• After months of delay, Dr. Paul Anastas was confirmed by the Senate to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research Development. Anastas is a chemist who was most recently the director of the Yale University Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. His confirmation had been blocked by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) over unrelated matters.
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking proposals for extramural research, education and outreach, and/or conference sponsorships. Proposals can address ocean conservation, climate change, weather and water information, and/or marine transportation and will be accepted through 30 September 2010. For more information, please visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/E9-31300.htm.
  • Comments are being sought on the public’s ability to submit applications in a timely manner on Grants.gov, the federal grant application website. Comments are being accepted through 31 January 2010. For more information, please visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-24.htm.


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