Conservation Matters December 2015

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Institute announces USGS 104G Water Resources National Competitive Grant

Institute announces USGS 104G Water Resources National Competitive Grant

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWR) announces the Request for Proposals for the FY 2016 National Competitive Grant Program by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources.

Proposals are requested on the topics of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply and availability. Further information on these priority research issues is in the RFP.

Any investigator at an institution of higher learning is eligible to apply for a grant through the Water Research Institute (WRI) established under the provisions of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984. TWRI is Texas' representative WRI.

Proposals may be for projects of one to three years and may request up to $250,000 in federal funds. Proposals require a 1:1 match, thus successful applicants must match each dollar of the federal grant with one dollar from non-federal sources. Federal funds may not be used to pay for indirect costs, but matching funds can be used for indirect costs.

Proposals must be filed online by 4 p.m. Central Time, Feb. 25, 2016. The proposals must then be approved for submission to the National Competitive Grants Program by the Texas Water Resources Institute by no later than 4 p.m., March 17. 

Additional information about proposal content, format, review process and registration with the NIWR system is available in the RFP or on TWRI’s website.

Questions regarding this grant program can be directed to Danielle Kalisek at the Texas Water Resources Institute at dmkalisek@tamu.edu or 979.845.2781.

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