Funding Opportunities

USGS 104g FY2023 Request for Proposals

The USGS announced funding opportunities for the Water Resources Research Act, FY23 104g competitive award RFPs on 2/23/23 its requests on the topics of Aquatic Invasive Species in the Mississippi River Basin, PFAS, and the General 104g program which is limited this year to two research priorities (National-scale evaluation of water budget, and Socioeconomics).

To see the RFP documents, click on the links below, the RFPs are found under the Related Documents tabs (Foa_Content_of_...)

National Competitve Grants (General)  

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Grants

Per-and-Polyfluoroalky Substances (PFAS) Grants

Please note that proposals must come from the WRRC, therefore you must submit your proposal to wrrc[at]umass[dot]edu at the latest on April 13, 2023.
As in previous years, collaboration with USGS staff is strongly encouraged.  Please carefully read the COLLABORATION BY FEDERAL EMPLOYEES section and Attachment 3 (104-g General ONLY).  Note that a letter of support is required for ALL federal collaborations, regardless of whether or not it is funded.  However, as in previous years, ONLY the 104g-General proposals enable a funded USGS collaboration.   

G23AS00483 for AIS: 
G23AS00484 for PFAS:
G23AS00485 for 104g General:

USGS Water Resources Research Institute Program - 104b -FY2024 Request for Pre-Proposals

Pre-Proposals due 2/20/2024

The Full Proposals deadline is anticipated to be March 30, 2024

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 2024. 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.

The application deadline for pre-proposals is February 20, 2024.
The full proposal deadline is anticipated to be March 30, 2024.

You can refer to the previous year's RFP documents to familiarize yourself with the requirements and guidelines.

USGS Request for proposals  MAWRRC FY23 RFP

Kindly be aware that there can be updates or changes in the upcoming RFP, so it's important to remain informed about the official announcement.

We encourage proposals:

  • From PIs who are from historically underrepresented or underserved groups in STEM and from institutions that serve majority minority populations.
  • That increases 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, 2024.

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 29, 2024. If you receive an invitation to submit a full proposal, you must commit to confirm within 2 days of the invitation message that you will submit a full proposal.

Final MA WRRC awards are contingent upon Congressional approval of FY 2024 funding for the National Water Institute Program

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