TWRI announces USGS 104G Water Resources National Competitive Grant

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) announces the release of the draft Request for Pre-proposals (RFP) for the FY 2019 National Competitive Grant Program by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources. Pre-proposals are requested on the topics of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply and availability. Any investigator at an institution of higher learning is eligible to apply. Projects will only be awarded if funds are appropriated to the USGS to support the program.

Pre-proposals may be for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration and may request up to $250,000 in federal funds and require a 1:1 match. Pre-proposals in PDF format must be emailed to the TWRI Director Dr. John Tracy at by 4 p.m., Feb. 15. Only pre-proposals filed by that time will be transmitted to the National Grants Competition Pre-Proposal Peer Review Panel. After pre-proposals from all states are reviewed, 30 pre-proposals will be invited to submit a full proposal to the National Grants Competition.

Additional information about research priorities, proposal content, format and review process are available in the RFP on the TWRI website. Questions regarding this grant program can be directed to Dr. Tracy at or 979.842.7221.

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