Request for Concept Papers

Funding Agency:
Water Quality Research Foundation

 The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) is issuing this request for concept papers (RFCP) under its research grant program.  The grant program allows researchers flexibility for submission of unique study proposals which are topical to WQRF’s mission.  The concept with the best likelihood to advance knowledge and the science of high quality, sustainable drinking water will be invited to submit a full proposal for further consideration.

Deadline: March 29, 2024

Agency Website

Areas of Interest

The proposed research concept must fit into at least one of the following categories:

  • Emerging Contaminants in Private or Community Water Supplies (excluding PFAS)
  • POU/POE for Compliance to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
  • State-Specific Drinking Water Initiatives (e.g., California’s SAFER program)
  • Lead Abatement in Schools

Amount Description

Budget: Up to $100,000 of WQRF funding.  The applicant may contribute additional resources (cost share, applicant in-kind, or thirdparty in-kind) to the project award.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

March 29, 2024