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Research Grants

Viral Pathogen and Surrogate Approaches for Assessing Treatment Performance in Water Reuse

COVID-19 Update: EPA is providing flexibilities to applicants experiencing challenges related to COVID-19. Please see the Flexibilities Available to Organizations Impacted by COVID-19 clause in Section IV of EPA’s Solicitation Clauses.


*Notice: The closing date of this opportunity has been extended to January 13, 2021

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Science Advisor, Policy and Engagement
Office of Research and Development
Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program


This is the initial announcement of this funding opportunity.

Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-G2021-STAR-A1

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 66.509

Solicitation Opening Date: October 29, 2020
Solicitation Closing Date: January 13, 2021: 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing to conduct research on existing and novel surrogates for the detection and monitoring of the presence of human enteric viral pathogens and surrogates in water reuse applications, where wastewater is the source water. Additionally, proposals should aim to identify quantitative reductions of infectious viral pathogens and surrogates across unit treatment processes and full treatment trains to improve viral risk assessments; viral log reduction targets; and unit process credits for water reuse applications.

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