A Review of the Environmental Protection Agency's Science to Achieve Results Research Program (2017)Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports extramural research at academic and nonprofit institutions through a competitive, peer-reviewed grant program known as Science to Achieve Results, or STAR. The STAR program funds research to address critical gaps in knowledge in areas of science that are relevant to Environmental Protection Agency's mission. At the request of EPA, this report assesses the STAR program's scientific merit, public benefits, and overall contributions. The report concludes that STAR plays an important and distinct role in the nation's research portfolio.