The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests research proposals for matching grants to:
- Expand and enhance the use of hydrologic monitoring data monitoring to support advanced modeling tools to provide state-of-the-art flood and drought forecasts, drive emergency- and water-management decision support systems.
- Help society deal with water scarcity or water availability challenges such as drought, snow pack, and/or changes in runoff regimes.
- Develop and evaluate processes and governance mechanisms that advance the science of ecological flows.
- Explore and advance of our understanding of harmful algae blooms (HABs). Proposals are sought that focus on innovations in monitoring the occurrence of HABs and algal toxins, research on factors that result in algal toxin production, and improvements in near-real time modeling and forecasting of toxin-producing blooms.
Any investigator at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply for a grant through a Water Research Institute or Center established under the provisions of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (https://water.usgs.gov/wrri/index.php). Proposals involving substantial collaboration between the USGS and university scientists are encouraged. Proposals may be for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration and may request up to $250,000 in federal funds. Successful applicants must match each dollar of the federal grant with one dollar from non-federal sources. Funds have not yet been appropriated for this program for FY 2020. The Government’s obligation under this program is contingent upon the availability of funds.
Please contact Melissa Boyce at the Wisconsin Water Resources Institute as soon as possible for submission instructions.
Deadline for Wisconsin PIs:
The due date for PIs to submit applications to the Wisconsin Water Resources Institute is 4 p.m. CST on March 5, 2020.
Deadline for Water Resources Institutes:
Applications including the full proposal must be submitted to grants.gov by the State Water Resources Research Institute or Center prior to the 5:00 PM Eastern Time, March 19, 2020 closing date.