The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) announces the release of the three Request for Proposals through the Water Resources Research Act Program Competitive Grants Program by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources.
The three programs for FY2021 are:
- National Competitive Grants Program (also known as 104g), focusing 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;
- Aquatic Invasive Species Competitive Grants Program, focusing on better understanding the interactions of numerous aquatic invasive species on water quality and quantity; and
- Per-And Polyflouroalkyl (PFAS) Substances Competitive Grants Program, focusing on better understanding PFAS interactions and impacts on water resources and guiding management decisions that will improve water resources at the regional scale or national scale.
Proposals must address the research priorities for each program as listed in their respective RFPs. 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.
For each 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.
Per the guidelines, all applications to any of these programs must be submitted through the Texas Water Resources Institute. Proposals in PDF format must be emailed to the TWRI Assistant Director Lucas Gregory, Ph.D., at email@example.com and Grant Administrator Danielle Kalisek at Danielle.Kalisek@ag.tamu.edu by 5 p.m., June 16, 2021 to allow adequate time for TWRI to upload them into grants.gov and submit by the June 24 deadline. Only proposals submitted to TWRI by June 16 will be transmitted to the National Grants Competition Proposal Peer Review Panel.
If you are planning to submit to one of these programs, we request that you please let Gregory and Kalisek know in advance which program(s) you plan to send us an application so we can better gauge how many we will need to facilitate submitting.
Questions regarding these grant programs can be directed to Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request for Proposals:
Proposals in PDF format must be emailed to the TWRI Assistant Director Lucas Gregory, Ph.D., at email@example.com and Grant Administrator Danielle Kalisek at Danielle.Kalisek@ag.tamu.edu by 5 p.m., June 16, 2021