FY2020 USGS 104G Water Resources National Competitive Grant announced

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) announces the release of the Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the FY 2020 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, and promoting the exploration of new ideas that address or expand our understanding of water problems. Proposals must address one of the four high priority research areas listed in the RFP. 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.

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. Proposals in PDF format must be emailed to the TWRI Director Dr. John Tracy at John.Tracy@ag.tamu.edu and Grant Administrator Danielle Kalisek at Danielle.Kalisek@ag.tamu.edu by 5 p.m., March 9, 2020 to allow adequate time for TWRI to submit the proposals by the March 19 deadline for institutes. Only proposals submitted to TWRI by March 9 will be transmitted to the National Grants Competition Proposal Peer Review Panel.

Additional information about research priorities, proposal content, format and review process are available in the RFP.


Danielle Kalisek is the Assistant Director for Institute Operations for the Texas Water Resources Institute. In this role, she manages institute business, particularly the pre-award through account setup processes and state and designated accounts, she also coordinates communications and websites services and needs for the institute.

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