Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center at UMass Amherst

Funding Opportunities

Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program - 104(g) FY16

The USGS has released the Fiscal year 2016 104G RFP.

Proposals are sought to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply, including:

  • evaluation of innovative approaches to water treatment, infrastructure design, retrofitting, maintenance, management, and replacement;
  • exploration and advancement of our understanding of changes in the quantity and quality of water resources in response to a changing climate, population shifts, and land use changes;
  • development of methods for better estimation of water supply, both surface and groundwater, including estimation of the physical supply and of the economic supply of water;
  • development and evaluation of processes and governance mechanisms for integrated surface/ground water management;
  • and the evaluation and assessment of conservation practices.

Any investigator at a Massachusetts accredited institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply for a grant through the Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center.

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.

It is our current understanding that there is again this year is a commitment from the USGS to pay modest levels of salary/travel/OE for USGS scientists to participate in the in research of selected proposals.

Proposals must be filed on the Internet at by 5:00 PM, Eastern Time, Thursday, February 25, 2016.