Hazardous Waste Research Fund

Note: We are not accepting unsolicited grant proposals at this time.

ISTC oversees the Illinois Hazardous Waste Research Fund (HWRF), a special fund established by the Illinois legislature in 1985. HWRF has supported over 250 research projects since its beginning. The fund supports projects aimed at investigating:

  • waste management (e.g., the prevention, recycling, and toxicity reduction of hazardous waste),
  • pollution prevention,
  • water quality and conservation,
  • protection of groundwater, and
  • other environmental and public health issues that are important to Illinois.

Currently, the fund only supports projects within ISTC and other units within the Prairie Research Institute. In the past, the fund also supported research from businesses, non-profit organizations, and other academic institutions.

Two final report series published by ISTC record the outcomes of projects:

HWRF also supports ISTC outreach and educational activities related to the these areas. Examples include:

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