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Research Grants

Acknowledgement of EPA Research Funding

In order to support awareness of EPA-funded research awards and findings, the following actions should be followed by recipients:

  • Use acknowledgement and disclaimer statements when appropriate. EPA encourages the independent publication of EPA-funded research results in appropriate scientific journals. Acknowledge of EPA's full or partial funding support must be included in journal articles, oral or poster presentations, news releases, interviews with reporters and other communications.  Both acknowledgement and disclaimer statements should be used when appropriate.

    Acknowledgment statement:
    This research has been supported by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program.

    Disclaimer statement:
    This publication [article] was developed under Assistance Agreement No.________ awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to [name of recipient]. It has not been formally reviewed by EPA. The views expressed in this document are solely those of [name of recipient or names of authors] and do not necessarily reflect those of the Agency. EPA does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned in this publication.

  • Publications. Advise your EPA project officer and the Research Grants Communication Director ( in advance when announcing or publishing research findings. The project officer's name, email address and phone number are on your Notice of Grant Award.

  • EPA Logo use. To use the EPA logo or seal for purposes acceptable to the Agency, permission must be granted by EPA's Office of Public Affairs. To request permission, contact OPA's Belinda Blackman at 202-564-7848 or

    Conditions of permission:
    • ​Neither the logo nor seal may be altered in its proportions.
    • No element may be removed or added to the seal or logo.
    • Neither the seal nor the logo may be merged into another illustration or modified in any other way.
    • The applicant may not suggest that use of the logo or seal implies endorsement of any organization, idea, product or service.
    • OPA may require that the logo and/or seal be accompanied by an appropriate disclaimer.
       Learn more about using the EPA seal and logo.
  • Media Inquiries. If a reporter is looking for other scientists to comment on your research or EPA grant award, contact the Research Grants Communication office at for support.