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EPA Issues Student Design Competition for Sustainability

Do you know undergraduate or graduate students with an interest in sustainability?  EPA’s P3 (People, Prosperity and the Planet) program is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability.

The Competition is open to teams of undergraduate and/or graduate students from all degree-granting public and private institutions of higher education located in the U.S. An estimated 45 grant awards for Phase I and 10 awards for Phase II will be awarded for a total of $1,575,000. Up to $15,000 will be awarded per Phase I grants and proposals must be for only one year.  Upon the successful completion of Phase I, grant recipients will have the opportunity to apply for a P3 Phase II grant of up to $90,000 for two years.  Applications must be submitted by December 11, 2012, (11:59:59pm Eastern Time).

For more information about the P3 Awards, please visit http://go.usa.gov/YTZV