Reminder: National Competitive Grant proposals due to TWRI Feb. 25

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) has announced 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. Proposals must be filed online by 4 p.m. Feb. 25. The proposals must then be approved for submission to the National Competitive Grants Program by TWRI by 4 p.m. March 17. 

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

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.

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 or 979.845.2781.

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