Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 3/7/2023

Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) -- USGS 104(g) Grants

North Carolina’s Water Resources Research Institute is accepting proposals for three separate 104(g) opportunities sponsored by the U.S. Geological Survey. Interested researchers must submit proposals to NC WRRI by 5pm ET on April 13th, 2023 to be considered. Proposals will then be submitted by NC WRRI on behalf of the researcher.

The National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) and U.S. Geological Survey award grants annually under the USGS Section 104(g) Competitive Grants Program.

Please be aware that USGS is not asking for pre-proposals this year and only requesting full proposals for high priority research areas as written in the RFPs below. We will not consider proposals that are submitted for hydrologic research that do not address these areas.

We ask that all interested researchers provide informal notice of their intent to submit proposals by emailing John Fear at jmfear@ncsu.edu.

Areas of Interest

The three 104(g) opportunities this cycle are focused on the following topics:

  • General 104(g)Water problems and issues of a regional or interstate nature beyond those of concern only to a single state – “Successful research topics have included research on improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply, developing innovative approaches to water treatment, evaluation of the dynamics of extreme hydrological events and associated costs; development of methods for better estimation of the physical and economic supply of water; developing approaches for integrated management of ground and surface waters; and the evaluation and assessment of conservation practices.” (G23AS00485)
  • Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) researchUnderstanding the impact of PFAS on water resources. “Successful research topics have included research on the fate, persistence, transport, and impacts of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances on changes to water quality and/or ecosystem dynamics, in water resources, including surface water and groundwater.” (G23AS00484)
  • Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) researchUnderstanding the impact of aquatic invasive species on water quality and quantity in the Upper Mississippi Basin. “Successful research topics have included research on improving our understanding of the impacts of aquatic invasive species on lakes and rivers in the Upper Mississippi River basin, including changes to water quantity, quality and ecosystem dynamics and the social and/or economic assessment of the spread, detection, impacts, solutions, and management of aquatic invasive species in the Upper Mississippi River basin.” (G23AS00483)
Eligibility Requirements

Any investigator at an institution of higher learning is eligible to apply for these grants.

University researchers must include their institution’s letter of intent as all proposals must be fully approved by your campus’ office of sponsored research or equivalent office.

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