Annual USGS 104B Base Grants

CreekAnnual base grants (104b) are awarded to each of the 54 state Institutes or Centers to help support applied and peer-reviewed research, education, and outreach activities on local or regional water resource issues.  Annual base grants are required to have a 2:1 match by the Institute for a given year.  Projects funded by the IWRRC focus on basic and applied research to solve water problems unique to Indiana.

The total budget for each state is $125,000, which includes administrative costs of running each Institute or Center.

2021 IWRRC Request for Proposals (.pdf) – closed for 2021

 

Annual 104G National Competitive Research Grants

Text provided from http://water.usgs.gov: The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources supports an annual call for proposals to focus on water problems and issues that are of a regional or interstate nature or relate to a specific program priority identified by the Secretary of the Interior and the Institutes.

The goals of the National Competitive Grants program are to promote collaboration between the USGS and university scientists in research on significant national and regional water resources issues; promote the dissemination and results of the research funded under this program; and to assist in the training of scientists in water resources.

Funding for this program is around 1 million dollars in federal funds per year that are required to be matched with non-federal dollars. Any investigator at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply for a grant through a Water Research Institute or Center established under the provisions of the Water Resources Research Act. 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.

For more information, please review the RFP below.

Full proposals must be submitted through IWRRC.

2021 Request for Proposal (.pdf) – Intent to Submit due by 5:00PM May 27, 2021; Proposal due to IWRRC by 10:00AM June 14, 2021

Budget justification
104g budget sheet
104g budget instructions

The IWRRC has developed Submission Guidelines to provide assistance with the proposal process.

 

104G Aquatic Invasive Species National Competitive Research Grants

Text provided from http://water.usgs.gov: The challenges and opportunities of understanding the connection of aquatic invasive species and water resources are poorly understood, despite the real and growing impact of numerous aquatic invasive species on water quality and quantity. Research is needed to better understand these interactions and guide management decisions that will improve water resources at the regional scale.

Proposals are sought on the following specific areas of inquiry (levels of priority are not assigned, and the order of listing does not indicate the level of priority):

  • Improve 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.
  • Identify lake and river characteristics that infer resistance and resilience to establishment and impacts of aquatic invasive species in the Upper Mississippi River basin. Research is needed to better understand these interactions and guide management decisions that will improve water resources at the regional scale.
  • Social and/or economic assessment of the spread, detection, impacts, solutions, and management of aquatic invasive species in the Upper Mississippi River basin.

For more information, please review the RFP below.

Full proposals must be submitted through IWRRC.

2021 Request for Proposal – Aquatic Invasive Species (.pdf) – Intent to Submit due by 5:00PM May 27, 2021; Proposal due to IWRRC by 10:00AM June 14, 2021

Budget justification
AIS budget sheet
AIS budget instructions

The IWRRC has developed Submission Guidelines to provide assistance with the proposal process.

 

104G PFAS National Competitive Research Grants

Text from the RFP: The challenges and opportunities of understanding the impact of per-and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances on water resources are poorly understood, despite the real and growing impact of this group of man-made substances on water quality. Research is needed to better understand these interactions and guide management decisions that will improve water resources at the regional scale or national scale. Proposals are sought on the following specific areas of inquiry (levels of priority are not assigned, and the order of listing does not indicate the level of priority):

  • 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.
  • Social and/or economic assessment of the spread, detection, impacts, solutions, and management of PFAS in surface and/or groundwater.

For more information, please review the RFP below.

Full proposals must be submitted through IWRRC.

2021 Request for Proposal – PFAS (.pdf) – Intent to Submit due by 5:00PM May 27, 2021; Proposal due to IWRRC by 10:00AM June 14, 2021

Budget justification
PFAS budget sheet
PFAS instructions

The IWRRC has developed Submission Guidelines to provide assistance with the proposal process.