Funding Opportunities

USGS Water Resources Research Institute Program - 104b -FY2023 Request for Pre-Proposals

Pre-Proposals due 1/22/2023

The Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center (MA WRRC) invites pre-proposals for the U.S. Geological Survey's Water Resources Annual Institute Program (WRIP) for Fiscal Year 2023. 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. Refer to  for more details on research priorities and topics.

Proposals accepted for $5,000, $15,000 or $50,000 one-year projects

Application deadline for pre-proposals is January 22, 2023.
Full proposals deadline is anticipated to be March 15, 2023.

We encourage proposals

  • From PIs who are from historically underrepresented or underserved groups in STEM, and from institutions that serve majority minority populations
  • That increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, which intersect with water research and resources.>

Please fill out this form to submit your pre-proposal.

Awards are subject to the federal 1:1 matching requirement. The anticipated start date for funded projects is September 1, 2023.

Note that we do not need your institution’s grants and contracts office’s approval at this stage. It will be required for full proposals.

Pre-proposals will be reviewed by the WRRC and invitations for full proposals will be sent by February 1, 2023. If you receive an invitation to submit a full proposal, you must commit to confirm within 2 days of invitation message that you will submit a full proposal.

Final MA WRRC awards are contingent upon Congressional approval of FY 2023 funding for the National Water Institute Program

Please email wrrc[at]umass[dot]edu or call (413)545-3969 for specific questions.