The USGS, in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources, is requesting proposals for the FY 2018 Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program (104g). Grants will support research on improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply. Any investigator at an accredited institution of higher learning in the U.S. is eligible. Proposals may be for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration and may request up to $250,000 in federal funds. Successful applicants must match each dollar of the federal grant with one dollar from non-federal sources.
Proposal submittal is a two-stage process. First, preproposals must be submitted by the principal investigators to a water research institute or center established under the provisions of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984. In Arizona, that entity is the UA’s Water Resources Research Center (WRRC). Consult the RFP for preproposal instructions.
The WRRC must receive the preproposal by 12:00 noon MST, Wednesday, February 14. The WRRC will forward the preproposals to the USGS National Program Office for the peer panel evaluation. Preproposals should be emailed to Susanna Eden.
Note that funds have not yet been appropriated for FY 2018. The government’s obligation under this program is contingent upon the availability of funds.