Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center at UMass Amherst

FY 2014 RFP deadline extended

FY 2014 RFP
The Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center (MA WRRC) invites research proposals for the U.S. Geological Survey's Water Resources Annual Institute Program for Fiscal Year 2014. Eligible projects include seed projects to develop new and innovative research; research projects that respond to water resources research needs of state or regional importance; and information transfer activities for water resources protection. One project of up to $30,000 and three or four $5,000 projects will be funded in FY 2014. Awards are subject to the federal 2:1 matching requirement. The anticipated start date for funded projects is March 1, 2014.

Application deadline is November 15, 2013. If you plan to submit a proposal, a courtesy message to WRRC would be appreciated so we can line up reviewers.

If you don't already have a login on the NIWR site, please go to https://niwr.net/index_html_internal, click on Register and fill out the form to obtain a login ID. Once you can log in, click on Log in to OPMS, then click on 104(B) System under the Enter NIWR Systems section. You will then be able to Add a New Proposal. Questions, email wrrc[at]cns.umass[dot]edu or call Françoise at 413-545-5531.

Do not be concerned that the deadline extension has not been included in the documents below:

Application announcement and guidelines (PDF)

Additional guidelines for UMass Amherst applicants (PDF)

Proposal Budget Example (MS Excel): this spreadsheet is a budget template for a project funding a graduate student.

Final MA WRRC awards are contingent upon Congressional approval of FY 2014 funding for the national water institute program.
If you plan to submit a proposal, a courtesy message to WRRC would be appreciated so we can line up reviewers (we welcome reviewers suggestions).