Student Scholarships for Water Resources Research

USGS Graduate Research Program

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Graduate Research Program is open to graduate students at all universities in Texas. 

Key requirements are listed below. Further details and requirements can be found in the full pre-proposal application form. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. CDT, October 31, 2017

  • Grants are for a one-year duration from March 1 to February 28.
  • Students may request a maximum of $5,000.
  • Grants require a 2:1 match of non-federal:federal funds (if requestin $5,000, then $10,000 of match is required).
  • Indirect costs may not be charged on the federal portion of the requested funds.
  • Pre-proposal application form is three-pages maximum, including the project information, budget and budget justification (9 items).
  • Students do not have to be a U.S. citizen or have permanent visa status.
  • Students who previously received a USGS Graduate Research Program grant from TWRI are not eligible.
  • Students who are selected for this opportunity will be contacted for additional information and materials, as needed.

The USGS funds a graduate research program with resources directed to the Institute through the National Institutes for Water Research. Since 2001, we have awarded more than $667,000 in USGS grants to support 124 students in water resources-related fields.

This program is supported by funding received from the USGS through the Water Resources Research Act (WRRA) of 1984. The WRRA established water resources institutes in each of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam and provides funds for research on solving water issues. TWRI is one of the 54 institutes in the National Institute for Water Resources, which serves as the contact between individual institutes and the federal funding sponsor, USGS.

This program is supported by funding received from the USGS through the Water Resources Research Act (WRRA) of 1984. The WRRA established water resources institutes in each of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam and provides funds for research on solving water issues. TWRI is one of the 54 institutes in the National Institute for Water Resources, which serves as the contact between individual institutes and the federal funding sponsor, USGS.

2018-19 RFP

Contact Danielle Kalisek with any questions about this program.

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