The Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC) at The University Iowa supports and conducts environmental health research and education activities. CHEEC’s mission is to determine the levels of environmental contamination which can be specifically associated with human health effects. Further information on CHEEC goals, research and educational activities is available at http://cheec.uiowa.edu/about.
CHEEC Education Grants provide funding for educational programs that encompass the broad interdisciplinary nature of environmental health. The Grant Program seeks a wide audience of Iowans - including adult or school-age participants. Education programs with a public health or an environmental education focus that demonstrate a link to environmental health issues are encouraged. Awards are for partial support for public education projects in environmental health related to exposure prevention, assessment and awareness, and improvement of environmental health. Proposals for professional educational programs on environmental health issues promoting cooperation and collaboration between disciplines are encouraged.
CHEEC is a state of Iowa-funded research Center. All programs must be delivered to Iowans or have an Iowa component. Qualified personnel from non-profit organizations, government entities, professional associations and educational organizations are eligible to apply. Education grants are for one-time programs and are not intended to be renewable on an annual basis. CHEEC Education Grants are for partial support of educational activities. Projects must demonstrate a cost-sharing component equal to or greater than the amount of money being requested.
FY 2019 AWARDS
During the current grant cycle $5,000 is available for Education Grants. The maximum award is $2,500 (direct costs only). There is no submission deadline. Proposals are reviewed on a first come - first served basis.
Please submit a cover page and short proposal (maximum of 5 pages - single spaced, 12 point font) with the following section headings:
Title, name and affiliation, and contact information.
Proposal (5 Pages OR LESS)
- Describe the program, including program objectives, demonstrated need for the project and a brief discussion of the projects impact on public health/environmental health
- List the target audience, program dates, location, overview of facilities to be utilized, etc.
- Provide qualifications of key personnel
- Furnish a budget including a narrative of financial and in-kind support from all sources
- Discuss how the program will be evaluated
CHEEC funds may be used for all costs related to planning and conducting the program including support staff salaries, audiovisual equipment rental, facility rental, presenter travel, lodging and fees, printing, postage, telephone, supplies, etc. No faculty support is allowed.
Proposals will be evaluated based on demonstrated public/professional need, program objectives, relevance to CHEEC goals, other sources of support (co-sponsors), justification of budget items, and methods of evaluating impact on target audience.
Send an email attachment of the proposal and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Education Grant Program:
Educational programs funded to date include:
2019 Engaging Iowans about Private Well Testing: Bacteria State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
2018 Engaging Iowans about the Public Health Impact of Arsenic in Private Wells State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa
2017 Iowa's Water Quality: A Public Health Perspective Workshop Iowa Public Health Association
2016 Watershed: A Symposium on Dance, Science, Activism and the Future of Water in Iowa Department of Dance, University of Iowa
2015 Feeding the World: Challenges for Water Quality and Quantity Public Policy Center, University of Iowa
2013 Pollution, The Environment and your Health in Muscatine, Iowa: An Educational Toolkit and Outreach Strategy Clean Air Muscatine
2012 Pediatric Environmental Health Conference Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
2008 Writing Science at the Writing University The Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry, University of Iowa
2007 Efficacy Assessment of Distributing Radon Education Materials to Parents of Newborns in Iowa Environmental Health Sciences Research Center, University of Iowa
An Endangered River Runs Through Us: Three Iowa River Journeys Department of English, University of Iowa
2006 The Governor’s Iowa High School Water Summit and Scholarship Program, Iowa Department of Public Health
2005 Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Forum: Bridge Building – Research to Practice, Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, University of Iowa
Governor’s Conference on Environmental Education, Iowa Environmental Council
Statewide Educational Conference for Agribusiness Employers of Latinos, Immigrants and Migrant Farm Workers, Proteus, Inc.
2004 Impacts of CAFOs: Anticipating Hazards – Searching for Solutions, Environmental Health Sciences Research Center, University of Iowa
2003 Design, installation, operation and maintenance of non-polluting onsite septic systems, Taylor County (IA) Environmental Health Deaprtment
Ecological Lawn and Garden Fair, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, University of Northern Iowa
2002 Midwest Agriculture Safety & Health Forum, Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health, NIOSH Agricultural Safety & Health Centers
Expanding integrated pest management training for Iowa's public schools, Extension Entomology, Iowa State University
2000 Regional Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) Training, Mid Eastern Council on Chemical Abuse (MECCA)
Public Water Supply Workshop, University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
1999 Children's conference with C. Everett Koop, Johnson County Citizens for Tobacco Free Youth
1998 Conference on Watershed Partnerships: Protecting Our Water Resources, Extension Agronomy, Iowa State University
1997 Conference on Building Local Partnerships: Water Quality, Watersheds and You, Extension Agronomy, Iowa State University
Conference on Iowa’s Water Quality: Shaping Our Future Together, Iowa Environmental Council
The 8th International Workshop on Glucuronidation, Department of Pharmacology, University of Iowa
The Johnson County Water Festival, Johnson County Water Festival Organizing Committee