Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center at UMass Amherst


Emerging Technologies Program Request for Proposals

The Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems is looking for proposals that address one or more key gaps in the group of technologies available to small drinking water systems.

Proposals funded under this program may involve bench-scale, pilot-scale, or full/demonstration-scale treatment testing, sensing and monitoring technologies, or other studies that have potential to be transformational in overcoming barriers to the adoption of innovative technologies.

There will be up to 4 awards at $50,000 each. Deadline: 01/05/2017.

More details can be found on the WINSS website.

Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program - FY17 RFP

USGS in cooperation with NIWR requests proposals to support research on 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 an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply for a grant through a Water Resources Research Center.

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.

Preproposals must be submitted to your State Water Center by 5:00 PM, Eastern Time, February 15, 2017.  See Full RFP.

Funds have not yet been appropriated for this program for FY 2017. The Government's obligation under this program is contingent upon the availability of funds.