakeholders in the process. The experience will enhance  the student's understanding of environmental
laws, regulations, and policies.
Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will develop a narrative describing the most used functional assessment approaches and their applicability
and develop a matrix to compare the various tools.
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                                                                            Desired Level of Education:
                                                                            Junior to Senior

                                                                            Project Location:
                                                                            EPA Region 3 - Philadelphia, PA

                                                                            Preferred Project Period:
                                                                            6/1/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                            Project Officer:
                                                                            Jessica Martinsen
    PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-106
    Project Title:
    Environmental Impact Assessment Resource Planning and Review
    Sponsoring Office:
    Region 3, Office of Environmental Programs,
    Environmental Assessment and Innovation Division
    Office Mission:
    The Office of Environmental Programs is responsible for implementation of
    the Wetlands Program under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA)
    and the National  Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Program.  The office
    integrates regulatory  responsibilities and activities in innovative ways to
    maximize environmental benefits.
    Project Overview:
    NEPA requires that any project involving a federal action use a systematic, interdisciplinary approach to evaluate the
    action and alternative actions.  This evaluation takes into consideration environmental, social, and economic issues.
    The key purpose of this analysis  is to integrate environmental values into the decision making process.  There are
    three levels of analysis, depending on whether an undertaking could significantly affect the environment. These three
    levels include categorical exclusion determination (Cat Ex); preparation of an environmental assessment/finding of
    no significant impact (EA/FONSI); and preparation of an environmental  impact statement (EIS).  Furthermore, EPA
    is required under Section 309 of the Clean Air Act to review and rate all EIS documents.
    Working with  the NEPA Team, the fellow will review NEPA projects in energy and transportation.   The fellow will
    research issues related to energy development and transportation infrastructure planning and  implementation and
    will learn about specific environmental issues related to  a particular project or sector of projects.  In addition, the
    fellow will provide  research related to specific EISs from project proponents, such as energy development (gas, coal,
    nuclear, and electric transmission line  proposals).  The fellow may also work with the NEPA Team as it develops
    and implements a strategy to integrate stormwater management control measures early in the project development
    process.
    Project Goals:
    The fellow will acquire and enhance his or her knowledge of environmental science, including issues associated
    with land development and energy resource extraction, habitat fragmentation, wetland protection, hydrology, water
    quality degradation, and stormwater management.  The fellow will gain  valuable insight into the roles of different
    stakeholders in the process and the impacts of these projects on  communities. Finally, the experience will enhance
    the fellows understanding of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
    Final Product of the Project:
    The fellow will provide a  research report about NEPA projects and develop a  presentation for the NEPA Team.
    Additional related  project products may include briefing documents and issue papers.
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                                                                          Desired Level of Education:
                                                                          Junior to Graduate Student

                                                                          Project Location:
                                                                          EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                          Triangle Park, NC

                                                                          Preferred Project Period:
                                                                          5/10/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                          Project Officer:
                                                                          Robert Coats
PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-107
Project Title:
Air Quality System Transaction Editor
Sponsoring Office:
Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Outreach and Information Division, National Air Data Group
Office Mission:
The mission of the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS)
is to preserve and improve the air quality of the United States. OAQPS is
responsible for the development and implementation of regulation to protect
the nation's air quality with respect to stationary sources.
Project Overview:
This project will involve development of a tool for managing air quality monitoring data based on Microsoft Excel
2003 or Open Office. The Air Quality System (AQS) supports input and output of air quality monitoring data and
metadata in a specific set of data formats; these formats include delimited  transactions and XML documents.  This
project will involve the development of an Excel-based environment with the capabilities to both read and write each
of the AQS file  and transaction formats and to allow creation of new transactions (rows in a worksheet), update
transactions  that have been  previously read  or created,  or delete transactions that have been previously read or
created. Furthermore, to ensure data quality, the tool will allow validation of transactions against reference information
extracted from AQS. To accomplish this goal, the tool will incorporate capabilities to read this reference information
in data formats exported by AQS.  The project will also include development of optional capabilities, time permitting,
such as reading and writing AIR-Now transaction formats. Potential applicants must have college-level coursework
or equivalent Microsoft Excel Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)  programming experience.
Project Goals:
The fellow will gain critical  insight into the issues and complexities of environmental data management through
development of a product to manage the various types of data associated with ambient air quality monitoring.
Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will develop a software tool for managing air quality monitoring data.
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                                                                           Desired Level of Education:
                                                                           Junior to Ph.D. Student

                                                                           Project Location:
                                                                           EPA Region 10 - Seattle, WA

                                                                           Preferred Project Period:
                                                                           6/1/2010 to 2/28/2011

                                                                           Project Officer:
                                                                           Lisa McArthur
    PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-108
    Project Title:
    Sustainable Materials Management in the Pacific Northwest
    Sponsoring Office:
    Region 1 0, Office of Air, Waste and Toxics
    Office Mission:
    The mission of the Office of Air, Waste and Toxics is to be a steward of the
    environment to protect air quality, control toxics, and  manage waste.
    Project Overview:
    The fellow will:  (1)  support the  Waste Materials Management and
    Stewardship Team in its mission to support more use  of sustainable material and waste management in the Pacific
    Northwest and Alaska;  (2) work with the team to integrate materials management into climate change discussion,
    policies, and programs;  (3) research and assist in the development of case studies of effective sustainability, recycling,
    and green building practices and  how they  relate  to climate change; (4) participate in a Web-based educational
    series  on effective sustainability, recycling, and green building practices and  programs; and  (5) meet with state,
    local,  and Tribal partners to  research how these improved environmental practices have been  integrated into their
    businesses. To be successful at this project, the fellow selected should have strong oral and written communication
    skills, an understanding of sustainability, and a passion for environmental work.  Specific assignments will include
    interviewing partners  to learn about green practices,  participating in field work, and conducting research, as well
    as working closely with  a high-energy and collaborative team.
    Project Goals:
    The goal of this project is for the fellow to gain  understanding in a new and exciting area of work - sustainable materials
    management and to be aware of the impact that materials management can have on our climate footprint. Upon
    completion of this project, the fellow will be  able to translate  their understanding into effective communications.
    Final  Product of the Project:
    The final product will have a written and oral  component and will demonstrate the fellow's ability to conduct effective
    research and find superior environmental outcomes.
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                                                                          Desired Level of Education:
                                                                          Junior to Graduate Student

                                                                          Project Location:
                                                                          EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                          Triangle Park, NC

                                                                          Preferred Project Period:
                                                                          5/10/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                          Project Officer:
                                                                          Holly Wilson
PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-109
Project Title:
Assessing the Impact of Voluntary Programs on Regulatory Compliance
Sponsoring Office:
Office of Air and Radiation, Office  of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Outreach  and  Information  Division, Community  and Tribal Programs
Group
Office Mission:
The mission of the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS)
is to preserve and improve the air quality of the United States.  OAQPS is
responsible for development and implementation  of regulations to protect
the nation's air.
Project Overview:
Voluntary programs to reduce air pollution from Area Sources located in urban environments have been implemented.
The Collision Repair Campaign (CRC) is one  such effort.  The CRC assists auto body repair shops to attain early
compliance with the Surface Coating National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) prior
to  its effective date.  The fellow selected for this project will research and develop methods to assess the statistical
validity of the short-term and long-term impacts of the CRC by building on existing small-scale studies. It will involve
balancing multiple technical, policy, and statistical considerations to generate meaningful data.  This work will require
both technical and creative skills  to adapt a program that can be replicated in other areas.
Project Goals:
The fellow will gain insight into the relationships between  the regulatory and voluntary programs,  and community
action. The fellow will also obtain experience in working across other EPA offices, such as the Office of Enforcement
and Compliance Assistance  (OECA), and with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to incorporate their
perspectives.
Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will provide a final  report discussing the development of a prototype statistical evaluation tool that can
be extended to other areas.
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                                                                            Desired Level of Education:
                                                                            Junior to Ph.D. Student

                                                                            Project Location:
                                                                            EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                            Triangle Park, NC

                                                                            Preferred Project Period:
                                                                            5/10/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                            Project Officer:
                                                                            Juan Santiago
    PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-110
    Project Title:
    Greenhouse Gas Permitting for Nontraditional Emissions Sources
    Sponsoring Office:
    Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
    Air Quality Policy Division, Operating  Permits Group
    Office Mission:
    The Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) compiles and
    reviews  air pollution  data,  develops  regulations  to limit and reduce air
    pollution, assists states and local agencies with monitoring and controlling
    air pollution, makes information about air pollution available to the public,
    and reports to Congress on the status of air pollution and the progress made
    in reducing it.
    Project Overview:
    A variety of sources emit greenhouse gases, including large power plants and many smaller sources that burn fossil fuels
    for energy. In the event that Congress enacts legislation, or separate authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions
    is used, sources of greenhouse gas emissions, some of which have not traditionally been subject to regulation, may
    be  required to obtain air pollution permits.  Under this project, the fellow will research and characterize affected
    sources that emit greenhouse gases and review outreach materials that provide information for state and local permit
    agencies and nontraditional emissions sources on obtaining pollution permits for greenhouse gas emissions.
    Project Goals:
    The fellow will gain critical insight  into sources  of greenhouse  gas emissions and  the U.S.  air pollution permit
    system.
    Final Product of the Project:
    The fellow will develop a final report and make presentations summarizing the results  of completed activities to EPA
    staff and management, as well as others, as appropriate.
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                                                                          Desired Level of Education:
                                                                          Graduate Student to Ph.D. Student

                                                                          Project Location:
                                                                          EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                          Triangle Park, NC

                                                                          Preferred Project Period:
                                                                          5/10/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                          Project Officer:
                                                                          Paul Almodovar
PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-111
Project Title:
International Air Quality Analysis and Strategy Development
Sponsoring Office:
Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Health and  Environmental  Impacts Division, Climate, International and
Multimedia Group
Office Mission:
The Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) compiles and
reviews air pollution data,  develops  regulations to limit and reduce air
pollution, assists states and local agencies with monitoring and controlling
air pollution, makes information about air pollution available to the public,  and reports to Congress on the status of
air pollution and the progress made in reducing it.
Project Overview:
Air quality in the United States can be affected by air pollution transported  from other countries, and global climate
is influenced by emissions across the globe.  Many countries depend on  outside help for guidance  in assessing
air pollution problems and  developing  air  quality management programs.  OAQPS supports EPA's international
mission  in a number of areas, including participating in negotiations under the Long Range Transboundary Air
Pollution (LRTAP) Convention and other multi-lateral environmental agreements; supporting air quality management
capacity building in China,  Mexico, and other countries; preparing air quality training materials and programs for
international audiences; and  conducting modeling, monitoring, and performing data analysis to address transboundary
transport concerns.  Guided by the selected fellows interests and background, this project will include participation
in specific international projects.  These projects  could include: (1) analysis of international air quality issues and
approaches related to capacity building work with China; (2) assessment of the health and climate impacts of fine
particle emissions from residential cook stoves and other emissions sources in developing countries; (3) participation
in an assessment of air quality management needs in Indonesia; (4) support for international research on mercury
emissions; (5) support for research related to the Gothenburg Protocol under the LRTAP Convention; and (6) analysis
of the impacts on Arctic warming from black carbon and ozone precursor emissions in the U.S. and North America.
This project will include reviewing relevant reports and technical papers and participating in meetings with technical
and policy staff.
Project Goals:
The fellow will gain insight into international air pollution issues and be exposed to  EPA, federal government, and
bilateral and multilateral international programs that address air quality and air quality and climate interactions.
Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will prepare a final reporter briefing addressing international air pollution issues.
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                                                                           Desired Level of Education:
                                                                           Graduate Student to Ph.D. Student

                                                                           Project Location:
                                                                           EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                           Triangle Park, NC

                                                                           Preferred Project Period:
                                                                           5/10/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                           Project Officer:
                                                                           Doug Grano
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    PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-112
    Project Title:
    Linkages between Air Quality and Climate Change
    Sponsoring Office:
    Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
    Health  and Environmental Impacts  Division,  Climate, International and
    Multimedia Group
    Office Mission:
    The Office of Air Quality Planning and  Standards compiles and reviews air
    pollution data, develops regulations to limit and reduce air pollution, assists
    states  and local agencies with monitoring and controlling air  pollution,
    makes information about air pollution available to the public, and reports
    to Congress on the status of air pollution and the progress made in reducing
    Project Overview:
    As states, local agencies, and tribes move forward to develop and implement programs to improve air quality and
    address climate change, it is important to have a good understanding of the interactions among global climate, air
    quality, and regional climate.  Tropospheric ozone, black carbon, and sulfates are strongly linked to both climate
    and air quality. Knowledge of linkages between climate and air quality will help develop effective programs to
    further improve air quality while also addressing impacts of these programs on climate change. The fellow selected
    for this project will design and implement a research project involving linkages between climate and air quality
    and related policy issues.  Relevant policy questions that may be of interest include:  (1) How might air quality
    management strategies be adapted in a changing climate?  (2) What effects will air quality programs in the United
    States have on  the climate? (3) What opportunities are there to devise and implement strategies that improve both
    climate and public health?  (4) How can capacity for integrated climate  and  air quality assessments be improved
    (such as air quality, economic, health, and ecological), especially in light of differences in temporal and geographic
    scales between greenhouse gases and  traditional air pollution? (5) What are the health and climate impacts of fine
    particle emissions from residential  cook stoves  and other emissions sources in  developing countries? (6) What are
    the impacts on  Arctic warming from  black carbon and ozone precursor emissions in the U.S.?
    The fellow will meet with experts across EPA (including in the Office of Air and  Radiation and the Office of Research
    and Development), government, and experts in academia to gather relevant peer-reviewed data and literature and
    to conduct policy-relevant analysis.
    Project Goals:
    The fellow will gain critical insight into U.S. air pollution issues, linkages between climate and air quality (for example,
    science, economics, and policy), and potential policy implications.
    Final Product of the Project:
    The fellow will write  and present a paper describing  the research into  the linkages between  climate and  air
    quality.
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                                                                          Desired Level of Education:
                                                                          Graduate Student to Ph.D. Student

                                                                          Project Location:
                                                                          EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                          Triangle Park, NC

                                                                          Preferred Project Period:
                                                                          5/10/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                          Project Officer:
                                                                          Ember Scavo
PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-113
Project Title:
Nonattainment Area Boundaries for NO2 Standards
Sponsoring Office:
Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Air Quality Policy Division, State and Local Programs Group
Office Mission:
The Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards  (OAQPS) compiles and
reviews air pollution data,  develops  regulations  to limit and reduce air
pollution, assists states and local agencies with monitoring and controlling
air pollution, makes information about air pollution available to the public,
and reports to Congress on the status of air pollution and the  progress made in reducing it.
Project Overview:
A proposal to revise the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) has recently been
issued by EPA. If the NAAQS is revised, then areas of the United States that do not attain the revised NAAQS must
be identified. The boundaries of these nonattainment areas must encompass the area that is violating the NAAQS
and nearby areas that are contributing to the violation.  States will  then work toward limiting emissions from sources
of pollution in these areas to attain the standards.  Under this  project, the fellow will research available information
on sources of NO2 pollution and NO2 air pollution  characteristics and work with OAQPS as they develop principles
that establish nonattainment area boundaries.  The research  will  include indentifying NO2 source and dispersion
characteristics and the implementation of air quality standards.
Project Goals:
The fellow will gain critical  insight into NO2 air pollution issues,  including source  and dispersion characteristics,
and the U.S. system for managing air quality. The  fellow will also  gain insight into the implementation of air quality
standards.
Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will be expected to develop a final report and to make presentations that summarize the results of activities
completed to EPA staff and management, as well as others, as appropriate.
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                                                                            Desired Level of Education:
                                                                            Freshman to Senior

                                                                            Project Location:
                                                                            EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                            Triangle Park, NC

                                                                            Preferred Project Period:
                                                                            5/10/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                            Project Officer:
                                                                            Rhea Jones
    PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-114
    Project Title:
    Outreach for Air Quality Area Designations
    Sponsoring Office:
    Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
    Air Quality Policy Division, Geographic Strategies Group
    Office Mission:
    The Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) compiles and
    reviews  air pollution  data, develops  regulations to limit  and reduce air
    pollution, assists states and local  agencies with monitoring and controlling
    air pollution, makes information about  air pollution available to the public,
    and reports to Congress on the status of air pollution and the progress made in reducing it.
    Project Overview:
    The national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for criteria pollutants are reviewed every 5 years. If a NAAQS
    is revised, areas of the  United States  that violate the revised NAAQS must be identified via  a  process called air
    quality designations. The NAAQS for several pollutants - including ozone, lead, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide
    - have recently been revised. Under this project, the fellow will conduct research on U.S. air pollutants and pollution
    issues, as well as the activities undertaken by EPA and state and local air pollution agencies to manage air quality
    to achieve national standards. The fellow will also work with OAQPS staff as they plan and produce outreach and
    communications materials on air  quality designations for state and local air pollution.
    Project Goals:
    The fellow will gain critical insight into  U.S. air pollution issues and activities undertaken by EPA and state and local
    air pollution agencies to manage air quality to achieve national standards.
    Final Product of the  Project:
    The fellow will be expected to develop  a final report and to make presentations that summarize activities completed
    to EPA staff and management, as well  as others, as appropriate.
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                                                                            Desired Level of Education:
                                                                            Freshman to Ph.D. Student

                                                                            Project Location:
                                                                            EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                            Triangle Park, NC

                                                                            Preferred Project Period:
                                                                            5/10/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                            Project Officer:
                                                                            Rhea Jones
PROJECT NUMBER:     2010-115
Project Title:
Reducing Light Pollution
Sponsoring Office:
Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
Air Quality Policy Division, Geographic Strategies Group
Office Mission:
The Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) compiles and
reviews air pollution data, develops regulations to limit  and reduce air
pollution, assists states and local agencies with monitoring and controlling
air pollution, makes information about air pollution available to the public,
and reports to Congress on the status of air pollution and the progress made in reducing it.
Project Overview:
EPA is responsible for protecting long-range visibility that may be affected by air pollutants. Air pollutants have the
ability to both scatter and absorb light.  They thus affect the ability of humans to clearly see distant objects, including
scenic vistas and national monuments.  However, night-sky visibility is affected less by traditional air pollutants, and
more by artificial  lighting around streets and buildings.  Under this project, the fellow will research strategies for
reducing light pollution that affects night-sky visibility that simultaneously conserve energy and reduce emissions of
traditional air pollutants.  The fellow will  also research the effect of air pollutants and artificial lighting on night-sky
visibility.
Project Goals:
The fellow will learn about the effect of air pollutants and artificial lighting on night-sky visibility and how to implement
green strategies for reducing light pollution.
Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will be expected to develop a final report and to make presentations that summarize the results of activities
completed to EPA staff and management, as well as others, as appropriate.
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                                                                             Desired Level of Education:
                                                                             Freshman to Senior

                                                                             Project Location:
                                                                             EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                             Triangle Park, NC

                                                                             Preferred Project Period:
                                                                             5/10/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                             Project Officer:
                                                                             Raj Rao
    PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-116
    Project Title:
    Registering Emissions Sources for Air Pollution Permitting on Tribal Lands
    Sponsoring Office:
    Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
    Air Quality Policy Division, New Source Review Group
    Office Mission:
    The Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards  (OAQPS) compiles and
    reviews  air pollution data, develops  regulations  to limit and reduce air
    pollution, assists states and local agencies with monitoring and controlling
    air pollution, makes information about air pollution available to the public,
    and reports to Congress on the status of air pollution and the progress made
    in reducing it.
    Project Overview:
    EPA is developing rules that govern permitting of air pollution sources located on sovereign Tribal lands.  One of the
    challenges in establishing and carrying out permitting rules on Tribal lands is  identifying the sources of emissions
    that potentially would require air pollution permits.  Under this project, the fellow will research air pollution issues on
    Tribal lands, and  how the United States air pollution permit system applies to sovereign Tribal nations. The fellow will
    work with staff of OAQPS as they characterize affected sources  and produce outreach materials for these sources
    on obtaining pollution permits.
    Project Goals:
    The fellow will gain critical insight into air pollution issues on Tribal lands,  and how the United States air pollution
    permit system applies to sovereign Tribal nations.
    Final Product of the Project:
    The fellow will be expected to develop a final  report and to make presentations that summarize the results  of activities
    completed to EPA staff and management, as  well as others, as appropriate.
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                                                                           Desired Level of Education:
                                                                           Junior to Ph.D. Student

                                                                           Project Location:
                                                                           EPA Region 2 - New York, NY

                                                                           Preferred Project Period:
                                                                           5/24/2010 to 8/27/2010

                                                                           Project Officer:
                                                                           Reema Loutan
PROJECT NUMBER:     2010-117
Project Title:
Voluntary Clean Diesel Fellow Program
Sponsoring Office:
Region 2, Division of Environmental Planning and Protection, Air Programs
Branch
Office Mission:
The mission of the Air Programs Branch  is to work with EPA's Office of Air
and Radiation and the Region 2 states to protect and enhance the quality
of the region's air resources and protect human health and the environment
from airborne pollutants.  This mission is carried out by implementing the
Clean Air Act, as amended in 1 990.
Project Overview:
Under this project, the fellow will have  the opportunity to research:   (1) the types and magnitude of air pollution
resulting from mobile sources;  (2) the various mobile source  sectors (light-duty and  heavy-duty on-road vehicles,
construction equipment, airport ground support equipment and marine vessels, locomotives, and other sources); and
(3) the technologies and policies that are being implemented to reduce air pollution from mobile sources.  Activities
will focus on EPA's voluntary programs and also on the reduction of mobile source air pollution through federal, state,
and local regulatory measures. The fellow will review existing data sources managed by EPA, the states, and other
public and private entities. The fellow will develop mediation skills and an understanding of the potential benefits
associated with dynamic interaction with a variety of stakeholders at various levels of government, environmental
organizations, and private entities.
Specific learning opportunities may include, but are not limited to: (1) participation in EPA's voluntary mobile source
reduction programs under EPA's National Clean Diesel Campaign programs (Clean Construction, Clean School Bus,
Clean Ports, and SmartWaySM Transport Partnership), EPA's voluntary  diesel retrofit program, and the Northeast
Diesel Collaborative; (2) familiarization  with existing databases and  files managed by EPA and the states, with the
goal of identifying air emission reductions from various mobile source categories; (3) education on new or innovative
control technologies being  implemented  on mobile sources elsewhere to  evaluate the potential applicability to other
mobile emission source types; (4) acquiring skills necessary for identifying and quantifying mobile source emission
reductions;  (5) active participation in the Northeast Diesel Collaborative's mobile source sector workgroups; and
(6) interaction on a regular basis with staff and  interns in other EPA regional offices on implementation of diesel
collaboratives around the country.
Project Goals:
The fellow will receive practical training and experience through the investigation and identification of innovative air
emission reduction opportunities from various mobile source sectors.  The fellow will learn how EPA fosters partnerships
to achieve measurable air quality benefits through activities  such as application of clean diesel technologies to
existing vehicles and engines.
Final Product of the Project:
The student will design a pilot project to address the impacts  of port growth and increase of freight movement on
communities adjacent to  ports.
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                                                                           Desired Level of Education:
                                                                           Graduate Student to Ph.D. Student

                                                                           Project Location:
                                                                           EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                           Triangle Park, NC

                                                                           Preferred Project Period:
                                                                           5/10/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                           Project Officer:
                                                                           Linda Chappell
    PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-118
    Project Title:
    Researching Innovative  Climate and Air Quality Benefit and  Cost
    Methods
    Sponsoring Office:
    Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
    Health and Environmental  Impacts Division, Air Benefits and Cost Group
    Office Mission:
    EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards  (OAQPS) develops
    regulatory and voluntary strategies for improving air quality. The Air Benefits
    and Cost Group supports this mission by estimating the economic benefits
    and costs of achieving  air quality standards, including consideration of
    impacts of climate change on air quality.
    Project Overview:
    Under this project,  the fellow will explore innovative methods of incorporating climate change impacts and policies
    into cost-benefit analysis of air regulations.  Such research could focus on:  (1) methods of addressing alternative
    baseline scenarios to incorporate climate impacts or policies; (2) methods to estimate the benefits of climate and air
    quality impacts that have previously not been quantified or valued; (3) cost impacts for new regulatory or technology
    choices to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases; and (4) new economic impact methods for incorporating the effects
    of climate change or impacts of climate policies on affected industries and the national economy.
    Project Goals:
    The fellow can expect to increase his or her knowledge  of environmental health science, microeconomics, climate
    and air quality modeling,  and policy analysis.  Research completed under this fellowship could inform a master's
    thesis or Ph.D. dissertation. After the project is complete, the fellow will  have accomplished one of the following:
    (1) identified a new method to address alternative baseline scenarios to incorporate climate impacts or policies; (2)
    identified a  new method to estimate a specific climate and air quality benefit endpoint that has previously not been
    quantified or valued;  (3) identified a method to address cost impacts for new regulatory or technology choices to
    reduce emissions of greenhouse gases; or (4) identified new economic impact methods for incorporating the  effects
    of climate change or impacts of climate policies on affected industries and the national economy.
    Final  Product of the Project:
    The fellow will develop a final report and presentation that summarizes his or her findings.
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                                                                        Desired Level of Education:
                                                                        Freshman to Senior

                                                                        Project Location:
                                                                        EPA Headquarters - Washington, DC

                                                                        Preferred Project Period:
                                                                        6/14/2010 to 12/3/2010

                                                                        Project Officer:
                                                                        Erin Collard
PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-201
Project Title:
Urban Waters Initiative
Sponsoring Office:
Office of Water, Office of Wetlands Oceans & Watersheds
Office Mission:
Office of Wetlands Oceans & Watersheds (OWOW) is one of five offices
in the Office of Water within EPA's Washington  Headquarters offices. The
office provides leadership, policy direction, and financial support to the 10
regional offices and to states, Tribes, and territories that implement EPA's
programs.  OWOW works collaboratively with a vast array of partners
to protect and restore the aquatic ecosystems of marine and fresh waters.
Project Overview:
The Urban Waters  Initiative  (UWI)  will  reconnect and revitalize urban water bodies by engaging communities in
activities that foster increased understanding  and ownership of these waters and  promote a holistic watershed
approach to address water quality concerns within these urban communities. Through this initiative, EPA will engage
urban communities  to address key issues such as safe public access, water quality, water use, and urban community
priorities by building on existing Agency programs and infrastructure. This new initiative is dynamic and evolving.
The fellow will work with the divisions within OWOW to research and assess Agency programs that have applicability
for the new UWI. The fellow will work with OWOW staff as they develop a platform to track and measure OWOW
program and  policy contributions to the UWI and participate with the UWI team in strategic planning meetings and
other program development-related exercises.  The fellow will also be a part of the Web 2.0 Urban Waters Connect
team and research  current OWOW tools and training as they related to the  new UWI.
Project Goals:
The fellow will:  (1) acquire and enhance his or  her knowledge of collaborative techniques for civic governance
and applicable  programs within the Office of Water; (2) gain valuable insight into  the role of stakeholders in the
process of implementing a new Agency initiative that centers on urban water issues, environmental justice,  and
disadvantaged communities; (3) acquire and enhance his or her knowledge on the merits and weaknesses of various
methods of program evaluation and linking performance to strategic goals and measures; and (4) gain knowledge
of environmental programs and policies.
Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will develop a reporting mechanism that integrates the various Agency programs into the UWI. Additionally,
the fellow will develop a compendium of tools designed and implemented by the Web 2.0 Urban Waters Connect
team.
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                                                                          Desired Level of Education:
                                                                          Freshman to Graduate Student

                                                                          Project Location:
                                                                          EPA Region 10 - Seattle, WA

                                                                          Preferred Project Period:
                                                                          6/7/2010 to 8/27/2010

                                                                          Project Officer:
                                                                          Sally Hanft
    PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-202
    Project Title:
    Risk Management Program Facility Data Analysis
    Sponsoring Office:
    Region  1 0
    Office  Mission:
    The primary mission of the Emergency Response Unit is to prevent, prepare
    for, and respond to emergency incidents that could affect human health and
    the environment.
    Project Overview:
    The Clean Air Act Risk Management Program was created to prevent and prepare for releases of toxic and flammable
    substances that have the potential for catastrophic consequences.  The Risk Management Program requires facilities
    that produce, handle, process, distribute, or store greater than a threshold quantity of any listed toxic or flammable
    extremely hazardous substance to develop a risk management program,  prepare a Risk Management Plan (RMP),
    and submit the RMP to EPA.  The Risk Management Program is used to monitor and inspect the compliance of
    facilities with an RMP. The fellow will perform research and assist in the analysis of the prioritization methodology for
    facilities with accidental releases. The project may also involve data analysis of the RMP Access Database with the
    National Database on identifying trends in facility compliance.  The fellow will have the opportunity to interact with
    other federal, state, and local government agencies and will be exposed  to the broader mission of the Emergency
    Response  Unit.
    Project Goals:
    The fellow will  gain knowledge  of EPA's RMP, Emergency Planning and  Community Right-to-Know Act,  and other
    emergency response programs concerning the prevention of chemical releases that could affect the environment
    and the public.  The fellow will enhance his or her skills in writing, communication, data analysis, and presentations
    and will participate in  briefings, meetings and field work. The fellow will understand  the challenges posed to EPA
    and the regulated community as they relate to enforcing and complying  with the Risk Management Program and
    prioritizing methods for compliance.
    Final Product of the Project:
    The fellow will develop a report and present his or her findings on the prioritization methodology of facilities and
    trends in facility compliance.
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PROJECT NUMBER:
Project Title:
                           20,0-203
                                                    Do not apply
                                                                         Desired Level of Education:
                                                                         Graduate Student to Ph.D. Student

                                                                         Project Location:
                                                                         EPA Region 3 - Philadelphia, PA

                                                                         Preferred Project Period:
                                                                         6/1/2010 to 8/31/2010

                                                                         Project Officer:
                                                                         Michael D'Andrea
Environmental Planning and Management Using Real-Time Data
Sponsoring Office:
Region 3, Office of Policy and Management
Office Mission:
The Office of Policy and Management assists the regional administrator
in  managing  the regional office.  It is  responsible for human  resources;
equal employment opportunity; special emphasis programs, which include
the diversity program; administrative and financial management; strategic
planning; policy and regulatory development; contracting and procurement;
information systems; facilities; telecommunications; and grants and audit managem
Project Overview:
With ever-increasing technological advances, opportunities for real-time environmental measurement are possible that
could greatly accelerate the effectiveness of decision processes.  One such technology, embedded sensor networks,
could dramatically increase the amount of accurate, timely data  available for environmental planning and analysis.
Regional academic institutions,  industry, and  think tanks are among the organizations pioneering these efforts.
EPA is in a unique position to partner with these organizations to revolutionize EPA's environmental management
capabilities.  The fellow will work with the Region 3 Planning and  Analysis Branch to research real-time environmental
measurement technologies, including embedded sensor networks, and how they relate to environmental planning and
analysis. The fellow will research financial, logistical, and organizational challenges for implementation of real-time
technologies.  The fellow will also research regional data  infrastructure and  the nexus with current accountability
systems, including  EPA's Annual Commitment Systejj
Project Goals:
At the completion of this project, the fellow will have knowledge of real-time environmental measurement technologies,
including embedded  sensor networks, and understand how  they relate to environmental planning and analysis.
The fellow will learn about environmental management and potential technologies that accelerate decision-making
processes. The fellow also will learn how to establish partnerships and  implement improvements in an interagency
environment.
Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will provide
regional leadership.
                                           mental management capabilities and deliver a presentation to senior
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                                                                          Desired Level of Education:
                                                                          Junior to Graduate Student

                                                                          Project Location:
                                                                          EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                          Triangle Park, NC

                                                                          Preferred Project Period:
                                                                          5/10/2010 to 7/30/2010

                                                                          Project Officer:
                                                                          Benjamin Collins
                                                                       to building management issues for RTP.
                                                                       strategic planning for all organizational
    PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-204
    Project Title:
    The Development, Testing, and Querying of Databases
    Sponsoring Office:
    Office of Administration and Resources Management-RTF
    Office Mission:
    The Office of Administration and Resources Management-RTP (OARM-RTP),
    under the supervision of a director, provides services to all of the programs
    and activities at RTP.  The Director, OARM-RTP, supervises the Divisions of
    Facility Management Support,  Information Resources Management, and
    Human Resources Management.  The director also serves as the contact
    for the OCFO/FMD/RTP Financial Management Center, OEI/National
    Computer Center, and OAM/RTP Procurement Operations Division relative
    In addition, the OARM-RTP Office Director is responsible  for budgeting and
    components of the office.
    Project Overview:
    Environmental management involves  management of the interaction between people and their impact on the
    environment. The three main issues that affect managers are those that involve politics (networking and relationships),
    programs (projects and information technology [IT]), and resources  (money, facilities,  and software).  As with all
    management functions, effective management tools,  standards, and systems are required.  Information resources
    management encompasses information technology and integrated management in its protocol to reduce environmental
    impact. This methodology explores a wider approach and stresses the importance of interdisciplinary assessment.
    The process of developing software and guidance is technically complex as  the functionality expands the broad
    scope of various facets.  Under this project,  the fellow will participate in  the testing  phase of custom database
    development.  The fellow's research could focus on  the overall understanding of management of the interaction
    between people and their impact on the environment, or on software, testing functionality,  analysis of data, and
    technical writing.  These processes are useful in developing software and guidance documents and in adhering to
    environmental management protocol.
    Project Goals:
    The fellow working on this project can expect to increase  his or her knowledge of the software development lifecycle,
    software functionality, beta testing, quality assurance review, usability testing, technical writing, and management
    of the interaction between people and their impact on the environment.  Research completed under this fellowship
    could inform a master's thesis or PhD dissertation.
    Final Product of the Project:
    The fellow will develop a final report summarizing  his or her findings.
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PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-205
                                                                      Desired Level of Education:
                                                                      Junior to Graduate Student
Resources Database Development and Data Analysis
                                                                      Project Location:
                                                                      EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                      Triangle Park, NC

                                                                      Preferred Project Period:
                                                                      5/10/2010 to 7/30/2010

                                                                      Project Officer:
                                                                      Benjamin Collins
Sponsoring Office:
Office of Administration and Resources Management-RTF
Office Mission:
The Office of Administration and Resources Management-RTP (OARM-RTP),
under the supervision of a director, provides services to all of the programs
and activities at RTP.  The Director, OARM-RTP, supervises the  Divisions of
Facility Management Support,  Information Resources Management, and
Human Resources Management.  The director also serves as the contact
for the OCFO/FMD/RTP Financial Management Center, OEI/National
Computer  Center, and OAM/RTP Procurement Operations Division relative to building management issues for RTP.
In addition, the OARM-RTP Office Director is responsible for budgeting and strategic planning for all organizational
components of the office.
Project Overview:
The need for environmental management can be viewed  from  a variety of perspectives. EPA has incorporated  IT
technology to secure a highly qualified workforce of scientists and administrative staff to manage the interaction of
personnel  and environmental impact.  It  is important to have a good understanding of the  interactions among the
local community, university, public and private sector workforce, and the current organizational workforce in pursuit
of the Agency's mission of environmental  quality,  meaning the conservation of the environment for the environment's
sake, as well as the conservation of the environment for humankind's sake.
Under this project, the fellow will study the linkages among community, qualified personnel, and the environment,
as well as the balance between economic growth and environmental quality so as to maximize the welfare of the
community. To facilitate this process, the fellow will develop a  resources (track personnel status activity) database.
The software functionality will expand the broad  scope of various facets  of human resources services.  The fellow
will design and implement a conceptual framework research project to identify the specific  data to track to include
requirements via standards and regulations.
The fellow will meet with experts to gather relevant  data. The fellow's research could focus on the overall understanding
of the human resources shared service center work, an overview of software development, testing software functionality,
data development, and analysis of the data. These processes are imperative in the overall understanding of personnel
services and the development of a tool to identify and track personnel work status.
Project Goals:
The fellow working on this project can expect to  increase his or her knowledge  of the  linkages among community,
qualified personnel,  and the  environment, as well as the  balance between economic growth and  environmental
quality so  as to maximize the welfare of  the community.  In addition, the fellow will increase his or her knowledge
of the software development lifecycle; software functionality; quality assurance review;  communication with various
levels of office personnel; data identification; and data  management.  Research completed under  this fellowship
could inform a master's thesis, PhD dissertation, or other educational requirement.
Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will develop a final report summarizing his or her findings.
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     PROJECT NUMBER:     2010-206
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     Development of Databases for Environmental Impact as it Relates to Energy
                                                                           Project Location:
                                                                           EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                           Triangle Park, NC

                                                                           Preferred Project Period:
                                                                           5/10/2010 to 7/30/2010

                                                                           Project Officer:
                                                                           Benjamin Collins
    Consumption
    Sponsoring Office:
    Office of Administration and Resources Management-RTF
    Office Mission:
    The Office of Administration and Resources Management-RTP (OARM-RTP),
    under the supervision of a director, provides services to all of the programs
    and activities at RTP. The Director, OARM-RTP, supervises the Divisions of
    Facility Management Support, Information Resources  Management, and
    Human Resources Management. The director also serves as the contact for
    the OCFO/FMD/RTP Financial Management Center, OEI/National Computer Center, and OAM/RTP Procurement
    Operations Division relative to building management issues for RTP. In addition, the OARM-RTP Office Director is
    responsible for  budgeting and strategic planning for all organizational components of the office.
    Project Overview:
    Environmental management involves management of the interaction between people, their work and activities, and
    the impact on the environment.  The three main issues that affect managers are those that involve politics (networking
    and relationships), programs (projects, information technology [IT], environmental management systems [EMS]), and
    resources (money, facilities, and software).
    As with all management functions, effective management tools, standards and systems  are required.  Moving  in
    the direction of  a reducing our environmental footprint leads EPA to approach identifying  energy conservation from
    an "awareness  to promote participation" perspective.  Under this project, the fellow will collect relevant data that
    will provide the necessary output to substantially reflect the goal.  The process of developing energy conservation
    practices as well as a database is technically complex. The data  collection and software functionality expand the
    broad scope of various facets. The fellow will  design  and  implement a conceptual framework  research project  to
    identify the specific data to track to include those that are required via  EMS standards and regulations. The fellow
    will meet with experts to gather relevant data.  The fellow's research could focus  on the overall understanding of the
    interaction between people, their work and activities, and their impact on the environment, the EMS road map, energy
    data collection  and  analysis, software functionality, and the development of energy conservation practices.  These
    processes are useful in  the development of a tool to identify and display energy consumption, increase awareness
    of their role in energy conservation, and promote energy conservation practices at work  and home.
    Project Goals:
    The fellow working on this project can expect to increase his  or her knowledge of  the software development lifecycle,
    software functionality, quality assurance review,  purpose of energy consumption performance metrics; communication
    with various levels of office personnel; development of energy consumption performance metrics; energy consumption
    performance metric  underlying data identification; and  energy consumption performance  metric  data management.
    Research completed under this fellowship could inform  a master's thesis or other educational requirement.
    Final Product of the Project:
    The fellow will develop  a final report summarizing his or her findings.
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                                                                         Desired Level of Education:
                                                                         Junior to Graduate Student

                                                                         Project Location:
                                                                         EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                         Triangle Park, NC

                                                                         Preferred Project Period:
                                                                         5/10/2010 to 7/30/2010

                                                                         Project Officer:
                                                                         Benjamin Collins
PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-207
Project Title:
Development and Querying of AutoCAD/Energy Databases
Sponsoring Office:
Office of Administration and Resources Management-RTF
Office Mission:
The Office of Administration and Resources Management-RTP (OARM-RTP),
under the supervision of a director, provides services to all of the programs
and activities  at RTP.  The Director, OARM-RTP, supervises the Divisions of
Facility Management Support, Information Resources Management, and
Human Resources Management. The director also serves as the contact for
the OCFO/FMD/RTP Financial Management Center, OEI/National Computer Center, and OAM/RTP Procurement
Operations Division  relative to building management issues for RTP.  In addition, the OARM-RTP Office Director is
responsible for budgeting and strategic planning for all organizational components of the office.
Project Overview:
Facility management and support are composed of, but not limited to, general administrative services, building
operations, maintenance, engineering, utility operations, energy conservation, and  environmental management
systems.  EPA provides  management  of solar-powered  roofs, solar-powered  street lights, laboratory space, office
space, electrical equipment, generators, and countless other facility-related operations.  The need for automated
processes is becoming more prevalent to ensure efficiency in this management and support function.
The process of developing and querying of AutoCAD databases is widely used  in the engineering arena and it is
technically complex as the software functionality expands the broad scope of various facets. Under this project, the
fellow will work with  EPA staff to:  (1) review and identify electrical equipment via electrical as-built-drawings; (2)
conduct research in the development of a sub-metering project; and (3) update and maintain data via an AutoCAD
database.  Additional work will require the fellow to research energy conservation reports in the National Energy
database.  The fellow's research could focus on the overall understanding of software development; data manipulation;
data analysis; facility data management; and AutoCAD functionality.
Project Goals:
The fellow working on this project can  expect to increase his or her knowledge of the software development lifecycle,
software functionality, quality assurance review, AutoCAD drawings; purpose of AutoCAD layering function; facility
data identification; facility data management; and energy conservation.  Research completed under this fellowship
could inform a master's  thesis or other educational requirement.
Final Product of the  Project:
The fellow will develop a final report summarizing his or her findings.
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                                                                           Desired Level of Education:
                                                                           Freshman to Graduate Student

                                                                           Project Location:
                                                                           EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                           Triangle Park, NC

                                                                           Preferred Project Period:
                                                                           5/10/2010 to 7/30/2010

                                                                           Project Officer:
                                                                           Shawna Green Whitehurst
    PROJECT NUMBER:     2010-208
    Project Title:
    Correspondence Automation and Tracking Computer Software
    Sponsoring Office:
    Office of Environmental Information-RTP, Office of Technology Operations
    & Planning, National Computer Center
    Office Mission:
    The Office of Technology Operations and Planning (OTOP) is part of EPA's
    Office of Environmental Information (OEI). OTOP manages EPA's information
    technology (IT) infrastructure, supporting the Agency's information systems
    and information products. OTOP also develops and implements IT policies,
    plans, and strategies for information security, investment management, and
    workforce training and development.
    Project Overview:
    Environmental management involves management of the  interaction between  people and their impact on the
    environment. The three main issues that affect managers  are those that involve politics (networking), programs
    (projects) and resources (money and facilities).
    As with all management functions, effective management tools, standards, and  systems are required.  Workflow
    systems are designed to automate, standardize, and streamline necessary business processes.  The sponsoring
    office  plans to increase organizational productivity by integrating comprehensive standard operating procedures
    with automated workflow capabilities. Under this project, the fellow will participate in the development of a small to
    medium custom database application using complete software development lifecycle process. Work accomplished
    will comply with established standard operating  procedures and adhere to Agency business practices.  Research
    efforts could focus on the overall understanding of the interconnected and network of relationships of this environment,
    available  software tools and technologies, and application testing and analysis to certify functionality. Additional
    work could include technical writing.
    Project Goals:
    The fellow working on this project can expect to increase his or her knowledge of the software development lifecycle,
    software functionality, beta testing, quality assurance review, usability  testing and technical writing.  Research
    completed under this fellowship could inform a master's thesis or other education requirement.
    Final Product of the Project:
    The fellow will develop a final report summarizing his or her findings.
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PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-209
    .     . .                                                            Desired Level of Education:
                                                                       Graduate Student
Assessment of Habitat Restoration Need in Long Island Sound National
Estuary Program Area
                                                                       EPA Region 2 - Stamford, CT
Sponsoring Office:
n      ~  .         , _     , ~rr.                                         Preferred Protect Period:
Region 2, Long Island Sound Office                                       5/10/20101
Office Mission:
                                                                       Project Officer:
                                                                       Project Location:
                                                                       Mark Tedesco
The mission of the Long Island Sound office is to coordinate implementation
of the Long Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation and Management
Plan developed under the National Estuary Program.
Project Overview:
Long Island Sound  (LIS) is an estuary of national significance and part of the National Estuary Program (NEP).  In
2006, the Long Island Sound Study Policy Committee set targets for restoration of habitat as follows: (1) protect or
restore 300 acres of coastal habitat; and (2) open 50 miles of riverine migratory corridors for fish passage between
2006 and 201 1.  Federal, state, and local partners are working toward reaching these  targets; however, the
actual magnitude, in acres or miles, of degraded wetlands and river migratory corridors has not been evaluated or
documented.  Although the LIS NEP has been successful in restoring lengths of river for fish passage and in restoring
tidal wetlands and  other coastal habitats, it is not yet known how the amounts restored to date compare with the
total amounts that can be restored. Also unknown is the extent to which tidal wetlands will be able to migrate inland
under conditions of sea level rise attributable to climate change.
Under this project,  the fellow will populate a  geographic information  system (GIS) database with completed river
migratory corridors projects and other river features to develop a clear picture of the total river miles that are open
to fish passage and the remaining miles that are blocked. The restoration mileage to date will  be assessed in light
of past and future targets and the total number of river  miles that require and are available  for restoration will be
calculated.  The fellow will also review a  catalog of potentially degraded tidal wetlands using  aerial photography
and  GIS.  The method of this  review will include:  (1) the  identification  and calculation  of acreage degraded by
Phragmites australis, an invasive species, and other degradation agents;  (2) assessment of which of these sites may
have tidal flow restraints that are contributing  to Phragmites infestation; (3) calculation and comparison of the total
acreage of tidal wetlands with the acreage degraded;  and (4) identification of wetlands where adjoining upland
sites could provide  areas for wetland migration under sea level rise conditions.
Project Goals:
The  fellow will  gain  experience  working with professionals dedicated to habitat  protection in New York and
Connecticut.  The fellow will also gain experience using remote sensing, such as aerial photograph analysis to evaluate
landscape conditions; using GIS to organize, display, and evaluate environmental data; working closely with career
professionals in natural resource restoration; communicating with diverse project partners; and understanding the
challenges in natural resources protection  and restoration on a landscape scale. There may be limited opportunities
for field work assisting biologists with fish passage projects, tidal wetland monitoring, or other outdoor activities.
Final Product of the Project:
Under supervision,  the fellow will complete and develop GIS data layers and related metadata, perform calculations
of river miles and acreages, and  present the results using mapping  tools and a  written narrative.  The fellow may
be requested to present results orally to interested parties.
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     Environmental Science
                                                                           Desired Level of Education:
                                                                           Junior to Graduate Student

                                                                           Project Location:
                                                                           EPA Region 2 - New York, NY

                                                                           Preferred Project Period:
                                                                           6/1/2010 to 8/31/2010

                                                                           Project Officer:
                                                                           Grace Smith and Linda Timander
    PROJECT NUMBER:     2010-301
    Project Title:
    Management of an Enterprise Spatial Database to Support Environmental
    Decision Making
    Sponsoring Office:
    Region 2, Policy, Planning, and Evaluation Branch
    Office Mission:
    The Policy, Planning, and Evaluation Branch is responsible for developing
    the analytical and policy formation capabilities of Region 2 by initiating
    special studies,  reports, and investigations. One focus area of the branch is
    coordination of the region's geographic information system (GIS) capability,
    including acquiring GIS data and maintaining them  in an enterprise
    geodatabase to help improve environmental decision-making.
    Project Overview:
    Environmental programs involve complex cross-media analysis; GIS and spatial analysis are critical tools for effective
    environmental decision making. Data to support GIS analysis for environmental protection come from a wide variety
    of sources, including federal, state, local, academic, and commercial. The search, acquisition, documentation, and
    maintenance of critical data in an enterprise database to support EPA Region 2's mission is a challenging process.
    The region's enterprise database currently holds  several hundred unique data layers, but data gaps remain, and
    new data to support programmatic  uses such as wetlands  protection, environmental compliance, environmental
    impact analysis, and climate change assessment are becoming available on a regular basis. The fellow will research
    environmental data in the Region 2 enterprise database, work with staff of Region 2 as they search for  important
    spatial databases that are not currently in the enterprise database, and conduct reviews and analysis of data in the
    database.
    Project Goals:
    The fellow will  acquire and enhance knowledge  of methods to discover, document, and process a  wide variety
    of spatial data  to support environmental decisions. The fellow will  also develop and enhance expertise in use of
    relational databases and desktop GIS software.
    Final  Product of the Project:
    When this project is complete, the fellow will provide a final report or presentation on the techniques and methods
    used to evaluate spatial data needs,  acquire needed data, and integrate data into an enterprise database.
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                                                                          Desired Level of Education:
                                                                          Freshman to Ph.D. Student

                                                                          Project Location:
                                                                          EPA Headquarters - Arlington, VA

                                                                          Preferred Project Period:
                                                                          6/7/2010 to 8/27/2010

                                                                          Project Officer:
                                                                          Cheryl Johnson and Linda Fiedler
PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-302
Project Title:
Use of Innovative Treatment Technologies to Address Dense Nonaqueous
Phase Liquids at Superfund Sites
Sponsoring Office:
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, Technology
Innovation Program
Office Mission:
The Technology Innovation Program advocates development and application
of new treatment and characterization technologies by government and
industry to contaminated waste sites.
Project Overview:
Dense Nonaqueous Phase Liquids (DNAPL), particularly those that contain chlorinated hydrocarbons, continue to
be a challenge to remediate at contaminated sites. Numerous cleanup approaches have been demonstrated, such
as in situ thermal, chemical, and biological  methods.  Recently, these technologies have been refined  and have
been used successfully at some sites, including Superfund sites.  For this project, the fellow will perform research on
available innovative approaches for treating DNAPL contamination at sites.  The fellow will review current treatment
methods and case studies of Superfund sites where the methods have been applied.  Sources of information will
include published literature and Web sites, as well as practitioners, such as remedial project managers, technology
vendors, and consulting engineers.
Project Goals:
When this project is complete, the  fellow will have learned valuable information on  the state-of-the-practice for
remediating  DNAPLs.  The fellow will become proficient in scientific and engineering principles associated with
contaminated site cleanup, as well as the  general challenges and process of cleaning up contaminated sites.
Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will prepare a paper on available innovative approaches for treating DNAPL contamination at sites.  The
paper will include a summary of current treatment methods  and  detailed case studies of Superfund sites  where the
methods have been  applied.  The paper can be  used to support academic requirements for a  master's  degree or
doctoral thesis.  In addition, the fellow will prepare a presentation for office staff on the findings of the report.
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                                                                           Desired Level of Education:
                                                                           Junior to Ph.D. Student

                                                                           Project Location:
                                                                           EPA Headquarters - Arlington, VA

                                                                           Preferred Project Period:
                                                                           6/7/2010 to 8/27/2010

                                                                           Project Officer:
                                                                           Cheryl Johnson
    PROJECT NUMBER:     2010-303
    Project Title:
    Green Remediation
    Sponsoring Office:
    Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, Technology
    Innovation Program
    Office Mission:
    The Technology Innovation Program advocates development and application
    of  new treatment and characterization technologies by government and
    industry to contaminated waste sites.
    Project Overview:
    EPA's Office  of Superfund Remediation  and Technology Innovation has made significant progress in identifying
    options to  reduce  the environmental footprint of the work  required to cleanup contaminated sites.  Through the
    spring of 201 0, numerous cleanup projects will have been completed where green remediation best practices have
    been implemented. The fellow will assist in the quantitative evaluation of the returns on investments made at these
    projects, which may include engineering  or econometric analysis.  For further technical and policy information on
    green remediation, applicants can visit the Green Remediation Focus Area on EPA's CLU-ln Web site (http://cluin.
    org/greenremediation).
    Project Goals:
    The goal of this project is to identify and write case studies on green remediation technologies as they relate to best
    practices that have been implemented. The fellow will obtain experience in advanced green remediation technology
    practices.
    Final Product of the Project:
    The fellow  will prepare a paper on green remediation technologies and will prepare a presentation for office staff
    on  the findings of the report.
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                                                                           Desired Level of Education:
                                                                           Graduate Student

                                                                           Project Location:
                                                                           EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                           Triangle Park, NC

                                                                           Preferred Project Period:
                                                                           5/10/2010 to 7/30/2010

                                                                           Project Officer:
                                                                           Deborah Wales
PROJECT NUMBER:     2010-304
Project Title:
Evaluation of Ozone Exposure Indices in Relationships with Ecological and
Health Effects
Sponsoring Office:
Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental
Assessment,  Research Triangle Park
Office Mission:
National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) provides guidance
and risk assessments aimed at protecting human health and the environment.
This  guidance presents critical analyses and  summaries  of scientific
consensus, vetted through a rigorous peer review process, on the risks of
pollutants to  human health  and the natural environment.
Project Overview:
NCEA/Research Triangle Park (RTP) and other NCEA units have the main responsibility for scientific assessment within
the Office of Research and Development (ORD) and EPA in general. These assessments are broad and typically have
significant implications for national and international environmental policy development and implementation.  NCEA/
RTP risk assessment includes preparation of Integrated Science Assessments (ISAs) (previously known as Air Quality
Criteria Documents) for particulate matter, ozone, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and lead, as
well as other types of assessments of available scientific information (such as Integrated Risk Information System files).
The ISAs provide evaluations of  health and welfare effects  data that are used by EPA's Office of Air and Radiation
to develop risk, exposure, and policy assessments and form the scientific basis for the National Ambient Air Quality
Standards (NAAQS), as required by the Clean Air Act.  The NAAQS have exceedingly high impact in  protecting
public health and the environment; thus, the  scientific soundness of the health and welfare assessment is of crucial
importance.  Besides serving as the key scientific foundation for U.S. regulations, the ISAs are also used world-wide
by other  governments  and the World Health Organization (WHO) for deriving international guidelines and other
aspects of air pollution control strategies and  systems for these pollutants. Thus, NCEA/RTP assessments have broad
implications, not  only  nationally for the U.S., but also internationally.  A review of the NAAQS for ozone is now
under way, and EPA anticipates release of the first draft ISA for ozone in the fall of 2010 for review by the Clean
Air Scientific Advisory Committee and the public. The current health-based NAAQS for ozone is set at 0.075 parts
per million for an 8-hour average (maximum 8-hour average per day).  Health  studies have used various  indices,
including 1-hour daily maximum values or concentrations averaged over a period of days.  For ecological  effects,
cumulative ozone exposures have been more strongly associated with effects  than  daily exposures; the various
exposure windows that have been used  generally reflect seasonal average exposures.  The fellow working on this
project will assist in a number of analyses to  evaluate alternative exposure  time  periods relevant for health and
ecological effects of ozone. In addition, the fellow will help in  the evaluation  of exposure indicators in relationships
between  ozone and health or ecological effects.
Project Goals:
The fellow can expect  to increase his or her  knowledge of  environmental sciences  broadly, particularly in the area
of air quality data evaluation, working in multidisciplinary teams including ecologists, epidemiologists, toxicologists,
and atmospheric  scientists. The fellow will  gain an understanding of how scientific information is used to inform risk
and exposure assessments  and policy decisions.
Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will prepare and present mid-project and final project presentations.
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                                                                            Desired Level of Education:
                                                                            Junior to Senior

                                                                            Project Location:
                                                                            EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                            Triangle Park, NC

                                                                            Preferred Project Period:
                                                                            5/10/2010 to 7/30/2010

                                                                            Project Officer:
                                                                            Deborah Wales
    PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-305
    Project Title:
    Development of a Risk Assessment Training Program
    Sponsoring Office:
    Office of Research and Development, National  Center for Environmental
    Assessment, Research Triangle Park
    Office Mission:
    National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) provides guidance
    and risk assessments aimed at protecting human health and the environment.
    This guidance presents critical analyses  and summaries of scientific
    consensus, vetted through a rigorous peer review process, on the risks of
    pollutants to human health and the natural environment.
    Project Overview:
    NCEA/Research Triangle Park (RTP)  and other NCEA units have the main responsibility for scientific assessment
    within Office of Research and Development (ORD) and EPA in general. These assessments are broad and typically
    have significant implications for national and international environmental policy development and implementation.
    NCEA/RTP risk assessments include  preparation of  Integrated  Science Assessments (ISAs) (previously known as
    Air Quality Criteria Documents)  for particulate matter, ozone, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide,
    and lead,  as well  as IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System) assessments of available  scientific information for
    pollutants listed primarily under the Clean Air Act.  Additionally, NCEA/RTP provides support in developing and
    evaluating many of the Agency's risk assessment methodologies and guidance documents.  Besides serving as the
    key scientific foundation for U.S. regulations, ISAs, IRIS assessments, and agency risk assessment methodologies
    and approaches are also used world-wide by other governments and the World Health Organization (WHO) for
    deriving international guidelines and other aspects of air pollution control strategies/systems for these pollutants.
    Thus, NCEA/RTP assessments have very broad implications, not only nationally for the U.S., but also internationally.
    Another major activity of NCEA/RTP is development of  a risk assessment training  program in the area of human
    health risk assessment. This program will be  developed to communicate and provide comprehensive training to EPA
    NCEA and other EPA staff, partners,  and stakeholders on current, state-of-the-art risk assessment practices as used
    and implemented by EPA.  The objectives of this training program will be to provide participants with knowledge
    of scientific fundamentals and conduct of human  health risk assessments primarily focusing on hazard identification
    and dose-response assessment. The fellow working on this project will research quantitative dose-response methods
    (such as benchmark modeling) in risk assessments.  The fellow will also work with  staff of NCEA as they  prepare
    materials for the development of this program and the training workshops.
    Project Goals:
    The fellow can expect to increase his or her knowledge of environmental sciences broadly, particularly in the area of
    development and application of quantitative dose response methods (such as benchmark modeling) in risk assessments,
    working in multidisciplinary teams including toxicologists, epidemiologists, and statisticians. The fellow will gain an
    understanding of how scientific information is used to  inform risk assessments and policy decisions.
    Final Product of the Project:
    The fellow will prepare and present a final project presentation.
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                                                                          Desired Level of Education:
                                                                          Graduate Student

                                                                          Project Location:
                                                                          EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                          Triangle Park, NC

                                                                          Preferred Project Period:
                                                                          5/10/2010 to 7/30/2010

                                                                          Project Officer:
                                                                          Deborah Wales
PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-306
Project Title:
Benchmark Dose Software Development and Maintenance
Sponsoring Office:
Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental
Assessment, Research Triangle Park
Office Mission:
National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) provides guidance
and risk assessments aimed at protecting human health and the environment.
This  guidance presents  critical  analyses and  summaries of scientific
consensus, vetted through a rigorous peer review process, on the risks of
pollutants to human health and the natural environment.
Project Overview:
NCEA/Research Triangle Park  (RTP) and other NCEA units have the main responsibility for scientific assessment
within Office of Research and Development (ORD) and EPA in general.  These assessments are broad and typically
have significant implications for national and  international environmental policy development and implementation.
NCEA/RTP risk assessments include preparation of Integrated Science Assessments (ISAs) (previously known as Air
Quality Criteria Documents) for particulate matter, ozone, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and lead,
as well as IRIS (Integrated  Risk Information System) assessments of available scientific information for pollutants listed
primarily under the Clean Air Act. Additionally, NCEA/RTP provides support in developing and evaluating many of
the Agency s risk assessment methodologies and guidance documents.  Besides serving as the key scientific foundation
for U.S. regulations, ISAs, IRIS assessments, and agency risk assessment methodologies and approaches are also used
world-wide by other governments and the World Health Organization (WHO) for deriving international guidelines
and other aspects of air pollution control strategies and systems for these pollutants. Thus,  NCEA/RTP assessments
have broad implications, not only nationally for the U.S., but also internationally. Another major activity of NCEA/
RTP is development of risk assessment models, methods,  and guidance to better  quantify risks  and  characterize
uncertainty at the low environmental exposure levels most often experienced in real-world scenarios.  Specifically, EPA
has developed Benchmark Dose Software (BMDS) to facilitate application of the benchmark dose (BMD) methodology
in risk assessments. This methodology involves fitting statistical models to the observed data and estimating the BMD,
which is  the central estimate  of the  dose or concentration that produces a predetermined  change in the response
rate of an adverse effect.  BMDS  undergoes continuous maintenance and  further development, including ongoing
quality assurance testing,  incorporation of new statistical models, and refinements to the graphic  user  interface.  In
addition, NCEA/RTP develops training materials for the use of BMDS and conducts training workshops for internal
and external stakeholders at venues such as the annual meetings of scientific organizations. The fellow working on
this project will work with members of NCEA and conduct research in BMDS, including research on  quantitative
dose response methods (such as benchmark modeling) in risk assessments.
Project Goals:
The fellow can expect to increase his or her knowledge of environmental sciences broadly, particularly in the area of
development and application of quantitative dose response methods (such as benchmark modeling) in risk assessments,
working in multidisciplinary teams including toxicologists, epidemiologists, and statisticians.  The fellow will gain an
understanding of how scientific  information is used to inform risk assessments and policy decisions.
Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will prepare and present mid-project and final project presentations.
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                                                                            Desired Level of Education:
                                                                            Graduate Student

                                                                            Project Location:
                                                                            EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                            Triangle Park, NC

                                                                            Preferred Project Period:
                                                                            5/10/2010 to 7/30/2010

                                                                            Project Officer:
                                                                            Deborah Wales
    PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-307
    Project Title:
    Search, Evaluation, and Synopsis of Literature for Development of Inhalation
    Risk Assessment Guidance Support Documents
    Sponsoring Office:
    Office of Research and Development, National Center for Environmental
    Assessment, Research Triangle Park
    Office Mission:
    National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) provides guidance
    and risk assessments aimed at protecting human health and the environment.
    This guidance presents critical analyses  and summaries of scientific
    consensus, vetted through a rigorous peer review process, on  the risks of
    pollutants to human health and the natural environment.
    Project Overview:
    NCEA/Research Triangle Park (RTP) and other NCEA units have the main responsibility for scientific assessment within
    Office of Research and Development (ORD) and the Agency in general. These assessments are broad and typically
    have significant implications for national and international environmental policy development and implementation.
    NCEA/RTP Risk assessments include preparation of Integrated Science Assessments (ISAs) (previously known as Air
    Quality Criteria Documents) for particulate matter, ozone, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and lead,
    as well as IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System) assessments of available scientific information for pollutants listed
    primarily under the Clean Air Act. Additionally, NCEA/RTP provides support in developing and evaluating many of
    the Agency's risk assessment methodologies and  guidance documents. Besides serving as the key scientific foundation
    for U.S. regulations, ISAs, IRIS assessments, and agency risk assessment methodologies and approaches are also used
    world-wide by other governments and the World Health Organization (WHO) for deriving international guidelines
    and other aspects of air pollution control strategies/systems for these pollutants. Thus, NCEA/RTP assessments  have
    broad implications, not only nationally for the U.S., but also internationally.  The fellow working on this project will
    research and  evaluate literature related to inhalation  risk assessment approaches and methodologies. The fellow
    will also review, evaluate, and develop a synopsis of key inhalation risk assessment studies.
    Project Goals:
    The fellow can expect to increase his or her knowledge of environmental sciences broadly, but particularly in the area
    of inhalation  risk assessment and evaluation, working within a  group of multidisciplinary scientists.  The fellow will
    gain an  understanding of how scientific information is used to support the evaluation of risk assessment approaches
    and methodologies.
    Final  Product of the Project:
    The fellow will prepare and present  mid-project and  final project presentations  on his or her research related to
    inhalation  risk assessments.
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                                                                           Desired Level of Education:
                                                                           Ph.D. Student

                                                                           Project Location:
                                                                           EPA Region 3 - Baltimore, MD

                                                                           Preferred Project Period:
                                                                           5/10/2010 to 9/10/2013

                                                                           Project Officer:
                                                                           Paul Mayer
PROJECT NUMBER:     2010-308
Project Title:
Stream Restoration as an Approach for Managing Nitrogen Pollution  in
Urban Watersheds
Sponsoring Office:
Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research
Laboratory, Ground Water and Ecosystems Restoration Division
Office Mission:
The Ground Water and Ecosystems Restoration Division conducts  research
and supplies technical assistance to provide the scientific basis to support
development of strategies and technologies used to  protect and restore
ground water, surface water, and ecosystems affected by man-made and natural processes.
Project Overview:
Bioreactive nitrogen is a  non-point source pollutant that impairs  ecosystem function and threatens human health.
Urban streams transport heavy nitrogen  loads to  estuaries such as the Chesapeake Bay.  Stream restoration may
be a cost-effective way to reduce  nitrogen in  urban streams, yet despite the billions of dollars spent annually on
restoring streams, little is known about the effectiveness of stream restoration as a best management practice (BMP) for
nitrogen. The fellow working on this project will research and quantify the ecological benefits of stream restoration.
The fellow will take a field-based research approach  to assessing the efficacy of stream restoration as a BMP for
nitrogen control in urban watersheds. The fellow will use state-of-the-art ecological methods, including isotope tracer
techniques, to quantify biological and hydrological  processes in surface water and ground water at streams throughout
Baltimore, Maryland, before and after restoration to identify biogeochemical controls of microbial denitrification,
a natural process occurring in ground water that  removes bioreactive nitrogen by transformation to a  biologically
inactive gas form.  Stream restoration that stabilizes stream banks, reconstructs stream  meanders and  riffle zones,
and re-establishes riparian vegetation may increase nitrogen uptake via denitrification  by reconnecting hydrology
and increasing carbon availability to microbes. Identifying restoration techniques where high denitrification activity
occurs provides insight into important nitrogen management tools.  The fellow will also conduct cutting-edge research
into the ecology of urban  streams and the effects of ecosystem restoration.  The end  date for this project is flexible.
Project Goals:
The fellow will accomplish the following goals:   (1)  assess  ecosystem  service benefits  of restoration; (2) identify
stream  restoration methods that enhance nitrogen control; and (3) develop predictive models of stream hydrology
and nutrient mass balance.
Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will author peer-reviewed scientific journal articles  that describe the efficacy of various stream restoration
methods as a BMP  for nitrogen control.
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                                                                            Desired Level of Education:
                                                                            Junior to Senior

                                                                            Project Location:
                                                                            EPA Region 3 - Lancaster, PA

                                                                            Preferred Project Period:
                                                                            5/10/2010 to 5/10/2012

                                                                            Project Officer:
                                                                            Paul Mayer
    PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-309
    Project Title:
    Effects of Watershed Restoration on Nitrogen and Phosphorous in a Stream
    Impacted by Legacy Sediments
    Sponsoring Office:
    Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research
    Laboratory, Ground Water and Ecosystems Restoration Division
    Office Mission:
    The Ground Water and Ecosystems Restoration Division conducts research
    and supplies technical assistance to provide the scientific basis to support
    development of strategies and  technologies used to protect and restore
    ground water, surface water, and ecosystems affected by man-made and natural processes.
    Project Overview:
    Excess sediments and anthropogenic nutrients, especially nitrogen (N) and phosphorous (P), are leading causes of
    water quality impairment in streams and wetlands throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States. Legacy
    sediments, deposited  as a function of historical mill dam construction, may contribute significantly to the sediment
    and nutrient load of streams and estuaries, including the Chesapeake Bay.  Removing legacy sediments may be a
    cost-effective, sustainable means to reduce sediment and nutrient pollution in watersheds. Therefore, identifying best
    management practices (BMP) for streams and wetlands to mitigate the  impacts of legacy sediments is important.
    Stream restoration to remove legacy sediment may represent an  important nutrient management tool.
    The fellow will take a field-based research approach to assessing the efficacy of legacy sediment removal as a BMP for
    sediment and nitrogen control in a watershed. The fellow will  use state-of-the-art geological and ecological methods,
    including isotope tracer techniques, to quantify the effects of restoration on surface water and ground water quality at
    a restored and unrestored control watershed in  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The fellow will conduct cutting-edge
    research into the ecology of urban streams and the effects of ecosystem restoration by examining watersheds before
    and after restoration to quantify stream flow, characterize stream geomorphology and sediment  movement, monitor
    surface water and ground water chemistry, and measure ground water  level and temperature.  All monitoring will
    be conducted at high-resolution, daily and weekly temporal scales.  The end date for this project is flexible.
    Project Goals:
    The fellow will accomplish the following specific goals: (1) assess ecosystem service benefits of restoration; (2) identify
    stream restoration methods that enhance nutrient control; and (3) develop predictive models of stream hydrology
    and nutrient mass balance.
    Final Product of the Project:
    The fellow will author peer-reviewed scientific  journal articles that describe the efficacy of stream restoration as a
    BMP  for phosphorous and nitrogen control.
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    Environmental Science
                                                                           Desired Level of Education:
                                                                           Junior to Graduate Student

                                                                           Project Location:
                                                                           EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                           Triangle Park, NC

                                                                           Preferred Project Period:
                                                                           5/10/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                           Project Officer:
                                                                           Susan Fairchild
PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-310
Project Title:
Source Category Attributes Comparative Tool Development
Sponsoring Office:
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Sector Policies & Programs
Division,  Metals and Minerals Group
Office Mission:
The mission of the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS)
is to preserve and improve the air quality of the United States. OAQPS is
responsible for development and implementation  of regulation to protect
the nation's air quality with respect to stationary sources.
Project Overview:
The Metals and Minerals Group (MMG) leads development and implementation of effective control strategies and
regulations governing primary and secondary metals production  and minerals processing operations.  The group
develops and implements innovative  strategies to reduce hazardous and  criteria air pollutant emissions, including
the use of market-based mechanisms,  alternative technologies,  processes,  and compliance options,  as  well as
regulatory and economic incentives to achieve environmental goals of the air program. Under this project, the fellow
will develop  a database tool in Microsoft Access that enables comparison of characteristics of selected industries
among data  elements, including raw materials, size, temperatures, processes, controls, and emissions.  The fellow
will conduct searches of literature, review state and federal permits, and research the Internet to compile attributes
of each industry.  The project officer will provide an  initial list of source categories for comparison, and additional
industries may be added to the list of source categories based on  the fellow's interest or as time allows.
Project Goals:
The fellow will gain insight into database tool development to identify commonalities across diverse industry categories
and learn key elements of raw material and  processes that contribute to emissions of different pollutants.
Final Product of the Project:
The final  product will  be a  Microsoft Access database tool that identifies common traits across different source
categories according to varying priorities.
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     Environmental Science
                                                                            Desired Level of Education:
                                                                            Graduate Student to Ph.D. Student

                                                                            Desired Level of Education:
                                                                            EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                            Triangle Park, NC

                                                                            Preferred Project Period:
                                                                            5/10/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                            Project Officer:
                                                                            Neal Fann
    PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-311
    Project Title:
    Researching Innovative Air Quality Benefits Estimation Methods
    Sponsoring Office:
    Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,
    Health and Environmental Impacts Division, Air Benefits and Cost Group
    Office Mission:
    The mission of the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) is
    to lead and manage national air quality programs to protect public health
    and the environment from air pollution.  The Air  Benefit and Cost Group
    within OAQPS is charged with estimating the benefits and costs of achieving
    air quality management strategies and standards.
    Project Overview:
    The process of estimating the human health and ecosystem benefits of improvements in air quality is both controversial
    and technically complex. The academic literature regularly generates new data and techniques that can be used to
    estimate air pollution benefits from a reduction in air pollution.  During this project, the fellow will explore innovative
    and novel benefits estimation methods to be used in estimating human health and ecological air quality benefits.  This
    research could  focus on developing methods  to estimate certain benefits of air quality impacts that have previously
    not been quantified or valued; new epidemiological studies that have not yet been considered; new health impact
    functions; new  valuation studies  and methods that have not yet been considered; new approaches to estimating
    ecosystem benefits; and new approaches to estimating the baseline incidence of certain adverse health effects.
    Project Goals:
    When the project  is complete, the fellow will have accomplished one or more of the following:  (1) researched
    and identified a new or improved method for quantifying the benefits of improved air quality on a human health or
    ecological endpoint; and (2) identified new methods for estimating the baseline incidence rate for one or more human
    health endpoints. The fellow working on this  project can expect to increase his or her knowledge of environmental
    science, microeconomics, air quality modeling, and policy analysis. Research completed under this fellowship could
    inform a master's thesis or Ph.D. dissertation.
    Final Product of the Project:
    The fellow will develop a final report and presentation summarizing his or her findings.
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                                                                          Desired Level of Education:
                                                                          Junior to Graduate Student

                                                                          Project Location:
                                                                          EPA Region 3 - Philadelphia, PA

                                                                          Preferred Project Period:
                                                                          6/7/2010 to 8/27/2010

                                                                          Project Officer:
                                                                          Ralph Spagnolo and Robert
                                                                          Runowski
PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-312
Project Title:
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Low-Impact Development in Storm Water
Management
Sponsoring Office:
Region 3, Office of States and Watersheds Partnerships, Water Protection
Division
Office Mission:
The Office of States and Watersheds Partnerships (OSWP) develops and
implements partnerships among governmental and non-governmental entities
for watershed restoration and to develop strategies for  implementation of
watershed restoration projects.
Project Overview:
The fellow will review the results of current Low-Impact Development (LID) projects and analyze implementation of new
projects to address storm water problems.  The fellow will work under the direction of OSWP staff and with  other
governmental and non-governmental organization partners, and using the watershed approach as the evaluative
context.  The Mid-Atlantic area of Region 3 has been  promoting  a "green"  perspective to preserve and protect
diminishing environmental resources while continuing to  support sustainable development. The fellow will work with
local governments and  other agencies to conduct research on LID  projects throughout the United States, primarily
projects applicable to environmental situations in Region 3. The fellow will review current stormwater management
practices of state and local governments throughout the region and evaluate whether LID applications could improve
the effectiveness of stormwater projects.  Applicants should have experience  in either  the environmental sciences or
civil engineering and some basic field experience, especially in watersheds. The fellowship may require up to 25
percent field activities.
Project Goals:
The fellow will:  (1) develop skills in technical communications with governmental agencies and non-governmental
entities; and  (2) understand the concept of green infrastructure  through  its application in LID and stormwater
issues.
Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will present a final report addressing how the concept of "green  infrastructure" techniques can be used
within the watershed approach, and furthermore, how LID and stormwater issues are affected.  This report will be
presented to Region 3 staff involved with stormwater issues and remedial activities.
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     Environmental Science
                                                                            Desired Level of Education:
                                                                            Junior to Graduate Student

                                                                            Project Location:
                                                                            EPA Region 3 - Philadelphia, PA

                                                                            Preferred Project Period:
                                                                            6/7/2010 to 8/27/2010

                                                                            Project Officer:
                                                                            Robert Runowski
    PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-313
    Project Title:
    EPA/Federal Highway Administration, Green Highways Program
    Sponsoring Office:
    Region 3, Office of States and Watersheds Partnerships, Water Protection
    Division
    Office Mission:
    The Office of States and Watersheds Partnerships (OSWP) develops and
    implements partnerships among governmental and non-governmental entities
    for watershed restoration and to develop strategies for implementation of
    watershed restoration projects.
    Project Overview:
    The fellow, supported by staff in the Region 3 OSWP and the EPA/Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will
    review "green infrastructure"  research and concepts. The emphasis of this project will be to assess how the "green
    infrastructure" philosophy relates to the Green  Highways Program (GHP) and, correspondingly, affects watershed
    restoration.  The fellow will identify sites and situations where green infrastructure concepts that have been used to
    support the GHP have been used in Region 3. OSWP, Region 3, and the Maryland State Department of Health (DOH)
    have initiated a pilot study in Charles County, Maryland, to assess the relocation of the U.S. 301 corridor.  The pilot
    study is using green infrastructure principles, including  innovations such as developing a natural resources registry
    and integrated decision matrix.  The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in researching and evaluating
    the effects of the pilot study.  In addition, the fellow will research  the implications of low-impact development (LID)
    in this county's watershed restoration. The applicant should have a functional understanding of the  environmental
    sciences; computer skills, and data and geographic information systems (GIS) applications would also be helpful. Field
    experience in stream monitoring and watershed issues would be beneficial, in support of the project's approximately
    20 percent field component.
    Project Goals:
    The fellow will learn about the  GHP and its impacts on watersheds  restoration. The fellow will  gain a thorough
    understanding of the principles and philosophy of green Infrastructure and LID and its relationship with  the GHP
    and watershed resources protection and preservation.   Furthermore,  the fellow will also gain an understanding of
    working with an interagency  team to develop and implement a methodology for project mitigation.
    Final Product of the Project:
    At the end of the project, the fellow will present his or her research and conclusions on the  relationship of "green
    infrastructure," GHP, and watershed restoration, specifically related to the Maryland/U.S. 301 corridor.
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    Public Relations and Communications
                                                                          Desired Level of Education:
                                                                          Graduate Student

                                                                          Project Location:
                                                                          EPA Headquarters - Arlington, VA

                                                                          Preferred Project Period:
                                                                          6/1/2010 to 8/31/2010

                                                                          Project Officer:
                                                                          Suzanne Wells
PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-401
Project Title:
Community Involvement and Program Initiatives
Sponsoring Office:
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, Community
Involvement and Program Initiatives Branch
Office Mission:
The mission of the Superfund program is to reduce risks to people and the
environment by cleaning up  the nation's worst hazardous waste problems.
The mission of the Superfund Community Involvement Program is to advocate
and strengthen  early and  meaningful  community participation during
Superfund cleanups.
Project Overview:
The Community Involvement Program seeks to build capacity in communities so that citizens may effectively participate
in the Superfund process. Building capacity in communities may focus on providing technical assistance or offering
communities the opportunity to form advisory groups to discuss site activities and resolve issues. In addition, the
Community Involvement and Program Initiatives Branch works to establish dialogue with the public on critical issues
facing communities near Superfund sites.  This project with the Community Involvement and Programs Initiative Branch
will allow the fellow to become familiar with the Superfund process and how public participation is implemented during
cleanups.  The specific project will focus on the emerging issues.  Students applying  for this fellowship must have
good writing skills and be able to perform basic research, critical analysis, and synthesize information from multiple
sources.  In addition, applicants should have knowledge of community involvement and conflict resolution.
Project Goals:
The fellow will learn about critical issues facing a government agency as it seeks to involve the public in decision
making.  The  fellow will also learn to analyze emerging issues or topics, and work with EPA staff as they develop
strategies for managing the issues and topics.
Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will develop a lessons-learned summary and a report on  his or her research.
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     Public Relations and Communications
                                                                            Desired Level of Education:
                                                                            Junior to Graduate Student

                                                                            Project Location:
                                                                            EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                            Triangle Park, NC

                                                                            Preferred Project Period:
                                                                            5/10/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                            Project Officer:
                                                                            Donna Rogers
    PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-402
    Project Title:
    Investigating Web Analytical Tools for EnviroFlash
    Sponsoring Office:
    Office of Air Quality Planning and  Standards, Outreach & Information
    Division, Innovative Programs Outreach Group
    Office Mission:
    The mission of Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) is
    to preserve and improve the air quality of the United States.  OAQPS is
    responsible for the development and implementation of regulation to protect
    the nation's air quality with respect to stationary sources.
    Project Overview:
    This project will involve analytical investigations of the AIRNow Web tools, which provide the public with easy access
    to national air quality information. In addition, the fellow will research the marketing efforts of the AIRNow program,
    EnviroFlash, which is a system that sends e-mails about daily air quality forecasts to subscribers.  The fellow will
    explore state-of-the-art Web analytical tools, such as Google Analytics and CrazyEgg, to gather Web usage data from
    the AIRNow Web site (www.airnow.gov). The data will  be used to analyze user behavioral patterns, create  usage
    reports, and glean other relevant information. The fellow will identify performance metrics for Web sites, evaluate
    the results of the Web analytical tools, and apply the tool that gives the best results to other Web sites.
    In addition, the fellow will  participate with OAQPS staff in the EnviroFlash Challenge, which is an effort to increase
    the number of subscribers to EnviroFlash and runs approximately May 1  to May 31.  The fellow will work with
    participating partner agencies as they evaluate  the results and track their success.  The fellow will also work with
    OAQPS to research  and evaluate the effectiveness of promoting EnviroFlash through various mechanisms.
    Project Goals:
    The fellow will gain insight into Web analytical tools and the marketing  efforts used to  promote the  air quality
    notification system, EnviroFlash.
    Final Product of the Project:
    The fellow will be expected to develop a final report and presentation summarizing the results of these efforts to EPA
    staff and management, as well as others, as appropriate.
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    Public Relations and Communications
                                                                          Desired Level of Education:
                                                                          Graduate Student to Ph.D. Student

                                                                          Project Location:
                                                                          EPA Headquarters - Research
                                                                          Triangle Park, NC

                                                                          Preferred Project Period:
                                                                          5/10/2010 to 8/20/2010

                                                                          Preferred Project Period:
                                                                          Jenny Noonan
PROJECT NUMBER:    2010-403
Project Title:
Strategies to Address Air Quality Communications Challenges
Sponsoring Office:
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Office of the Director, Policy
Analysis and Communications Staff
Office Mission:
The Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS)  compiles and
reviews air  pollution data,  develops  regulations  to limit and reduce air
pollution, assists states and local agencies with monitoring and controlling
air pollution, makes information about air pollution available to the public,
and reports to Congress on the status of air pollution and the progress made
in reducing it.
Project Overview:
One of the most important and often overlooked aspects of environmental management is the ability to communicate
complex information in a clear, concise, and unambiguous way to a variety of stakeholders.  Relevant communication
challenges may include agriculture and air quality; climate and air quality; communicating air quality information
effectively through new media; communicating air quality information effectively to emerging stakeholders; evaluating
existing materials for relevance in today's media environment;  using new media to communicate about air quality; cost-
benefit analysis and air quality; health and risk communication and air quality; or ways to engage varied stakeholders
in air quality topics.  The fellow will research and evaluate strategies for addressing the challenges specific to the
topic or topics of his or her interest.  The project could address traditional or new communication methods, or both
(anything from written materials to new Web 2.0 media materials). The  fellow will have an opportunity to engage
with  key decision-makers and stakeholders, including scientists, engineers, and policy experts at EPA, other federal
agencies, and stakeholder groups; congressional staff; the media; and the public.
Project Goals:
The fellow will gain critical insight into the process of developing and communicating federal air quality policy at a
variety of levels, and the policy implications associated with that communication.
Final Product of the Project:
The fellow  will create  and  share  an integrated  media presentation describing his  or  her research about the
communication challenge identified  and the strategies identified to address it.
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                 Appendix A  -  Application  Materials

    A complete set of application materials  is included in this appendix.  Electronic versions of the forms can be
    downloaded from EPA's Web site at www.epa.gov/education/students.html.  The forms are available in an
    interactive portable document format (pdf) and can be completed online, then printed and mailed to EPA NNEMS
    Staff as described in the How to Apply section on page 5.
    NNEMS Application  	A-3
    Sample NNEMS Application 	A-5
    Standard Form 424 - Application for Federal Assistance	A-7
    Sample Standard Form 424 - Application for Federal Assistance	A-13
    NNEMS Reference Form	A-17
    NNEMS Disclosure and Waiver Statement...                                            .. A-19
                     Helpful Tips:
                     •  Read the section, How to Apply, on page 5 for detailed instructions
                        on applying for a NNEMS fellowship;
              •  Confirm that you meet all of the eligibility requirements described on pages 5
                 and 6;
              •  Include a transcript for each school attended;
              •  Indicate on the application whether the Reference Form(s) will be sent
                 under separate cover;
              •  Type or complete online the application.  If handwritten, write as neatly
                 as possible;
              •  Review the application to check for typographical or grammatical errors;
              •  Mail the application so that it is postmarked on or before February 5, 2010.

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       FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
                                                                                  NNEMS  Application
                                                                                   Program Announcement Identifier: EPA-EED-10-01
                                                      An interactive  PDF version of this form  is available online at
                                                      www.epa.gov/education/NNEMS/201 Oapply.html
       Project Information
       Project Number: 2010-

       Project category:
            Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law
            Environmental Management and Administration
            Environmental Science
            Public Relations and Communications
       Applicant Information
                                                                     If you are applying for more than one NNEMS project,  please
                                                                     indicate:

                                                                      	 Total number of NNEMS projects for which you are
                                                                             applying
                                                                      	 Order of preference for this project (1 = most preferred)
                                                                     You must complete a separate application for
                                                                     each project for which you are applying.
       Name:_
       Please check the address to which you would like materials sent.

       Q   Current Mailing Address
            City
            At Current Address Through

            Current Phone:  (	)
            Current E-mail:
            Permanent Mailing Address
                                         State
     Zip
(month/year)
               Current Student Level:
                   Undergraduate
               Q  Associate
               Q  Freshman
               Q  Sophomore
               Q  Junior
               Q  Senior
               Current Major/Minor:  	

               Expected Graduation Date:  	

               Please list any additional universities attended:
                                                                                                    Advanced
                                                                                                    Q   Graduate
                                                                                                    a   Ph.D.
                                                                       School/University   Dates Attended
                                                                       School/University   Dates Attended
                                                                                                                      Transcript
                                                                                                                      Enclosed
                                                                                                                   QYes  QNo
                                                                                                                   QYes  QNo
            City

            At Permanent Address Through

            Permanent Phone:  (	

            Permanent E-mail: 	
                                         State
       Current School/University:_
       Eligibility
    Zip

(month/year)
               School/University  Dates Attended

               Names of Individual(s) Providing Reference:
                                                                                                                      QYes  QNo
       A NNEMS fellowship is available to any associate, undergraduate, or
       advanced student who is:
         • A citizen of the U.S., its territories or possessions, or lawfully admitted to
           the U.S. for permanent residency
         • Enrolled for academic credit at an accredited educational institution1
         • Pursuing an educational program directly related to pollution control or
           environmental protection for the duration of the fellowship

       Please  note: The following types of students are not eligible for a
       NNEMS fellowship:

         • Federal employees, including those who are on  "leave without pay"
           status
         • Undergraduate and graduate students who will graduate before
           the NNEMS fellowship is completed (Students who complete their
           undergraduate studies before the end of a fellowship may apply if
           currently accepted or enrolled to a graduate program.)

          1    The 2- or 4-year college, university,  or distance-learning  institution
              must be accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization
              recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for
              Higher Education Accreditation (wvfw.chea.org]
                                                                       • High school students
                                                                    Additional requirements for associate,undergraduate, and advanced students
                                                                    include the following:

                                                                    Associate and Undergraduate Students

                                                                       • 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) based on a scale of 4.0 at
                                                                         the time that the application is due (a GPA of 2.999, for example, is not
                                                                         sufficient)
                                                                       • Completion of at least four courses related to the field of environmental
                                                                         studies

                                                                    Advanced Students

                                                                       • Currently enrolled in a graduate or Ph.D. program or can provide proof
                                                                         of acceptance and enrollment to a graduate or Ph.D. program at the
                                                                         time of fellowship award.  Students who are awaiting notification of
                                                                         acceptance must submit verification  of acceptance and enrollment at the
                                                                         time of fellowship award.
                                                                       • Completion of one semester of graduate or Ph.D. work, or at least four
                                                                         undergraduate courses related to the field of environmental studies
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Project Number:  2010-_

       Proposal
                                                                        NNEMS  Application
       You may attach one additional page as necessary.

       Proposed Research Plan:  Describe how you would conduct your research on this project.
       Relevant Information:  Describe your academic, professional, or relevant experience that you believe qualifies you to conduct this
       research. For example, identify academic courses or research that enhances your qualifications.
       Academic Goals:  State how you expect this project to support your academic and professional goals.
       Application Package Checklist
                                           Yes
                                            a
Are you a citizen of the U.S., its
territories or possessions, or lawfully
admitted to the U.S. for permanent
residency (a lawful permanent resident
must provide his or her green card
number on his or her application)?
Are you enrolled at an accredited school?

Are you a federal employee?
Federal employees, including those who
are on "leave without pay" status, are not
eligable for a
NNEMS Fellowship.
Do you have a minimum 3.0 GPA?
        Confidential Information           Yes
        Does your application package contain      r~|
        information that you consider to be
        confidential?
        Be sure to clearly mark confidential
        information
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Students must submit three complete application packages for each project (one
original and two copies). Please note that only one official transcript is required,
which may be opened and copied, even if a student is applying for multiple
projects. Please verily that you have included:
 A completed Application Form

 A completed Standard Form 424 (SF 424)

 A resume

 An official college transcript from each
 school attended
 A Reference Form from a professor
 or advisor
 A completed NNEMS Disclosure and
 Waiver Statement
 Verification of acceptance and/or
 enrollment in a graduate or Ph.D. program
 if applicant is a graduating senior
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 Complete application packages must be submitted for each NNEMS project.   I Mail or courier completed application package to:
                                                                    NNEMS Fellowship Program
 Applications must be postmarked on or before                            Tetra Tech EM Inc
 Februarys, 2010.                                                 1881  Campus Commons Drive, Suite 200, Reston,VA 20191
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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT STUDIES
       FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
                                                             Sample  NNEMS  Application
                                                       An interactive PDF version of this form  is available online at
                                                       www.epa.gov/educaf/on/NNfMS/201 Oapply.html
      Project Information
      Project Number: 2010-XXX

      Project category:  	
          Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law
          Environmental Management and Administration
          Environmental Science
          Public Relations and Communications
      Applicant Information
                                                                  If you are applying for more than one NNEMS project, please
                                                                  indicate:

                                                                      3    Total number of NNEMS projects for which you are
                                                                           applying
                                                                      1    Order of preference for this project (1 = most preferred)
                                                                  You must complete a separate application for
                                                                  each project for which you  are applying.
    Name:  John Doe
    Please check the address to which you would like materials sent.

    El  Current Mailing Address

        123  Hill  Street
          Anytown
                                          VA
                                                          22205
        City                           State             Zip
        At Current Address Through  MaY  2009       (month/year)

        Current Phone: (   123    )   456   .  7891	
Current E-mail: j ohndoe@e-mail. com

Permanent Mailing Address
                                                                                            State  University
                                                          Current Student Level:
                                                              Undergraduate
                                                          Q  Associate
                                                          Q  Freshman
                                                          Q  Sophomore
                                                          Q  Junior
                                                          IXl  Senior
                                                          Current Major/Minor:  Environmental Policy

                                                          Expected Graduation Date: June  2011	
                                                                                                   Advanced

                                                                                                   [J   Graduate
                                                                                                   IJ   Ph.D.
                                                                    Please list any additional universities attended:
                                                                    School/University   Dates Attended
                                                                    School/University   Dates Attended
                                                                                                                    Transcript
                                                                                                                    Enclosed
                                                                                                                QYes  QNo
                                                                                                                QYes  QNo
        City

        At Permanent Address Through

        Permanent Phone:  (	

        Permanent E-mail: 	
                                         State
                                                Zip

                                            (month/year)
      Current School/University:,
      Eligibility
School/University   Dates Attended               QYes  QNo

Names of Individual(s) Providing Reference: Dr.  Jane Doe
      A NNEMS fellowship is available to any associate, undergraduate, or
      advanced student who is:
        • A citizen of the U.S., its territories or possessions, or lawfully admitted to
          the U.S. for permanent residency
        • Enrolled for academic credit at an accredited educational institution1
        • Pursuing an educational program directly related to pollution control or
          environmental protection for the duration of the fellowship

      Please note: The following types of students are not eligible for a
      NNEMS fellowship:

        • Federal employees, including those who are on "leave without pay"
          status
        • Undergraduate and graduate students who will graduate before
          the NNEMS fellowship is completed (Students who complete their
          undergraduate studies before the end of a fellowship may apply if
          currently accepted or enrolled to a graduate program.)

         1   The 2-  or 4-year college,  university, or distance-learning institution
            must be accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization
            recognized by the U.S.  Department of Education or the Council for
            Higher  Education Accreditation (www.chea.org).
                                                                     • High school students
                                                                  Additional requirements for associate,undergraduate, and advanced students
                                                                  include the following:

                                                                  Associate and Undergraduate Students

                                                                     • 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) based on a scale of 4.0 at
                                                                      the time that the application is due (a GPA of 2.999, for example, is not
                                                                      sufficient)
                                                                     • Completion of at least four courses related to the field of environmental
                                                                      studies

                                                                  Advanced Students

                                                                     • Currently enrolled in a graduate or Ph.D. program or can provide proof
                                                                      of acceptance and enrollment to a graduate or Ph.D. program at the
                                                                      time of fellowship award.  Students who are awaiting notification of
                                                                      acceptance must submit verification of acceptance and enrollment at the
                                                                      time of fellowship award.
                                                                     • Completion of one semester of graduate or Ph.D. work, or at least four
                                                                      undergraduate courses related to the field of environmental studies
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Project Number: 2010-   XXX


      Proposal
                                      Sample  NNEMS Application
      You may attach one additional page as necessary.

      Proposed Research Plan:  Describe how you would conduct your research on this project.
      Some well-placed phone calls  can save a lot of  time in the library,  so my  investigation would
      begin with  a week or  two of phone interviews with a range  of people  already familiar  with
      (1)  wetland protection issues,  and  (2)  the impact of USAID,  World  Bank and IUCN policies on
      environmental  media.  I would  include USAID and  World Bank  program  officers,  UNEP officers,
      UNEP officials,  public interest  organizations with international environmental programs,  and
      academic  specialists,  as well as people within  EPA.
      (continued  on attached  sheet)



      Relevant Information: Describe your academic, professional, or relevant experience that you believe qualifies you to conduct this
      research.  For example, identify academic courses or research that enhances your qualifications.
      Though I  do not have  a background in wetlands or  water issues in general,  I  have been working
      for  the past five years on international pesticide issues.   I am already familiar with some of
      the  mechanisms  currently in place at the World  Bank and USAID to regulate  how their funds are
      used for  pesticides.   Last year,  I wrote Problem  Pesticides,  Pesticide Programs and Analysis
      of the International  Code of  Conduct on the Distribution and Use of  Pesticides approved in
      November  1986  by the  FAO,  as  well as a  guide on how to monitor for compliance with the code.
      Academic Goals:  State how you expect this project to support your academic and professional goals.
      I  would expect my  end project  to be  a report summarizing the impacts these  agencies  are
      having on wetlands,  along with a substantive analysis of the legal  and political factors
      driving these impacts.   The  report would also include specific recommendations for policy
      changes.  This project would allow me to gain hands-on experience in international policy
      as it relates to environmental issues,  which dovetails with the Environmental Management
      program I am pursuing.   This real world experience would reinforce  the topics I have studied
      in school,  allow me  to explore wetlands issues  in more depth, and give me crucial background
      experience  to help me find a  job in the  environmental public policy  field upon graduation.
      Application Package Checklist
                               Yes    No
Are you a citizen of the U.S., its        [XJ    Q
territories or possessions, or lawfully
admitted to the U.S. for permanent
residency (a lawful permanent resident
must provide his or her green card
number on his or her application)?
Are you enrolled at an accredited school?     EH    Q

Are you a federal employee?           r~|    KJ
Federal employees, including those who
are on "leave without pay" status, are not
eligable for a
NNEMS Fellowship.

Do you have a minimum 3.0 GPA?       KJ    Q

Confidential Information          Yes    No

Does your application package contain     Q    KJ
information that you consider to be
confidential?
Be sure to clearly mark confidential
information
                                                Students must submit three complete application packages for each project (one
                                                original and two copies).  Please note that only one official transcript is required,
                                                which may be opened and copied, even if a student is applying for multiple
                                                projects.  Please verily that you have included:
                                                                                                     Mailed
                                                                                            2 Copies  Separately
                                                 A completed Application Form

                                                 A completed Standard Form 424 (SF 424)

                                                 A resume

                                                 An official college transcript from each
                                                 school attended

                                                 A Reference Form from a professor
                                                 or advisor
                                                 A completed NNEMS Disclosure and
                                                 Waiver Statement
                                                 Verification of acceptance and/or
                                                 enrollment in a graduate or Ph.D. program
                                                 if applicant is a graduating senior
                                                                                       Q
                                                                                       Q
                                                                                       Q
                                                                                       Q

                                                                                       a

                                                                                       Q

                                                                                       Q
 Complete application packages must be submitted for each NNEMS project.   I Mail or courier completed application package to:
                                                            NNEMS Fellowship Program
 Applications must be postmarked on or before                         Tetra Tech EM Inc
 Februarys, 2010.                                           1881 Campus Commons Drive, Suite 200, Reston,VA 20191
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                Standard  Form 424 -  Application  for
                                 Federal Assistance
     Following are instructions for completing the Standard Form 424 (SF-424) Application for Federal Assistance.
     An interactive pdf version of this form is available online at www.epa.gov/educaf/on/NNEA15/20 7 Oapply.html.
     Please note, fields on the SF-424 that are shaded should be left blank.
     1.    Enter "Preapplication."
    2.    Enter "New."
    3.    Leave blank.
    4.    Leave blank.
    5.    Federal Entity Identifier: Leave blank.
         Federal Award Identifier:  Leave blank.
    6.    Leave blank.
    7'.    Leave blank.
    8.    Legal Name: Enter your legal name in this order: last name, first name, middle initial/name.
         Employer/Taxpayer Identification Number (BIN/TIN):  Enter "123456789."
         Organizational DUNS:  Leave blank.
         Address: Enter the address (including street, city, state, and zip code) you are currently using to receive
         United States Postal Service mail.
         Organizational Unit: Leave blank.
         Name and contact information of person to be contacted on matters involving this application: Enter your
         name, telephone number, and e-mail address. Your middle name, suffix, and fax number are optional.
    9.    Enter "P. Individual."
     1 0.  Enter "Environmental Protection Agency."
     11.  Enter "66.952."
     12.  Enter "EPA-EED-10-01."
     1 3.  Leave blank.
     14.  Leave blank.
     15.  Enter the project title of the fellowship for which you are applying.
     16.  List your Congressional District under "Applicant."  Under "Program/Project," list the Congressional District for
         the fellowship project location. To identify the appropriate Congressional District, go to www.fiouse.gov and
         enter your nine digit zip code to identify your representative and district.
     17.  Enter the project start and end dates for the fellowship for which you are applying.
     1 8.  Leave blank.
     1 9.  Enter "c. Program is not covered by E.O. 1 2372."
    20.  Self-explanatory.
    21.  Enter your name, title, telephone number and e-mail address. "Student" or "Graduate Student" is an appropriate
         title.  Print a hard-copy of the SF 424  and sign the  pre-application.
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                                                                                             OMB Number: 4040-0004
                                                                                            Expiration Date: 01/31/2012
Application for Federal Assistance SF-424
                                                                                                     Version 02
*1.  Type of Submission

0  Preapplication

n  Application

  ]  Changed/Corrected Application
                                 *2. Type of Application

                                 0 New

                                 0 Continuation

                                  1 Revision
   *If Revision, select appropriate letter(s):
     Other (Specify)
*3.  Date Received:
                                    4. Application Identifier:
5a. Federal Entity Identifier:
                                                  *5b. Federal Award Identifier:
State Use Onlv:
6.  Date Received by State:
                                                 7. State Application Identifier:
8. APPLICANT INFORMATION:
  a. Legal Name:
  b. Employer/Taxpayer Identification Number (BIN/TIN):
     123456789
                                                         *c.  Organizational DUNS:
d. Address:
*Streetl:
 Street 2:
*City:
 County:
* State:
 Province:
 Country:
                                                      *Zip/ Postal Code:
e. Organizational Unit:
Department Name:
L>ep,
Division Name:
f. Name and contact information of person to be contacted on matters involving this application:
 Prefix:
 Middle Name:
*Last Name:
 Suffix:
                                              First Name:
 Title:
 Organizational Affiliation:
^Telephone Number:
                                                    Fax Number:

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                                                                                                  OMB Number: 4040-0004
                                                                                                Expiration Date: 01/31/2012
Application for Federal Assistance SF-424
Version 02
9. Type of Applicant 1: Select Applicant Type:
   P. Individual

Type of Applicant 2: Select Applicant Type:
Type of Applicant 3: Select Applicant Type:
*Other (specify):
*10. Name of Federal Agency:
   Environmental Protection Agency
11. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number:
   66.952


CFDA Title:
*12. Funding Opportunity Number:  EPA-EED-10-01

"Title:
   NNEMS Fellowship Program
13. Competition Identification Number:

Title:
14. Areas Affected by Project (Cities, Counties, States, etc.):
*15. Descriptive Title of Applicant's Project:

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                                                                                                  OMB Number: 4040-0004
                                                                                                Expiration Date: 01/31/2012
Application for Federal Assistance SF-424
                                                                 Version 02
16. Congressional Districts Of:

*a. Applicant
           *b. Program/Project:
Attach an additional list of Program/Project Congressional Districts if needed.
17. Proposed Project:
"a. Start Date:
       *b. End Date:
18. Estimated Funding ($):
*a. Federal
*b. Applicant
*c. State
*d. Local
*e. Other
*f. Program Income
*g. TOTAL	
*19. Is Application Subject to Review By State Under Executive Order 12372 Process?

O a. This application was made available to the State under the Executive Order 12372 Process for review on
 ] b. Program is subject to E.O.  12372 but has not been selected by the State for review.
[^c. Program is not covered by E.O. 12372	
*20. Is the Applicant Delinquent On Any Federal Debt? (If "Yes", provide explanation.)
D Yes       D No

21.  *By signing this application, I certify (1) to the statements contained in the list of certifications** and (2) that the statements
herein are true, complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I also provide the required assurances** and agree to comply
with any resulting terms if I accept an award. I am aware that any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or claims may subject
me to criminal, civil, or administrative penalties. (U.S. Code, Title 218, Section  1001)

D  **I AGREE

** The list of certifications and assurances, or an internet site where you may obtain this list, is contained in the announcement or
agency specific instructions.	
Authorized Representative:	
Prefix:

Middle Name:

*Last Name:

Suffix:
*First Name:
* Title:
* Telephone Number:
                           Fax Number:
*Email:
* Signature of Authorized Representative:
                           Date Signed:

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                                                                                                 OMB Number: 4040-0004
	Expiration Date: 01/31/2012
 Application for Federal Assistance SF-424	Version 02
 *Applicant Federal Debt Delinquency Explanation

 The following field should contain an explanation if the Applicant organization is delinquent on any Federal Debt. Maximum
 number of characters that can be entered is 4,000. Try and avoid extra spaces and carriage returns to maximize the availability of
 space.

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                                                         Sample SF-424
                                                           OMB Number: 4040-0004
                                                          Expiration Date: 01/31/2012
Application for Federal Assistance SF-424
                                                                  Version 02
*1.  Type of Submission

0  Preapplication

D  Application

G  Changed/Corrected Application
*2. Type of Application

0 New

0 Continuation

 ] Revision	
*If Revision, select appropriate letter(s):
  Other (Specify)
*3.  Date Received:
   4. Application Identifier:
                                                                                                         _
5a. Federal Entity Identifier:
                *5b. Federal Award Identifier:
State Use Only:
6.  Date Received by State:
                7. State Application Identifier:
8. APPLICANT INFORMATION:
  a. Legal Name: Doe.JohnH-
  b. Employer/Taxpayer Identification Number (BIN/TIN):
     123456789
                        *c. Organizational DUNS:
d. Address:
*Streetl:  123Hillstreet
 Street 2:
*Clty:     Anytown
 County:
* State:    VA
 Province:
 Country: USA: United States
                     ^Zip/Postal Code:
                                      22205
e. Organizational Unit:
Department Name:
                        Division Name:
f. Name and contact information of person to be contacted on matters involving this application:
 Prefix:
 Middle Name:
*Last Name: Doe
 Suffix:
             First Name: Jonn
 Title:
          Student
 Organizational Affiliation:
telephone Number:  d 23) 455-7391
                   Fax Number:
      '  johndoe@e-mail.com

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                                                          Sample  SF-424
 OMB Number: 4040-0004
Expiration Date: 01/31/2012
Application for Federal Assistance SF-424
         Version 02
9. Type of Applicant 1: Select Applicant Type:
   P. Individual

Type of Applicant 2: Select Applicant Type:
Type of Applicant 3: Select Applicant Type:
*Other (specify):
*10. Name of Federal Agency:
   Environmental Protection Agency
11. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number:
   66.952


CFDA Title:
*12.  Funding Opportunity Number:  EPA-EED-10-01

Title:
   NNEMS Fellowship Program
13.  Competition Identification Number:

Title:
14.  Areas Affected by Project (Cities, Counties, States, etc.):
*15.  Descriptive Title of Applicant's Project:
     Development of a Risk Management Training Program

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                                                          Sample SF-424
                                                                                             OMB Number: 4040-0004
                                                                                            Expiration Date: 01/31/2012
Application for Federal Assistance SF-424
                                                                                                      Version 02
16. Congressional Districts Of:

*a. Applicant Virginia 8th
                                                 *b.  Program/Project:  North Carolina 4th
Attach an additional list of Program/Project Congressional Districts if needed.
17. Proposed Project:
*a. Start Date:  5/10/2010
                                             *b. End Date:  7/30/2010
18. Estimated Funding ($):
*a. Federal
*b. Applicant
*c. State
*d. Local
*e. Other
*f. Program Income
*g. TOTAL	

 "19. Is Application Subject to Review By State Under Executive Order 12372 Process?
F7f
a. This application was made available to the State under the Executive Order 12372 Process for review on
b. Program is subject to E.O. 12372 but has not been selected by the State for review.
c. Program is not covered by E.O. 12372	
*20. Is the Applicant Delinquent On Any Federal Debt?  (If "Yes", provide explanation.)
 lYes       0No
21. *By signing this application, I certify (1) to the statements contained in the list of certifications** and (2) that the statements
herein are true, complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I also provide the required assurances** and agree to comply
with any resulting terms if I accept an award. I am aware that any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or claims may subject
me to criminal, civil, or administrative penalties. (U.S. Code, Title 218, Section 1001)

0  **I AGREE

** The list of certifications and assurances, or an internet site where you may obtain this list, is contained in the announcement or
agency specific instructions.	
Authorized Representative:	
Prefix:

Middle Name:

*Last Name: Doe

Suffix:
                                      *First Name:  John
Title:
            Student
Telephone Number:     123-456-7891
                                                                Fax Number:
*Email:
                   Johndoe@e-mail.com
* Signature of Authorized Representative:
                                                                 Date Signed: January 26, 2010

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                                                    Sample  SF-424
 OMB Number: 4040-0004
Expiration Date: 01/31/2012
Application for Federal Assistance SF-424	Version 02
*Applicant Federal Debt Delinquency Explanation

The following field should contain an explanation if the Applicant organization is delinquent on any Federal Debt. Maximum
number of characters that can be entered is 4,000. Try and avoid extra spaces and carriage returns to maximize the availability of
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                                             Reference  Form
  EPA's NATIONAL NETWORK FOR
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT STUDIES
     FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
      Instructions for the Reference
     Thank you for providing a reference for a NNEMS fellowship applicant.  Before you begin, please note that this
     reference is not intended to be confidential. Please submit the completed form to the applicant identified below, to
     be included in the application package. You may submit the reference under separate cover at the address provided
     below, but it must be postmarked on or before February 5, 2010:

     NNEMS Fellowship Program
     Tetra Tech EM Inc.
     1 881 Campus Commons Drive, Suite 200
     Reston, VA  20191
      To be Completed by Applicant
     Project Number:  2010-

     Applicant's Name:  	
      Current Mailing Address:
      City
State
Zip
                          Current Phone:

                          Current E-mail:
                          School/University:
                                                       Current Major/Minor:  	

                                                       Expected Graduation Date:
      To be Completed by the Reference
      Name of Individual
      Providing Reference:  	

      Current Mailing Address:
      City
State
Zip
                          Current Phone:

                          Current E-mail:

                          Position or Title:

                          Department:  	

                          Institution:  	
                                                       Signature
                                                                Date
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                                                                        Reference  Form
    Reference
    The applicant named above is applying for a NNEMS fellowship.  What are your personal impressions of the
    candidate's ability to perform the proposed fellowship?  Include how the fellowship relates to and will further the
    student's academic goals.  Please comment on the quality of his or her work, and promise of productive scholarship.
    Please explain in what capacity you have known the applicant and for what time period.
    Rating;
    Please rate this student in overall promise in comparison with other individuals with whom you have known at similar
    stages in their academic studies by checking the appropriate boxes.

Academic Performance
Motivation for Proposed
NNEMS Research Plan
Research and Writing Ability
Leadership Skills and
Written Communication Skills
Outstanding




Excellent




Good




Fair




Poor




Not
Applicable




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            NNEMS  Disclosure  and  Waiver Statement
     Please complete and submit with NNEMS application package. This form may be photocopied.


     I understand that the National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Program fellows are not
     employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the U.S. government.  Thus, if selected to be a
     NNEMS  fellow, I will  not receive typical federal employee benefits including, but not limited to, health insurance,
     life insurance, annual leave, and sick leave.
     In addition, I understand that in the event of an accident causing injury to myself while either performing my assigned
     functions or traveling, the U.S. government is not liable for any injury or harm I may incur. Further, I understand that
     the U.S. government is not liable for any injury or harm I may cause another person or persons while performing my
     assigned functions or traveling for EPA. As such, I understand that I am responsible for any injury or harm I cause
     to myself or others as a result of my actions.
     By signing this form, I  acknowledge that I fully understand the provisions  contained  in this statement regarding my
     status as a NNEMS fellow and the consequences of my actions while working as a NNEMS fellow.  As a result, I
     have considered the possibility of obtaining personal insurance during my NNEMS fellowship.
     Name:	   School:
     Home Address:	   Project # Applied For: 2010-

     	   Project Category: 	
     Home Phone Number:
    Signature:	   Date:
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        Appendix  B - NNEMS Program  Coordinators


    Listed on the following pages are the NNEMS Program Coordinators at approximately 200 colleges, universities,
    and distance-learning organizations throughout the U.S.  Program Coordinators act as representatives of the NNEMS
    program by promoting the program on campus and assisting students in the preparation of their applications.
    The Program Coordinators are sorted in alphabetical order by name of organization.
    The points of contact are current, according to information available at the time of publication.
    Please note: Any eligible student enrolled for academic credit at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university, or
    distance-learning institution may apply for a NNEMS fellowship, regardless of whether or not there  is a NNEMS
    Program Coordinator at their university.
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American University
Susan Gordon, Career Advisor,
College of Arts and Science
Career Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20016
Kiho Kim
Department of Environmental Science
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Hurst Hall  101
Washington, DC  20016-8007

Appalachian State University
Carol Babyak, Assistant Professor
Chemistry
525 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

Bard College
Jennifer Phillips, Professor
Center for  Environmental Policy
P.O. Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Bellevue  University
Che Thompson
Liberal Arts Professional Application
4269 Wirt Street
Omaha, NE 68111

Benedictine College
Becky Gilmore, Director
Career Development
1020 N. 2nd Street
Atchison, KS 66002
Janet Wilcox, Assistant Academic Dean
Student Success Center
1020 N. 2nd Street
Atchison, KS 66002

Black Hills State University
Christien McCart, Outdoor Education Program
Coordinator Outdoor Education Program
1 200 University Street #9401
Spearfish,  SD 57799-9401

Bryn Mawr College
Don Barber, Associate Professor &
Director of Environmental Studies
Geology
101  N. Merion Avenue
Park Science Bldg
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
                                Bunker Hill Community College/
                                Suffolk University Joint Program
                                Emyq McSweeney
                                Biology/Marine Science
                                3 Forbes Street
                                Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

                                Cabrini College
                                Nancy  Hutchison, Director
                                Cooperative Education and Career Services
                                61 0 King of Prussia Road
                                Radnor, PA  19087-3698

                                California Institute of Technology
                                Linda Scott, Option Secretary
                                Environmental Science & Engineering (1 38-78)
                                1200 East California  Boulevard
                                Pasadena, CA 91125

                                California State University, Chico
                                William Lerch, Director
                                Office of Experiential  Education
                                400 West 1 st Street
                                Chico, CA 95929-0818

                                California State University, Northridge
                                Janice Potzmann, Assistant Director,
                                Transfer & Experiential Learning Programs
                                Career  Center
                                18111  Nordhoff Street
                                University Hall Suite 105
                                Northridge, CA 91330-8241

                                California State University, Sacramento
                                Cici Mattiuzzi, Director, Career Services
                                College of Engineering and Computer Science
                                6000 J  Street
                                Sacramento, CA 95819-6023

                                California State University, San Francisco
                                Joy Viveros, Fellowship Advisor
                                Advising Center
                                1600 Holloway Avenue, Admin. 21 1
                                San Francisco, CA 94132

                                California University of Pennsylvania
                                Meaghan Glister, Coordinator of Cooperative Education
                                Career  Services
                                250 University Avenue
                                California, PA 15419
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Carnegie Mellon University
David Dzombak, Faculty Director
Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education
and Research
5000 Forbes Avenue
Porter Hall 119
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Deborah Lange, Executive Director
Steinbrenner Institute, Western Pennsylvania
Brownfields Center
Hamburg Hall 1209
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Catholic University of America
Kristen McManus, Director
Columbus School of Law
Office of Legal Career Services
Room 1 63
Washington, DC 20064-8020

Centre College
Melinda Wilson, Internship and  Outreach Coordinator
Career Services
600 W. Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422

Chestnut Hill College
Robert Meyer, Professor of Biology
Biology
9601  Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118-2693

Clark Atlanta University
Donnita Raglin, Director
Leadership and Professional Development
and Cooperative Education
223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314

Clark University
Brian Cook, Professor and MPA Director
Department of Government
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
                                                   Clemson University
                                                   Alan Elzerman, Director
                                                   School of the Environment
                                                   342 Computer Court
                                                   Anderson, SC 29625
                                                   Cindy Lee, Professor
                                                   Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
                                                   342 Computer Court
                                                   Anderson, SC 29625

                                                   Coastal Carolina University
                                                   Ned Cohen, Director
                                                   Wall Center for Excellence Wall College of Business
                                                   Administration
                                                   P.O. Box 261954
                                                   Conway, SC  29528-605

                                                   College of New Jersey
                                                   Deb Kelly
                                                   Office of Career Services
                                                   1938 Pennington Road
                                                   Ewing, NJ  08628

                                                   College of Staten Island
                                                   Geoff Hempill
                                                   Career and Scholarship Center (1 A-l 05)
                                                   2800 Victory Boulevard
                                                   Building  1 A-l 05
                                                   Staten Island, NY  10314

                                                   College of William and Mary
                                                   Lisa Grimes, Director of Fellowships and
                                                   Undergraduate Research
                                                   Charles Center
                                                   P.O. Box 8795
                                                   Williamsburg, VA  23187-8795

                                                   Colorado State University
                                                   Erin Reichert, Undergraduate Coordinator
                                                   Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
                                                   105 Environmental Health
                                                   1681 Campus Delivery
                                                   Fort Collins, CO 80526-1681
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Connecticut College
Jack Tinker, Director of Recruiting
Career Office
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320

Coppin State University
Seana Coulter, Cooperative
Education/Internship Coordinator
Career Development & Co-op Center
2500 West North Avenue
Baltimore,  MD 21216

Cornell University
Bill Alberta, Associate Director
Career Services
103 Barnes Hall
Ithaca,  NY 14853

Cuyahoga Community College, Eastern Campus
Herbert Mausser, Program Manager
Environmental Health and Safety Technology
4250 Richmond  Road
Highland Hills, OH  44122-6195

Dartmouth College
Kathryn Doughty, Associate Director
Career Services
63 South Main Street
Suite 200
Hanover, NH 03755-3586

Davidson College
Brenda Harvey, Recruiting Coordinator
Career Services
Box 71  80
Davidson,  NC 28035

Delaware Valley College
Bryan Barts, Assistant Director - Employer
Relations and Recruiting
Career and Life Education
700 E.  Butler Avenue
Doylestown, PA  18901
Tracy DePedro, Director
Office of Career & Life Education
700 E.  Butler Avenue
Doylestown, PA  18901
                                Denison University
                                Pamela Allen, Director & Pre-Professional Advisor
                                Career Services
                                306 Burton Morgan Center, 150 Ridge Road
                                Granville, OH 43023

                                Duke University
                                Elise Goldwasser, Undergraduate Internship Coordinator
                                Sanford Institute of Public Policy
                                Box 90247
                                Durham, NC 27708
                                Karen Kirchof, Assistant Dean for Career Services
                                Nicholas School  of Environment and Earth Sciences
                                Box 90331
                                Durham, NC 27708-0331

                                Duquesne University
                                Robert Volkmar, Interim Director
                                Center for Environmental Research and Education
                                332 Fisher Hall
                                Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0100

                                Eastern Kentucky University
                                Billy Bennett, Director, Center for Environmental Education
                                Division of Natural Areas
                                EKU Case Annex #105
                                521 Lancaster Ave
                                Richmond,  KY 40391

                                Elizabeth City  State University
                                Sandra Gibson, Assistant Director, Career Services
                                Office of Career  Services
                                Campus Box 804
                                Elizabeth City, NC 27909

                                Elmira College
                                William Couchon
                                Office of Counseling and Career Services
                                One Park Place
                                Elmira, NY  14901

                                Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,
                                Prescott Campus
                                Judy Segner, Director, Career Services
                                College of Arts & Sciences  Career Services
                                3200 Willow Creek Road
                                Prescott, AZ  86301-3720
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Emory University
Claudia Ellett, Director
Rollins School of Public  Health, Career Services
151 8 Clifton Road, NE
Suite 168
Atlanta, GA  30322

Endicott College
Devin Rozansky, Internship Coordinator
Internship Office
376 Hale Street
Beverly, MA  01915

Florida State University
Jamie Purcell, Director
Office of National Fellowships
A3550 University Center
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2449

Fordham University
Laura Ebert, Grants and Contracts Administrator
Office of Sponsored Programs
441  East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458

Franklin & Marshall College
Sarah Dawson, Acting Director
Wohlsen Center for the  Sustainable Environment
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17602-3003

GateWay Community College
Mario Castaneda, Full Time Faculty
Water Resources Technology Program
108 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ  85034

George Mason University
E. Christien Parsons, Coordinator: Environmental Science/
Management Program
Environmental Science and Policy
4400 University Drive, MSN 5F2
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444

George Mason University
Gemma Scallon, Career Counselor
University Career Services
Mail Stop 3B6
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
                                                   George Washington University
                                                   Paul Binkley, Director, Career Development Services
                                                   Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and
                                                   Public Administration
                                                   805 21 st Street, NW, Suite 601
                                                   Washington, DC 20052

                                                   George Washington University
                                                   Marlene McGuirl, Adjunct Professor
                                                   Environmental Resource Policy
                                                   341 6 P Street NW
                                                   Washington, DC 20007-2705

                                                   Georgia College & State University
                                                   Carolyn Zehnder, Assistant Professor &
                                                   Environmental Sciences Program Coordinator
                                                   Biological and Environmental Sciences
                                                   Campus Box 81
                                                   Milledgeville, GA 31061

                                                   Gordon College
                                                   Rita Dove, Assistant Director
                                                   Office of Cooperative Education
                                                   255 Grapevine Road
                                                   Wenham, MA 01984

                                                   Grand Valley State University
                                                   Erik Nordman, Assistant Professor/
                                                   Program Coordinator
                                                   Biology/Natural Resources Management Program
                                                   212 Henry Hall
                                                   1 Campus Drive
                                                   Allendale, Ml  49401

                                                   Gustavus Adolphus College
                                                   Jeff Jeremiason, Director of Environmental Studies
                                                   Environmental Studies
                                                   800 W College Avenue
                                                   St Peter, MN  56082

                                                   Hamilton College
                                                   David Bell, Senior Associate Director
                                                   The Maurice Horowith Career Center
                                                   198 College Hill Road
                                                   Clinton,  NY 13323
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Hampden-Sydney College
Laura Neidert, Assistant Director of Career Development
& Internship Coordinator
Career Development Office
P.O.  Box 607
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943

Harvard University, School of Public Health
Peter Crudele, Director, Career Services
Career Services Office
677  Huntington Avenue
Kresge, G18
Boston, MA 02115

Hiram College
Kathryn Craig,  Director
Career Center
Hinsdale Hall, Room 101
Hiram, OH 44234

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Lana Cao, Assistant Director
Career Services
300  Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Michele Maliwauki, Assistant Director
Salisbury Center for Career Services
Trinity Hall
Geneva, NY 14456

Hofstra University
Suzanne Dagger, Director of Career Services
Career Center
140  Hofstra University
M. Robert  Lowe Hall
Hempstead, NY 11758

Houston  Community College, Northwest
Sam  Dibrell, Counselor
Student Services
1550 Fox  Lake Drive
Katy Campus/Student Services
Houston, TX 77084
Supriya Sihi, Professor of Chemistry
Physical Sciences
1010 West Sam Houston Parkway North
Town & Country Square Center
Houston, TX 77043
                                Idaho State University
                                Troy Kase, Director
                                Career Center
                                921 S. 8th Avenue
                                Stop 8108
                                Pocatello, ID 83209

                                Illinois Wesleyan University
                                Laurie Diekhoff, Assistant Director/Internship Coordinator
                                Career Center
                                1211  Park Street
                                P.O. Box 2900
                                Bloomington, IL  61702-2900

                                Indiana University
                                Ray Clere, Director, Office of Career Services
                                School of Public and Environmental Affairs
                                1315 E. 1 Oth Street, SPEA 200
                                Bloomington, IN 47405
                                Sarah Dodd, Assistant Director, Office of Career Services
                                School of Public and Environmental Affairs
                                1315 E. 1 Oth Street, SPEA 200
                                Bloomington, IN 47405

                                Inter American University of Puerto  Rico
                                Angel Rios, Environmental Science Program Coordinator
                                Science and Technology
                                Parque Industrial Turpo,  Rd # 1
                                Mercedita, PR 00715

                                Iowa State University
                                Say Kee Ong, Professor
                                Department of Civil, Construction, and
                                Environmental Engineering
                                486 Town Engineering Building
                                Ames, IA 5001 1

                                Ithaca College
                                Susan Allen-Gil, Associate Professor
                                Environmental Studies/Biology
                                953 Danby Road
                                Ithaca, NY  14850
                                Kristin LiBritz, Employer Relations Coordinator
                                Office of Career Services
                                1101  Gannett Center
                                953 Danby Road
                                Ithaca, NY  14850
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Kansas State University
Beverly Page, Information Specialist
Research & Sponsored Programs
102 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1103

Lake City Community College
Merni Stringfellow, Instructor
Allied Health
1 66 SW Karen Ct
Lake City, FL  32025

Lawrence University
Kristi Hill, Coordinator of Internships and
Volunteer Programs
Career Center
P.O. Box 599
Appleton, Wl 54912-0599

Lehigh University
Dork Sahagian, Director
Environmental Initiative
31 Williams  Drive
Office 1 05
Bethlehem, PA  18015

Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
Amy Rothenberg, Associate  Director
Career Services
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Amy Rothenberg, Associate  Director
Career Services
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Loyola University, Maryland
Arthur Sutherland, Director,
National Fellowships Office
4501  N. Charles Street
Baltimore,  MD  21210

Loyola University, New Orleans
Eileen Doll, Fellowships Coordinator
University Honors Program
6363  St. Charles Avenue
Box 75
New Orleans, LA 701 18
                                                   Luther College
                                                   James Arthur, Assistant Director of Experiential Education
                                                   The Career Center
                                                   700 College Drive
                                                   Decorah, IA  52101

                                                   Madonna University
                                                   Ingrid Kroeger, Assistant Director
                                                   Career Services
                                                   36600 Schoolcraft Road
                                                   Livonia, Ml 48154-1926

                                                   McNeese State University
                                                   Frank Phillips, Assistant Professor/Graduate Faculty
                                                   Biological & Environmental Sciences
                                                   4205 Ryan Street
                                                   Lake Charles,  LA 70605

                                                   Miami University (Ohio)
                                                   Catherine Almquist, Assistant Professor
                                                   Paper and Chemical Engineering
                                                   246 Gaskill Hall
                                                   Oxford, OH  45056

                                                   Montclair State University
                                                   Huan Feng, Professor
                                                   Earth and Environmental Studies
                                                   1 Normal Avenue
                                                   Montclair, NJ  07043

                                                   Mount Holyoke College
                                                   Joanna Miles, Senior Associate Director
                                                   Career Development Center
                                                   50 College Street
                                                   South Hadley, MA 01075

                                                   Muhlenberg College
                                                   Patricia Bradt, Associate Professor Emeriti
                                                   Environmental Sciences Program
                                                   2400 Chew Street, Department of Biology
                                                   Allentown, PA  18104-5586

                                                   New College of Florida
                                                   Jeanne Ware, Director
                                                   Office of  Research Programs and Services
                                                   5800 Bay Shore Road
                                                   COH 212
                                                   Sarasota, FL  34243-2109
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New Jersey City University
Jennifer Jones, Director
Academic Career Planning and Placement
2039 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ  07305

New Jersey Institute of Technology
Taha Marhaba, Professor and Chairman
Civil & Environmental Engineering
323 MLK Boulevard
Newark,  NJ  07102

New York University
Mary Leou, Director, Environmental Conservation
Education Program
Teaching  and Learning
34 Stuyvesant Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY  1 0003

North Carolina Central  University
Donna Hembrick, Interim Director
Career Services
1801 Fayetteville Street
P.O. Box  19585
Durham,, NC  27703

Northeastern University
Diane Ciarletta, Associate Director
Career Services
360 Huntington Avenue
P.O. Box  895
Boston, MA 02117

Northwestern University
Dianne Siekmann, Associate Director
University Career Services
620 Lincoln Street
Evanston, IL 60208

Ohio University
Michele Morrone, Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
School of Health Sciences
E342 Grover Center
Athens, OH 45701
                                Oregon State University
                                Wanda Crannell, Key Advisor/Instructor
                                Bioresource Research, Interdisciplinary Sciences Program
                                and OSU-MANRRS Advisor
                                1 37 Strand Agriculture Hall
                                Corvallis, OR 97331-7304
                                Tom Savage, Professor and Head Advisor
                                Department of Animal Sciences
                                1 14 Withycombe Hall
                                Corvallis, OR 97331-6702

                                Pace University
                                Richard Schlesinger, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
                                Program in Environmental Science
                                One Pace Plaza
                                New York, NY  10038

                                Penn State University, Altoona
                                Thomas Shaffer
                                Academic Internships
                                3000 Ivyside Park
                                Altoona, PA  16601-3760

                                Penn State University, University Park
                                Keith Fledderman, Program Coordinator
                                Penn State Washington Program
                                P.O. Box 9291
                                Arlington, VA 22219
                                Susan Knell,  Director,  Science Career
                                and International Education
                                Eberly College of Science
                                108 Whitmore Laboratory
                                University Park, PA  16802
                                Cindye Rudy, Assistant Director
                                Eberly College of Science
                                Office of Cooperative Education
                                108 Whitmore Laboratory
                                University Park, PA  16802
                                Robert Shannon, Program Coordinator
                                Environmental Resource Management
                                1 1 9 Ag. Administration Building
                                University Park, PA  16802
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Pomona College
Richard Hazlett, Professor
Geology/Environmental Analysis
1 85 East Sixth Street
Claremont, CA  91711

Princeton University
Ann Corwin, Director of Graduate Career Services
& Alumni Relations
Woodrow Wilson School
203 Robertson  Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544-1013

Principia College
James Brandt, Career Coordinator
Academic and Career Advising
1 Maybeck Place
Elsah, IL 62028

Providence College
Patrick Ewanchuk
Biology
549 River Avenue
Providence, Rl  02918

Purdue University
Cristy Cornell
National/International Scholarship Coordinator
Young Hall,  Room 144
155 South Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-21 14
Arthur Schwab,  Director
Natural Resources and  Environmental Science
915 W. State Street
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN  47907

Queens College
Ross Wheeler, Director of Honors
Office of Honors and Scholarships
Honors Hall, Room 19
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11367

Radford University
Kathryn Jordan, Director
Experiential Learning & Career Services
P.O. Box 6901
Radford University
Radford, VA  24142
                                                    Rider University
                                                    Daniel Druckenbrod, Assistant Professor
                                                    Geological, Environmental, and Marine Sciences
                                                    2083 Lawrenceville Road
                                                    Lawrenceville, NJ  08648-3099

                                                    Rochester Institute of Technology
                                                    Maria Richart, Assistant Director
                                                    Office of Cooperative Education and Placement
                                                    Bausch & Lomb Center
                                                    57 Lomb Memorial Drive
                                                    Rochester, NY  14623-5603

                                                    Rutgers University
                                                    Teresa Delcorso, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student
                                                    External Support
                                                    Graduate School New Brunswick
                                                    25 Bishop Place
                                                    New Brunswick, NJ  08901
                                                    William Hallman, Professor
                                                    Department of Human Ecology
                                                    School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
                                                    55 Dudley Road
                                                    New Brunswick, NJ  08901-8520
                                                    Michael Mueller, Senior Grant Facilitator
                                                    Office of the Vice President for Research
                                                    ASB III, 3 Rutgers Plaza
                                                    New Brunswick, NJ  08901-8559
                                                    Carol Rutgers, Director
                                                    Cooperative Education
                                                    School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
                                                    88 Lipman Drive
                                                    New Brunswick, NJ  08901-8525

                                                    Sacred Heart University
                                                    Elizabeth Lowery, Assistant Director of Career Placement
                                                    Career Development
                                                    5151 Park Avenue, Curtis 21 1
                                                    Fairfield, CT 06825

                                                    Saint Louis University
                                                    Catherine Nolan, MPH Practice  Experience Coordinator
                                                    School of Public Health
                                                    3545 Lafayette Avenue
                                                    Room 472
                                                    St. Louis, MO 63104-1314
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Salisbury University
Becky Emery, Director
Career Services
1101  Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801
Elichia Venso, Professor and Program Director
Environmental Health Science
1101  Camden Avenue
Henson Hall 230 E
Salisbury, MD 21801

Samford University
Alice Martin, Director
Career Development Center
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL  35229-2276

Scripps College
Julie Elliott
Career Planning  & Resources
1 030 Columbia  Avenue
Claremont, CA 9171 1

Seattle Pacific University
Timothy Nelson,  Director, Blakely Island Field Station and
Professor of Biology
Biology
Suite 205
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA 98119-1950

Sewanee: The University of the South
Kay Mackenzie
Office of the Dean of the College
Sewanee: The University of the South
Sewanee, TN  37383-1000

Shepherd University
Betsy Sheets,  Director of Career Services
Career Development Center
P.O. Box 3210
Gardiner Hall, G-24
Shepherdstown,  WV 25443

Soka University of America
Jennifer Cunningham, Manager of Career Services
Career Services
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA  92656-4105
                                South Dakota State University
                                Roger Sandness, Professor and Head
                                College of Arts & Sciences
                                Scobey Hall 232 Box 504
                                Brookings, SD 57007-0648

                                Southeast Missouri State University
                                Stephen Overmann, Director of Environmental Science
                                Environmental Science
                                Mail Stop 6250
                                One University Plaza
                                Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

                                Southern Illinois University Carbondale
                                John Nicklow, Professor and Associate Dean
                                Engineering
                                Mailcode 6603
                                Carbondale, IL  62901

                                Southern University and A&M College
                                Beverly Wade, Dean
                                Honors College
                                Southern University and A&M College
                                Honors College
                                Baton Rouge, LA 70813

                                St. Mary's College of Maryland
                                Lois Stover, Associate Provost for Academic  Services
                                Office of Academic Services
                                AA Hall-Suite 100
                                St. Mary's College of Maryland
                                St. Mary's City, MD  20686

                                Stanford University
                                Kristin Conner, Career Counselor, Public Service Careers
                                Career Development Center
                                563 Salvatierra Walk
                                M/C: 8530
                                Stanford,  CA 94043
                                Cynthia Wilber, Education Coordinator
                                Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve
                                4001 Sand  Hill Road
                                Woodside, CA  94062

                                Susquehanna University
                                Brenda Fabian, Director
                                Center for Career Services
                                514 University Avenue
                                Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1001
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Syracuse University
Jennifer Hayes, Director
Department of Public Administration
202 Maxwell Hall
Career and Alumni Services
Syracuse, NY  13244-1090

Syracuse University, Maxwell School
Kelli Young, Assistant Director of Career Development
Career Development
202 Maxwell Hall
Syracuse, NY  1 3244

Temple University
Robert Mason, Associate Professor
Department of Geography & Urban Studies;
Environmental Studies
309 Gladfeller Hall
Philadelphia, PA  19122

Texas A&M University
Robin Autenrieth,  Professor
Civil Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Texas  A&M University
College Station, TX  77843-31 36
Andrew Millington, Director
Environmental Programs  in Geosciences
202 O&M Building
College Station, TX  77843
Matthew Upton, Director of Student Services
The Bush School of Government & Public Service
1025 Allen Building
TAMU 4220
College Station, TX  77843-4220

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Tait Chirenje, Associate Professor
Environmental Science and Geology
BIOS  NAMS
The Richard Stockton College of  New Jersey
Pomona, NJ 08240

The University  of Findlay
Jill Gear, Director of Grants and  Contracts Administration
Grants and Contracts
1000 N. Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840
                                                   The University of Georgia
                                                   Christie Sanders, Career Consultant
                                                   Career Center
                                                   Clark Howell Hall
                                                   Athens, GA 30602-3332

                                                   The University of Texas at Austin
                                                   Lana Morris, Career Services and Internship Coordinator
                                                   LBJ School of Public Affairs, Office of Student and
                                                   Alumni Programs
                                                   P.O. Box Y
                                                   Austin, TX 78713

                                                   Towson University
                                                   Brian Path
                                                   Biology
                                                   8000 York Road
                                                   Towson, MD 21252

                                                   Trinity College
                                                   Douglas Baillie
                                                   Office of Career Services
                                                   300 Summit Street
                                                   Box 701114
                                                   Hartford, CT 06106

                                                   Tufts University
                                                   Sheldon Krimsky, Professor
                                                   Department of Urban and Environmental
                                                   Policy and Planning
                                                   97 Talbot Avenue
                                                   Medford, MA 02155

                                                   Tulane University
                                                   Kathy Ball, Director
                                                   Career Services,  School of Public Health and
                                                   Tropical Medicine
                                                   1440 Canal Street
                                                   Suite 2460
                                                   New Orleans, LA 701  12

                                                   Union College
                                                   Donald Rodbell, Professor
                                                   Geology Department and Environmental Science Program
                                                   2977 Ridge Road
                                                   Scotia, NY 12302
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University at Buffalo (SUNY)
R. J. Multari, Director of Advisement and Adjunct
Instructor of Urban Planning
UB School  of Architecture and Urban Planning
110 Hayes Hall
3435  Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214-3087

University of Arizona
Heather Jepsen, Academic  Specialist
Agricultural and Resource Economics
1110  East James E Rogers  Way #403B
P.O. Box 210023
Tucson, AZ 85721-0023
Nancy Smith, Program Coordinator
Agricultural and Resource Economics
P.O. Box 210023
1 1 1 0  E. James E. Rogers Way, #31 9D
Tucson, AZ 85721-0023

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Carl Stapleton, Director, Environmental
Health Sciences Program
Department of Biology, Room FH 406C
2801  South University Avenue
Little Rock,  AR 72204

University of California, Berkeley
Kari Hamilton, Career Services Specialist
Goldman School of Public Policy
2607  Hearst Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720-7320
Susan  Kishi, College Advisor
College of Natural Resources, OISA
260 Mulford Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-31 00
Sharron  O'Connor, Career Counselor
Career Center
211 1  Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-4350

University of California, Davis
Marg  Lee,  Coordinator
Internship & Career Center
3rd Floor, South Hall
Davis, CA  95616-8625

University of California, Los Angeles
Sigrid  Rian, Student Affairs Officer
Institute of the Environment
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
619 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496
                                University of California, Riverside
                                Jan McCorkle, Internship Counselor
                                Career Center
                                Veitch Student Center, NW Wing
                                Riverside, CA 92521-0211

                                University of California, Santa Barbara
                                David Parker, Director of Career Development
                                Donald Bren School
                                Bren  Hall - Office 2520
                                Santa Barbara, CA  93106-5131
                                UCDC Peer Advisor, UCDC Peer Advisor
                                College of Letters & Science
                                UCDC Program, College of Letters & Science
                                University of California
                                Santa Barbara, CA  93106-2085

                                University of California, Santa Cruz
                                Sheila Rodriguez, Assistant Manager, Internship Program
                                Career Center
                                305 Bay Tree Building
                                1 156 High Street
                                Santa Cruz, CA 95064

                                University of Cincinnati
                                Eric Maurer, Director
                                Center for Environmental Studies
                                614Rieveschl Hall
                                Box 21 0006
                                Cincinnati, OH 45221-0006

                                University of Colorado at Boulder
                                Judith Moore, Career Counselor
                                Career Services Center
                                Willard Hall
                                Campus Box 1 33
                                Boulder, CO  80309-0133

                                University of Connecticut
                                Benjamin Gahagan, Program Assistant
                                Environmental Science Program
                                Beach Hall, Room 225
                                354 Mansfield  Road, Unit 2045
                                Storrs, CT 06269-2045
                                Beth Shapiro Settje, Internship Resources Manager
                                Career Services
                                368 Fairfield Way, Unit 2051
                                Storrs, CT 06269-2051
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University of Delaware
John Byrne, Director
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy
278 Graham Hall
Academy Street
Newark, DE  19716-7381
Paul Imhoff, Associate Professor
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
344A DuPont Hall
Newark, DE  19716
Tom Sims, Professor of Soil and Environmental Chemistry
Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Research
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Delaware
Newark, DE  19716-2103
Young-Doo Wang, Professor/Associate Director
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy
276 Graham Hall
Academy Street
Newark, DE  19716-7381

University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
Misae Nishikura, Assistant Dean
Career Development Center
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Suite 223
Denver, CO  80208

University of Findlay
William Carter, Professor Environmental Safety and
Health Management
Environmental Safety and Health Management
1000 N. Main Street
Findlay, OH  45840

University of Hawaii
John Cusick, Environmental Coordinator
Environmental Center
2500 Dole Street
Krauss Annex 1 9
Honolulu, HI  96822

University of Idaho
Suzanne Billington, Director
Career Center
Idaho Commons, Room 334
P.O. Box 442534
Moscow,  ID  83844-2534
                                                   University of Iowa
                                                   Lynn Hudachek
                                                   Division of Sponsored Programs
                                                   2 Gilmore Hall
                                                   Iowa City, IA  52242

                                                   University of Kansas
                                                   Patty Soucy, Assistant Director, Employer Relations
                                                   Engineering Career Center
                                                   Eaton Hall
                                                   1520 W. 15th Street,  Room 1001
                                                   Lawrence, KS  66045-7621
                                                   Erin Wolfram,  Assistant Director
                                                   University Career Center
                                                   1 1 0 Burge Union
                                                   1601 Irving Hill  Road
                                                   Lawrence, KS  66045

                                                   University of Maine
                                                   Anthony Halog, Assistant Professor of Industrial
                                                   Ecology and Life Cycle Assessment
                                                   School of Forest  Resources/Forest Bioproducts
                                                   Research Initiative
                                                   5755 Nutting  Hall
                                                   University of Maine
                                                   Orono, ME 04469-5775

                                                   University of Mary Washington
                                                   Gary Johnson, Director
                                                   Office of Career Services
                                                   1301 College Avenue
                                                   Fredericksburg, VA  22401

                                                   University of Maryland, Baltimore County
                                                   Kerry Kidwell-Slak, Asst. Director, Professional Practice
                                                   The Shriver Center
                                                   1000 Hilltop Circle
                                                   Baltimore, MD 21250

                                                   University of Maryland, College Park
                                                   Joyce Brown, Student Affairs Coordinator
                                                   Environmental  Sciences & Policy
                                                   0220 Symons Hall
                                                   College Park,  MD 20742
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University of Maryland, School of Law
Jacqueline McNamara, Managing Director
Environmental Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD  21201

University of Maryland, School of Public Policy
Christopher Kempton, Director, Office of Career Services
and Alumni Relations
2101  Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD  20742

University of Medicine and  Dentistry of NJ -
School of Public Health
Michelle Kennedy,  Instructor/Fieldwork Coordinator
Office of Public Health Practice
683 Hoes Lane West, Room 121
Piscataway, NJ 08854

University of Miami, RSMAS
David Letson, Professor
Marine Affairs and Policy
4600 Rickenbacker CSWY
Miami, FL 33149-1098

University of Michigan
Kim LeClair, Student Services Specialist
School of Natural Resources and Environment
440 Church Street
1520 Dana Building
Ann Arbor, Ml  48109-1041
Beth Soboleski, Director, Admissions & Recruiting
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
735 South State Street
2245 Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, Ml  48109
Lisa Yee-Litzenberg, Student Career Counselor
School of Natural Resources and Environment
440 Church Street
Room 1520 Dana Building
Ann Arbor, Ml  48109-1041

University of Minnesota
Martha Krohn, Assistant Director of Career Services
Humphrey Institute  of Public Affairs
1 30 Humphrey Center
301  19th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  5545
Barbara Laporte, Director, Career Services
Career Center,  Public Health
P.O. Box 81 9
420 Delaware Street, SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
                                University of Missouri
                                Stephanie Chipman, Director
                                Career Services Office
                                2-64 Agricultural Building
                                Columbia, MO 65211 "
                                Keith Goyne, Assistant Professor
                                Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences
                                Department of Soil, Environmental and
                                Atmospheric Sciences
                                302ABNRBldg.
                                Columbia, MO 65211
                                Gayla Neumeyer, Manager, Educational Programs
                                NS/E Educational Programs/MURR
                                263 Research Reactor
                                1513 Research Park Drive
                                Columbia, MO 65211

                                University of Montana
                                Vicki Watson, Professor
                                Environmental Studies
                                University of Montana
                                Missoula, MT  59812

                                University of Nevada,  Las Vegas
                                Thomas Piechota, Director of Sustainability and
                                Multidisciplinary Research
                                Division of Research and Graduate Studies
                                4505 Maryland Parkway
                                Box 451087
                                Las Vegas, NV 89154-1087

                                University of New England
                                Judy Bellante,  Director
                                Career Services
                                1 1  Hills Beach Road
                                Biddeford, ME 04005

                                University of New Hampshire
                                Administrative Assistant
                                Department of Natural Resources & the Environment
                                56 College Road
                                215 James Hall
                                Durham, NH  03824
                                Jason Whitney, Internship Coordinator
                                University Advising and Career Center - Internship Office
                                Hood House
                                89 Main Street
                                Durham, NH  03824
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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Melody Levy
Environmental Sciences and Engineering
1 66 Rosenau Hall
ENVRDept,CB#7431
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7431

University of Notre Dame
Charles Kulpa, Professor
Biological Sciences
1 07 Galvin Life Sciences
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0369

University of Oklahoma
Betsy Bishop, Assistant Director, Internships and Co-ops
Career Services
900 Asp Avenue
Suite 323
Norman, OK  73019

University of Oregon
Tina Haynes, Career Information Specialist
Career Center
P.O. Box 3257
Eugene, OR  97403-0257
Rhonda Smith, Internship Director
Planning, Public Policy and Management
121AHendricksHall
1 209 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR  97403-1209

University of Pennsylvania
Helen Cheung, Associate Director
Career Services
371 8 Locust Walk
Suite 20, McNeil Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6209
Shannon Kelly, Job & Internship Coordinator
Career Services
McNeil Building
371 8 Locust Walk, Suite 20
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6209
Richard Pepino, ABCS Coordinator
Earth & Environmental Science
254 B Hayden Hall
240 S. 33rd  Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
                                                   University of Puerto Rico
                                                   Marco Abarca, Associate Professor
                                                   Law School
                                                   1959Calle Espana
                                                   Ocean Park
                                                   San Juan, PR  0091 1

                                                   University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences
                                                   Rafael Rios, Professor
                                                   Environmental  Health
                                                   P.O. Box 195365
                                                   San Juan, PR  00919-5365

                                                   University of Rhode Island
                                                   Brianne Neptin, Coastal Fellows Program Coordinator
                                                   College of the  Environment and Life Sciences
                                                   116A Woodward Hall
                                                   9 East Alumni Ave
                                                   Kingston, Rl  02881

                                                   University of South Carolina
                                                   C. Marjorie Aelion, Professor
                                                   Department of Environmental Health Sciences
                                                   921 Assembly Street
                                                   PHRC Room 401
                                                   Columbia, SC  29208
                                                   Novella Beskid
                                                   Fellowships & Scholar Programs
                                                   902 Sumter Street
                                                   Legare College 220
                                                   Columbia, SC  29208

                                                   University of South Florida
                                                   Natalie Preston-Washington, Manager, Career
                                                   Development and Field Placement
                                                   College of Public Health
                                                   1 3201 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
                                                   MDC56
                                                   Tampa, FL 33612-3805

                                                   University of Southern Maine
                                                   Pauline Mateyko, Associate Program Director
                                                   Eastern Alliance in Science, Technology,  Engineering, and
                                                   Mathematics
                                                   21 8 John Mitchell Center
                                                   37 College Avenue
                                                   Gorham, ME  04038
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University of St. Thomas
Dalma Martinovic, Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Mail OWS  390
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul,MN 55105-1080

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Shawna Hembree, College of Arts & Sciences/Public
Service Careers Consultant
Career Services
lOODunford Hall
Knoxville, TN  37996-4010
Joanne Logan, Associate Professor
Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
2506 EJ Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN  37996-4531
Michael McKinney
Geology
1412 Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN  37996-1410

University of Texas, Arlington
James Grover, Professor
Program in  Environmental and Earth Sciences
Box 19498
Arlington, TX 76019

University of Texas, Austin
Carrie O'Malley,  Director
School of Architecture
1 University Station
B7500
Austin, TX  78712

University of Texas, El Paso
Lucia Dura
Graduate School
500 W. University Avenue
El Paso, TX  79968-0566

University of Texas, School of Law
Nicole Clark, Career Counselor
Career Services Office
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX  78705

University of the Pacific
Susan Weiner, Director of the Office of Post-Baccalaureate
Scholarships and  Fellowships
Honors Program
3601  Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 9521  1
                                University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
                                Kevin Wolbach, Lecturer in Biology, Coordinator of B.S.
                                Environmental Science Program, Director of
                                Undergraduate Studies
                                Biological Sciences
                                600 South 43rd Street
                                Philadelphia, PA  19104-4495

                                University of the Virgin Islands
                                Sylvia Vitazkova, MMES Graduate Program Coordinator
                                Division of Science and Mathematics
                                DSM
                                #2 John Brewer's Bay
                                St. Thomas, VI  00802

                                University of Vermont
                                Hilda Alajajian
                                Office of Sponsored Programs
                                340 Waterman Building
                                Burlington, VT 05405-0160
                                Marie Vea-Fagnant, Career Services Coordinator
                                The Rubenstein School of Environment and
                                Natural Resources
                                336 Aiken Center
                                Burlington, VT 05405

                                University of Washington
                                Kate Duttro, Career Resources Coordinator
                                School of Marine Affairs
                                Campus Box 355685, Marine Studies Bldg#350
                                3707 Brooklyn Ave NE
                                Seattle, WA 98105-6715
                                Heather Krasna, Director of Career Services
                                Evans School of Public Affairs
                                109A Parrington Hall Box 353055
                                Seattle, WA 98195
                                Rory Murphy, Manager, Graduate Student Services
                                Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
                                Box 357234
                                University of Washington
                                Seattle, WA 98195-7234
                                Barry Wall, Assistant Director of Career Services
                                Evans School of Public Affairs
                                109 E. Parrington Hall
                                Box 353055
                                Seattle, WA 98195-3055
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University of West Florida
Gregory Tomso
Department of English
1 100 University Parkway
Bldg. 50
Pensacola, FL  32514

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Chris Gabel, Assistant Professor
Environmental Public Health Program
Department of Public Health Professions
245 Nursing
Eau Claire, Wl 54702-4004
Crispin Pierce, Assistant Professor
Public Health Professions
1 05 Garfield Avenue
P.O. Box 4004
Eau Claire, Wl 54702-4004

University of Wisconsin, Madison
Mary Mercier, Academic Programs Office
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
550 North Park Street
Room 70 Science Hall
Madison, Wl  53706

University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
David Barnhill, Director of Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies
800 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, Wl  54901

University System of Maryland
Christ! Lockard, MEES Program
Management Specialist
Marine, Estuarine, & Environmental Sciences (MEES)
Graduate Program
University of Maryland, MEES Graduate Office
0105 Cole
College Park, MD  20742

Upper Iowa University
Katherine McCarville, Assistant Professor of Geosciences
Division of Science and Mathematics
P.O. Box 1 857
Fayette, IA 52142-1857

Vanderbilt University
Lyn Fulton-John, Director
Office of Honor Scholarships
204 SLC, 31 0 25th Avenue South
Nashville, TN  37240
                                                       Vanderbilt University Law School
                                                       Lisa Doster, Career Counselor - Government & Public
                                                       Interest Specialist
                                                       Career Services
                                                       131 21st Avenue South
                                                       Nashville, TN  37203-1181

                                                       Vassar College
                                                       Lisa Kooperman
                                                       Office for Fellowships
                                                       Box 1 22
                                                       124 Raymond Avenue
                                                       Poughkeepsie, NY  12604

                                                       Villanova  University
                                                       Nancy Dudak, Director
                                                       Career Services
                                                       800 Lancaster Avenue
                                                       Villanova, PA  19085

                                                       Virginia Commonwealth University
                                                       Haley Sims, Assistant Director
                                                       University Career Center
                                                       P.O. Box 842007
                                                       Richmond, VA 23284

                                                       Virginia Tech
                                                       Pam Herrmann, Director, Cooperative Education/
                                                       Internship Program
                                                       Career Services
                                                       Corner of Washington St. & West Campus Dr.
                                                       0128
                                                       Blacksburg, VA 24061-0128

                                                       Wake Technical  Community College
                                                       Ginger Pasley, Environmental Science
                                                       Technology Instructor
                                                       Computer and Engineering Technology
                                                       9101  Fayetteville Road
                                                       Raleigh,  NC  27603

                                                       Washington & Lee University
                                                       Anna Hunter, Career Advisor
                                                       Career Services
                                                       John W.  Elrod Commons 301
                                                       Lexington, VA  24450
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Washington University in St. Louis
Ryan McMullen
Career Center
1 Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1 091
St. Louis, MO 63130

West Chester University
Chuck Shorten, Professor
Department of Health
209 Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383
Joan Welch
Department of Geography &  Planning
103 Ruby Jones  Hall
West Chester, PA 19383

Western Illinois University
Thomas Dunstan, Director
Institute for Environmental Studies
Tillman 301
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL  61455-1390

Western Kentucky University
Robin Hume, Program Coordinator
Center for Environmental Education & Sustainability
1906 College Heights Blvd. #1 1098
Bowling Green, KY 42101
                                    Whitman College
                                    Keith Raether, Director
                                    Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants
                                    345 Boyer Avenue
                                    Reid Campus Center 222
                                    Walla Walla, WA 99362

                                    Whittier College
                                    Linda Ross, Director of Career Planning
                                    Career Planning Office
                                    P.O. Box 634 "
                                    Whittier, CA 90608

                                    Widener University
                                    Mary McCaffrey, Assistant Director
                                    Career Advising & Planning Services
                                    One University Place
                                    Chester, PA 19013

                                    Yale University
                                    Stanton (Peter) Otis, Director of Career Development
                                    School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
                                    1 95 Prospect Street
                                    New Haven, CT  06511-2189
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             Appendix C - IRS Publication 970:

                   Tax Benefits for Education


  This Appendix includes detailed information and instructions for filing taxes on a fellowship award. This information
  may be obtained directly on the Internet at www./rs.gov.
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         Department of the Treasury
         Internal Revenue Service
Publication  970
Cat. No. 25221V
Tax   Benefits
for  Education
For use in preparing

2008 Returns
 Get forms and other information
 faster and easier by:
 Internet  www.irs.gov
Contents

What's New	  2

Reminders	  2

Introduction  	  3

1. Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and
   Tuition Reductions	  5
   Scholarships and Fellowships	5
   Other Types of Educational Assistance	7

2. Hope Credit	  9
   Can You Claim the Credit	10
   What Expenses Qualify  	10
   Who Is an Eligible Student	13
   Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses	15
   Figuring the Credit	15
   Claiming the Credit	16
   When Must the Credit Be Repaid
      (Recaptured)	  16
   Illustrated Example	17

3. Lifetime Learning Credit	  19
   Can You Claim the Credit	20
   What Expenses Qualify  	20
   Who Is an Eligible Student	23
   Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses	23
   Figuring the Credit	24
   Claiming the Credit	25
   When Must the Credit Be Repaid
      (Recaptured)	  25
   Illustrated Example	25

4. Student Loan Interest Deduction	  28
   Student Loan Interest Defined 	28
   Can You Claim the Deduction	31
   Figuring the Deduction	31
   Claiming the Deduction  	32

5. Student Loan Cancellations and
   Repayment Assistance 	  34
   Student Loan Cancellation	34
   Student Loan Repayment Assistance	34

6. Tuition and Fees Deduction	  36
   Can You Claim the Deduction	36
   What Expenses Qualify  	36
   Who Is an Eligible Student	39
   Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses	39
   Figuring the Deduction	40
   Claiming the Deduction  	40
   When Must the Deduction Be Repaid
      (Recaptured)	  40
   Illustrated Example	41

7. Coverdell Education Savings Account
   (ESA)	  43
   What Is a Coverdell ESA	43
   Contributions	45
   Rollovers and Other Transfers	47
   Distributions	48

8. Qualified Tuition Program (QTP)	  54
   What Is a Qualified Tuition Program	54
   How Much Can You Contribute	54
   Are Distributions Taxable	55
   Rollovers and Other Transfers .              .57
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9. Education Exception to Additional Tax                    maximum credit of $4,000 allowed on your return.
    on Early IRA Distributions	  58        See chapter 3 for more information.

    nSJringEth9eAmount Not Subject to the 10%	^      *  Definition of qualified expenses expanded The
       yax                                      gg        definition of qualified education expenses for the ed-
    Reporting Early Distributions' '.                  59        ucation credits and the tuition and fees deduction is
                                                          expanded for students in Midwestern disaster areas.
10.  Education Savings Bond Program	  60        See chapters 2, 3, and 6 for more information.
    Who Can Cash In Bonds Tax Free	60

                                ::::::::::::::8    s •-
                                                      interest deduction is gradually reduced (phased out) if your
11.  Employer-Provided Educational                     modified adjusted gross  income  (MAGI) is  between
    Assistance	  63    $115,000 and $145,000. You cannot take a deduction if
•to  a...     ,. n«,      »«»..»/»..ir D~I                   your MAGI is $145,000 or more. This is an increase from
    Education             Work-Related          ^    ^ 2QQ7 |jmjts Qf $^ 1Q OOQ gnd $14Q OOQ  For more jnfor_

    Qualifying Work-Related Education' '.'. '.'. '.'. '.'. '.'. . 64    mation' see chaPter4-

    ^^SKSSS^SSStS^.  :::::::::::: 69    Contribution  of  mllB.^ death  gratuity to Coverdel,
    Deducting Business Expenses                  70    ESA- Families of soldiers  killed in the line of duty may
    Recordkeeping                               71    contribute, subject to certain limitations, up to 100 percent
    Illustrated Example                            71    °f survivor benefits to education savings accounts. Under
                                                      certain conditions this applies retroactively to deaths from
13.  How To Get Tax Help 	  73    injuries occurring on or after October 7, 2001. For more
Appendices.                                    75    information, see chapter 7.

    Appendix A-Illustrated Example of                   Education  savings  bond program. For 2008,  the
    AppendUixaB-Higehli'ghts of Education Tax'  '            amount of your interest exclusion will be phased out (grad-
       Benefits for Tax Year 2008                  77    ua"X reduced)lf y°ur fllin9 status is married filing jointly or
                                                      qualifying widow(er)  and  your modified adjusted gross
Glossary	  79    income (MAGI) is between $100,650 and $130,650. You
                                                      cannot  take the  deduction if your MAGI  is $130,650 or
maex	  81    more. For2007, the limits that applied to you were $98,400
	    and  $128,400.
XA/hat'c MoiAf                                     For all other filing statuses, your interest exclusion for
VV  I Id I a INeW                                   2008 is phased out if your MAGI is between $67,100 and
                                                      $82,100. You cannot take the deduction if your MAGI is
Hope and lifetime  learning credits. For 2008, the    $82,100 or more. For 2007, the limits that applied to you
amount of your Hope or lifetime learning credit is gradually    were $65,600 and $80,600. For more information, see
reduced (phased out) if your modified  adjusted gross in-    chapter 10.
come (MAGI) is between $48,000 and  $58,000 ($96,000
and $116,000 if you file a joint return). You cannot claim a    Business deduction for work-related education.  For
credit if your MAGI  is $58,000 or more ($116,000 or more if    2008-

                                                        •  r r/rryour Ttto and from scrand rify
filing a joint return). For more information, see chapters 2        to de?™* transportation expenses, the amount you
an(j| 3                                                     can deduct for miles driven from January 1, 2008,
  For 2008, the maximum amount of the Hope credit has        throu9h June 30> 2008>is 5°1/2 cents Per mile- The
increased to $1,800 ($3,600 for a student in a Midwestern        amount Vou  can deduct for miles driven from JulV 1 -
disaster area). This is an increase from the 2007 maximum        2008> through December 31, 2008, is 581/2 cents per
amount of $1,650.  For more information, see chapter 2.          mile. This is  up from 48V2 cents per mile in 2007.
                                                          See chapter 12 for more information.
Students in Midwestern disaster areas. The following      .  ,f      adjusted gross income for 2008 is more than
rules apply only to students attending  an eligible educa-        $15g g50 ($79975 if you are married fiNng sepa.
tional  institution  in the Midwestern  disaster areas in the        rate| }   ur itemjzed ydeductions may be jfmite^.
states of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Ne-        opp V/hantPr i o anH thp in<;tri]rtinn<; fnr linp ?Q nf
braska, and  Wisconsin. See Table 3-2 near the end of        ^ °^ftl2 and the nstructions tor line 29 ot
chapter 3 for a list of counties.                                Schedule A (Form 1 °40)'

  • Hope credit increased. The Hope credit for stu-        	
    dents  in Midwestern disaster areas is 100% of the
    first $2,400 of qualified education expenses and
    50% of the next $2,400 of qualified education ex-
    penses for a maximum credit of $3,600 per student.      Estimated tax. If you have taxable income from any of
    See chapter 2 for more information.                   your education benyefits and the payer does not withhyo|d
  • Lifetime learning credit increased. The lifetime        enough income tax, you may need to make estimated tax
    learning credit rate for students in Midwestern disas-    payments. For more information, see Publication 505, Tax
    ter areas is 40% of qualified expenses paid, with a       Withholding and Estimated Tax.
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Photographs of missing children. The  Internal Reve-
nue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children. Photographs of missing
children selected by the Center may appear in this publica-
tion on pages that would otherwise be blank. You can help
bring these children home by looking at the photographs
and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you rec-
ognize a child.
 Introduction
 This publication explains tax benefits that may be available
 to you if you are saving for or paying education costs for
 yourself or, in  many  cases, another student who  is a
 member of your immediate family. Most benefits apply only
 to higher education.

 What is in this publication. Chapter 1 explains the tax
 treatment  of various types of educational assistance, in-
 cluding scholarships, fellowships, and tuition reductions.
   Two tax credits for which you may be eligible are ex-
 plained in  chapters 2 and 3. These benefits, which reduce
 the amount of your income tax, are:
   •  The Hope credit, and

   •  The lifetime learning credit.

   Ten other types of benefits are explained in chapters 4
 through 12. With these benefits, you may be able to:

   •  Deduct student loan interest;
   •  Receive tax-free treatment of a canceled student
     loan;

   •  Receive tax-free student loan repayment assistance;
   •  Deduct tuition and fees for education;

   •  Establish and contribute to a Coverdell education
     savings account (ESA), which features tax-free earn-
     ings;
   •  Participate in a qualified tuition program (QTP),
     which features tax-free earnings;

   •  Take  early distributions from any type of individual
     retirement arrangement (IRA) for education costs
     without paying the 10% additional tax on early distri-
     butions;

   •  Cash in savings bonds for education costs without
     having to pay tax on the interest;
   •  Receive tax-free educational benefits from your em-
     ployer; and

   •  Take  a business deduction for work-related educa-
     tion.
  Note. You generally cannot claim more than one of the
benefits described in the lists above for the same qualifying
education expense.

  Comparison table. Some of the features of most  of
these benefits are highlighted in Appendix B, beginning on
page 77 of this publication. This general comparison table
may guide you in determining which benefits you may be
eligible for and which chapters you may want to read.
                                                              When you figure your taxes, you may want to
                                                              compare these tax benefits so you can choose
                                                              the method(s) that give you the lowest tax liability.
                                                      If you qualify, you may find that a combination ofcredit(s)
                                                      and deduction(s) gives you the lowest tax.

                                                      Analyzing your tax withholding. After you estimate your
                                                      education tax benefits for the  year, you may be able to
                                                      reduce the amount of your federal income tax withholding.
                                                      Also, you may want to recheck your withholding during the
                                                      year if your personal  or financial situation changes. See
                                                      Publication 919, How  Do I  Adjust My Tax Withholding, for
                                                      more information.
                                                      Glossary.  In this publication,  wherever appropriate, we
                                                      have tried  to use the same or similar terminology when
                                                      referring to the basic components of each education bene-
                                                      fit. Some of the terms  used are:

                                                        •  Qualified education expenses,
                                                        •  Eligible educational institution, and

                                                        •  Modified adjusted gross income.

                                                        Even though the same term, such as qualified education
                                                      expenses,  is used to label a basic component of many of
                                                      the education benefits, the same expenses are not neces-
                                                      sarily allowed for each benefit. For example, the  cost of
                                                      room and board is a qualified  education expense for the
                                                      qualified tuition program, but not for the education savings
                                                      bond program.
                                                        Many of the terms used  in the publication are defined in
                                                      the glossary near the end of the publication. The glossary
                                                      is not intended to be a  substitute for reading the chapter on
                                                      a particular education  benefit, but it will give you an over-
                                                      view of  how certain  terms  are used  in discussing the
                                                      different benefits.

                                                      Comments and suggestions. We welcome your com-
                                                      ments about this publication  and your  suggestions for
                                                      future editions.
                                                        You can write to us at the following address:


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                                                      a response within 10 days  after your request is received.

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  Tax questions. If you have a tax question, check the
information  available  on  www.irs.gov or  call
1 -800-829-1040. We cannot answer tax questions sent to
either of the above addresses.
Useful Items
You may want to see:
  Publication
          Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car
          Expenses
          Taxable and Nontaxable Income
          Investment Income and Expenses
          Highlights of 2008 Tax Changes
          Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)
a 463

a 525
a sso
a 553
a 590
Q 4492-B Information for Affected Taxpayers in the
        Midwestern Disaster Areas
Form (and Instructions)
Q 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Q 1040A U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
  Q 1040EZ Income Tax Return for Single and Joint
          Filers With No Dependents
  Q 1040NR U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return
  a 1040NR-EZ  U.S. Income Tax Return for Certain
          Nonresident Aliens With No Dependents
  Q 2106 Employee Business Expenses
  Q 2106-EZ  Unreimbursed Employee Business
          Expenses
  Q 5329 Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including
          IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts
  Q 8815 Exclusion of Interest From Series EE and I
          U.S. Savings Bonds Issued After 1989
  Q 8863 Education Credits (Hope and Lifetime
          Learning Credits)
  Q 8917 Tuition and Fees Deduction
  Q Schedule A (Form 1040)  Itemized Deductions
See chapter 13, How To Get Tax Help, for information
about getting these publications and forms.
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 1.
                                                   Table 1 -1.  Tax Treatment of Scholarship
                                                               and Fellowship Payments1
                                                                Do not rely on this table alone. Refer to the text for
                                                                complete details.
 Scholarships,
 Fellowships,  Grants,
 and  Tuition
 Reductions

 Reminder
 Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). You can
 set up and make contributions to an IRA if you receive
 taxable compensation. Under this rule, a taxable scholar-
 ship or fellowship is compensation only if it is shown in box
 1 of your Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. For more
 information about IRAs, see Publication 590.
 Introduction
 This chapter discusses the tax treatment of various types
 of educational assistance you may receive if you are study-
 ing,  teaching, or researching in the United States.  The
 educational assistance can be for a primary or secondary
 school, a college or university, or a vocational school.
 Included are discussions of:
  •  Scholarships,
  •  Fellowships,
  •  Need-based education grants, such as a Pell Grant,
     and
  •  Qualified tuition reductions.
 Many types of educational assistance are tax free if  they
 meet the requirements discussed here.
  Special rules apply to U.S.  citizens and resident aliens
 who have received scholarships or fellowships for study-
 ing,  teaching,  or researching abroad. For information
 about these rules, see Publication 54, Tax Guide for  U.S.
 Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad.
 Scholarships and Fellowships

 A scholarship is generally an amount paid or allowed to, or
 for the benefit of, a student at an educational institution to
 aid in the pursuit of studies. The student may be either an
 undergraduate or a graduate.
   A fellowship is generally an amount paid for the benefit
 of an individual to aid in the pursuit of study or research.
   Table 1 -1  provides an overview of the tax treatment of
 amounts  received  as a scholarship  or fellowship (other
 than amounts received as payment for services). Gener-
 ally,  whether the amount is tax free or taxable depends on
 the expense paid with the amount and whether you are a
 degree candidate.
IF you use
the payment
for...
Tuition
Fees
Books
Supplies
Equipment
Room
Board
Travel
AND you are...
A degree
candidate
X

x

x

X

X

X

X

X

Not a
degree
candidate

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X
THEN your payment is...
Tax free2
X

X3

X3

X3

X3







Taxable

X

X

X

X

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
                                                  1 Does not include payments received for past, present, or future services.
                                                  2 Payments used for any expenses indicated in this column are tax free only if the
                                                   terms of the scholarship or fellowship do not prohibit the expense.
                                                  3 If required of all students in the course.


                                                  Tax-Free Scholarships and
                                                  Fellowships

                                                  A scholarship or fellowship is tax free only if:
                                                    • You are a candidate for a degree at an eligible edu-
                                                      cational institution, and
                                                    • You use the scholarship or fellowship to pay quali-
                                                      fied education expenses.


                                                  Candidate for a degree. You are a candidate for a de-
                                                  gree if you:

                                                   1.  Attend a primary or secondary school or are pursuing
                                                      a degree at a college or university, or
                                                   2.  Attend an accredited educational institution that is
                                                      authorized to provide:

                                                      a. A program that is acceptable for full credit toward
                                                        a bachelor's or higher degree, or
                                                      b. A program of training to prepare students for gain-
                                                        ful employment in a recognized occupation.
                                                  Eligible educational institution. An eligible educational
                                                  institution is one that maintains a regular faculty and curric-
                                                  ulum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of stu-
                                                  dents in attendance at the place where it carries on  its
                                                  educational activities.

                                                  Qualified education expenses.  For purposes of tax-free
                                                  scholarships and fellowships, these are expenses for:
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  • Tuition and fees required to enroll at or attend an
    eligible educational institution, and

  • Course-related expenses, such as fees, books, sup-
    plies, and equipment that are required for the
    courses at the eligible educational institution. These
    items must be required of all students in your course
    of instruction.
However, in order for these to be qualified education ex-
penses, the terms of the scholarship or fellowship cannot
require that it be used  for other purposes, such as room
and board, or specify that it cannot be used for tuition or
course-related expenses.

  Expenses that do not qualify. Qualified education ex-
penses do not include the cost of:

  • Room and board,
  • Travel,

  • Research,

  • Clerical help, or
  • Equipment and other expenses that are not required
    for enrollment  in or attendance at an eligible educa-
    tional institution.
This is true even if the fee must be paid to the institution as
a condition of enrollment  or  attendance. Scholarship or
fellowship amounts used to pay these costs are taxable.

Worksheet 1-1. You can use Worksheet  1-1 to figure the
tax-free and taxable parts of your scholarship or fellowship.
                                     Athletic Scholarships

                                     An athletic scholarship is tax free if it meets the require-
                                     ments discussed above.

                                     Taxable Scholarships and
                                     Fellowships

                                     If your scholarship or fellowship does not meet the require-
                                     ments described  earlier, it  is  taxable. The  following
                                     amounts received may be taxable.

                                       • Amounts used to pay expenses that do not qualify.

                                       • Payments for services.
                                       • Scholarship prizes.

                                     Each  type is discussed below.

                                     Amounts used to pay expenses that do not qualify. A
                                     scholarship amount you use to pay any expense that does
                                     not qualify is taxable, even if the expense is a fee that you
                                     must  pay to the institution as  a condition of  enrollment or
                                     attendance.

                                     Payment for services. Generally,  you must include in
                                     income the part  of any scholarship, fellowship,  or tuition
                                     reduction that represents  payment  for past, present,  or
                                     future teaching, research, or other services. This applies
                                     even  if all candidates for a degree must perform  the serv-
                                     ices to receive the degree.
                                       Exceptions. You do not have to include in income the
                                     part of any scholarship or fellowship that represents pay-
                                     ment  for teaching, research,  or other services if you re-
                                     ceive  the amount under:
Worksheet 1-1.
Taxable Scholarship and Fellowship
Income
                                                                               Keep for Your Records
 1.  Enter your scholarship or fellowship income for 2008	  1.

      • If you are a degree candidate at an eligible educational institution, go to line 2.
      • If you are not a degree candidate at an eligible educational institution, stop here. The entire
        amount is taxable. For information on how to report this amount on your tax return, see
        Reporting Scholarships and Fellowships.

 2.  Enter the amount from line 1 that was for teaching, research, or any other services. (Do not include
    amounts received for these items under the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program or
    the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program.)	  2.

 3.  Subtract line 2 from line 1  	  3.

 4.  Enter the amount from line 3 that your scholarship or fellowship required you to use for other than
    qualified education expenses	  4.

 5.  Subtract line 4 from line 3  	  5.

 6.  Enter the amount from line 5 that was used for qualified education expenses required for study at
    an eligible educational institution. This amount is the tax-free part of your scholarship or fellowship
    income*	  6.

 7.  Subtract line 6 from line 5  	  7.

 8.  Taxable part. Add lines 2, 4, and 7. See Reporting Scholarships and Fellowships for how to report
    this amount on your tax return  	  8.
' If you qualify for other education benefits (see chapters 2 through 12), you may have to reduce the amount of education expenses qualifying for a specific
  benefit by the tax-free amount on this line.
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  • The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Pro-
    gram, or

  • The Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship
    and Financial Assistance Program,

and you:

  • Are a candidate for a degree at an eligible educa-
    tional institution, and

  • Use that part of the scholarship or fellowship to pay
    qualified education expenses.


  Example 1. You received a scholarship of $2,500. The
scholarship was not received  under either of the excep-
tions mentioned above.  As a  condition  for receiving the
scholarship, you must serve as a part-time teaching assis-
tant. Of the $2,500 scholarship, $1,000 represents pay-
ment for teaching. The provider of your scholarship gives
you a Form W-2 showing $1,000 as income. You used all
the money for qualified education expenses. Assuming
that all other conditions are met, $1,500 of your scholar-
ship is tax free. The $1,000 you received for teaching is
taxable.

  Example 2. You are a  candidate for a degree at a
medical school. You receive a scholarship (not  under ei-
ther of the exceptions mentioned above) for your medical
education and training.  The terms  of  your  scholarship
require you to perform future services. A substantial pen-
alty applies if you do not comply. The entire amount of your
grant is taxable as payment for services in the  year it is
received.

Scholarship prizes. If you win a scholarship as  a prize in
a contest, the scholarship is fully taxable unless you meet
the requirements discussed earlier under Tax-Free Schol-
arships and Fellowships.

Reporting Scholarships and
Fellowships

Whether  you must report your scholarship or fellowship
depends  on whether you must file a return and whether
any part of your scholarship or fellowship is taxable.
   If your  only income is a completely tax-free scholarship
or fellowship, you do not have to file a tax return and no
reporting  is necessary. If all or part of your scholarship or
fellowship is taxable and you are required  to file  a tax
return, report the taxable amount as explained below. You
must report the taxable amount whether or  not you re-
ceived a Form W-2. If you receive an incorrect Form W-2,
ask the payer for a corrected one.
   For information on whether you must file a return, see
Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and
Filing Information, or your income tax form instructions.


How To Report

How you  report any taxable scholarship or fellowship in-
come depends on which return you file.

Form 1040EZ. If you file Form 1040EZ,  report the taxable
amount on line 1. If the taxable amount  was  not reported
on Form W-2, enter "SCH"  and the taxable amount  in the
space to the left of line 1.

Form 1040A. If you file Form 1040A, report the taxable
amount on line 7. If the taxable amount  was  not reported
                                                   on Form W-2, enter "SCH" and the taxable amount in the
                                                   space to the left of line 7.

                                                   Form 1040. If you file Form 1040, report the taxable
                                                   amount on line 7. If the taxable amount was not reported
                                                   on Form W-2, enter "SCH" and the taxable amount on the
                                                   dotted line next to line 7.

                                                     Schedule SE (Form 1040). Include amounts you re-
                                                   ceive under a scholarship as pay for your services as an
                                                   independent contractor in determining your  net earnings
                                                   from self-employment.  If your net earnings  are $400 or
                                                   more, you will have to pay self-employment tax. Use
                                                   Schedule SE, Self-Employment Tax, to figure this tax.
                                                      For more information on determining whether you are
                                                   an independent contractor or an employee, get Publication
                                                   15-A, Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide.

                                                   Form 1040NR. If you file Form 1040NR, report the taxable
                                                   amount on line 12. You must generally report the amount
                                                   shown in Form(s) 1042-S,  box 2. See the Instructions for
                                                   Form 1040NR for more  information on reporting fellowship
                                                   and scholarship income on Form 1040NR.

                                                   Form 1040NR-EZ. If you file Form 1040NR-EZ, report the
                                                   taxable amount on line 5. You must generally report the
                                                   amount shown in Form(s) 1042-S, box 2. See the Instruc-
                                                   tions for Form 1040NR-EZ for more information on report-
                                                   ing  fellowship and   scholarship income  on  Form
                                                   1040NR-EZ.
                                                    Other Types of

                                                    Educational Assistance

                                                    The following discussions deal with common types of edu-
                                                    cational assistance other than scholarships  and fellow-
                                                    ships.

                                                    Fulbright Grants

                                                    A Fulbright grant is generally treated as a scholarship or
                                                    fellowship in figuring how much of the grant is tax free.
                                                    Report only the taxable  amount on your tax  return. See
                                                    Reporting Scholarships and Fellowships on this page.

                                                    Pell Grants and Other Title IV
                                                    Need-Based Education Grants

                                                    These need-based grants are treated as scholarships for
                                                    purposes of determining  their tax treatment. They are tax
                                                    free to the extent used for qualified education expenses
                                                    during the period for which a grant is awarded. Report only
                                                    the taxable amount on  your  tax return. See Reporting
                                                    Scholarships and Fellowships on this page.

                                                    Payment to Service Academy Cadets

                                                    An appointment to a United States military academy is not
                                                    a scholarship or fellowship. Payment you receive as a
                                                    cadet or midshipman at an armed services academy  is pay
                                                    for personal services and will be reported to you in box 1 of
                                                    Form  W-2. Include this pay in your income in the year you
                                                    receive it unless one of the exceptions, discussed earlier
                                                    under Payment for services, applies.
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Veterans' Benefits

Payments you receive for education, training, or subsis-
tence under any law administered by the Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) are tax free.  Do not include these
payments as income on your federal tax return.
   If you qualify for one or more of the education benefits
discussed in chapters 2  through 12, you may have to
reduce the amount of education expenses qualifying for a
specific benefit by part or all of your VA payments. This
applies only to the part of your VA payments that is re-
quired to be used for education expenses.

Qualified Tuition  Reduction

If you are allowed to study tuition free or for a reduced rate
of tuition, you may not have to pay tax on this benefit. This
is called a "tuition reduction." You do not have to include a
qualified tuition reduction in your income.
  A tuition reduction is qualified only if you receive it from,
and use it at, an eligible educational  institution. You do not
have to use the tuition reduction at the eligible educational
institution from which you received it. In other words, if you
work for an eligible educational institution and the institu-
tion arranges for you to take courses at another eligible
educational institution without paying any tuition, you may
not have to  include the value of the free courses  in your
income.
  The rules for determining if a tuition reduction is quali-
fied, and therefore tax free, are different if the education
provided  is below the graduate level or is graduate educa-
tion.
  You must include in your income any tuition reduction
you receive that is payment for your services.
Eligible educational institution. An eligible educational
institution is one that maintains a regular faculty and curric-
ulum  and normally has a regularly  enrolled body of stu-
dents in  attendance at the place where it carries on  its
educational activities.

Officers, owners, and highly compensated employees.
Qualified tuition reductions apply to officers,  owners, or
highly compensated employees only if benefits are avail-
able to  employees on a  nondiscriminatory basis. This
means that the tuition reduction benefits must be available
on substantially the same basis to each member of a group
of employees. The group must be defined under a reason-
able classification set up by the employer. The classifica-
tion must not discriminate in favor of owners, officers, or
highly compensated employees.
                                  Education Below the Graduate Level

                                  If you receive a tuition reduction for education below the
                                  graduate level  (including primary, secondary, or  high
                                  school), it is a qualified tuition reduction, and therefore tax
                                  free, only if your relationship to the educational institution
                                  providing the benefit is described below.

                                   1.  You are an employee of the eligible educational insti-
                                      tution.
                                   2.  You were an employee of the eligible educational
                                      institution, but you retired or left on disability.

                                   3.  You are a widow or widower of an individual who
                                      died while an employee of the eligible educational
                                      institution or who retired or left on disability.
                                   4.  You are the dependent child or spouse of an individ-
                                      ual described in (1) through (3), above.

                                  Child of deceased parents. For purposes of the qualified
                                  tuition reduction, a child is a dependent child if the child is
                                  under age 25 and both parents have died.
                                  Child of divorced parents. For purposes of the qualified
                                  tuition reduction, a dependent child of divorced parents is
                                  treated as the dependent of both parents.
                                  Graduate Education

                                  A tuition reduction you receive for graduate education is
                                  qualified, and therefore tax free,  if both of the following
                                  requirements are met.
                                    • It is provided by an eligible educational institution.

                                    • You are a graduate student who performs teaching
                                      or research activities for the educational institution.

                                  You must include in income any other tuition reductions for
                                  graduate education that you receive.

                                  How To Report

                                  Any tuition reduction that is taxable should  be included as
                                  wages in box 1 of your Form W-2. Report the amount from
                                  Form W-2, box 1, on line  7 (Form 1040 or Form 1040A) or
                                  linel  (Form 1040EZ).
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