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Grant to a USA IHE, Nonprofit, Hospital, Agency, or Tribe for Nanotechnology Research for Environmental Pollutants

Developing and Demonstrating Nanosensor Technology to Detect, Monitor, and Degrade Pollutants

GrantWatch ID# 206214
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Office of Science Advisor, Policy and Engagement - Office of Research and Development (ORD) - Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program
CFDA Number: 66.509
Funding or PIN Number: EPA-G2023-STAR-A1

Geographic Focus
USA: AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew York CityNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashington, DCWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

Important Dates
Conference Date: 11/01/22
Deadline: 12/07/22 11:59 PM ET

Grant Description
Grant to a USA or territories IHE, nonprofit organization, hospital, agency, or tribe for a research project to develop nanotechnology that will assist with monitoring environmental pollutants. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

This RFA is soliciting research to develop and demonstrate nanosensor technology with functionalized catalysts that have potential to degrade selected contaminants in addition to detecting and monitoring pollutants.

This RFA solicits applications that address both of the following research areas. Applications that only address one research area may not be rated as highly as those that address both.

  • Research Area 1: Develop and demonstrate nanosensor technology to detect and monitor pollutants. The proposed nanotechnology should detect and monitor pollutants that are linked to adverse health outcomes.
  • Research Area 2: Develop and demonstrate nanosensor technology with functionalized catalysts to degrade selected contaminants. The proposed nanotechnology should capture and/or degrade contaminants through chemical reactions that render the pollutants harmless. Applications should demonstrate enhanced performance of the nanotechnology-enabled catalysis through improved efficiency (speed and completeness of the reaction) and sustainability (input and by-products of the reaction).

Specific research areas and expected outputs and outcomes:


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations, public and private institutions of higher education (IHEs), and hospitals located in the U.S. and its territories or possessions; state and local governments; Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments; and U.S. territories or possessions are eligible to apply.

Profit-making firms and individuals are not eligible to apply.

Foreign governments, international organizations, and non-governmental international organizations/institutions are not eligible to apply.

Further eligibility requirements:

Pre-Proposal Conference
An informational webinar on the new research funding opportunity, Developing and Demonstrating Nanosensor Technology to Detect, Monitor and Degrade Pollutants will be held.

Webinar attendees will hear an overview of this research grant funding opportunity and have a chance to ask questions. A copy of the webinar slides will be posted on the funding opportunity's webpage.

Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET


Pre-Application Information
Solicitation Opening Date: October 19, 2022
Solicitation Closing Date: December 7, 2022: 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time

Organizations applying to this funding opportunity must have an active registration. Once your account is active, you must register in Please note that this process can take a month or more for new registrants. Applicants must ensure that all registration requirements are met in order to apply for this opportunity through and should ensure that all such requirements have been met well in advance of the application submission deadline.

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Term of Contract
The total project period requested in an application submitted for this RFA may not exceed three years.

Contact Information
Technical Contact: Hayley Aja; phone: 202-564-6427; email:

Eligibility Contact: Ron Josephson; phone: 202-564-7823; email:

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