USGS-WRRI 104(b) Grants

For North Carolina Faculty and Graduate Students

WRRI issues it’s annual RFP for faculty pre-proposals and student full proposals for the FY 2017-2018 Competitive Grants Program. This RFP is sponsored by WRRI and the USGS 104(b) program.

Faculty pre-proposals may be submitted for either 1- or 2-year projects. The maximum award for a 2-year project is $120,000, with a $60,000 annual limit. The maximum award for a 1-year project is $60,000.

Full proposals for student research may be submitted for 1-year projects only. The maximum award for a 1-year student project is $10,000.

The starting date for projects accepted for partial/full USGS funding is March 1, 2018. Projects fully funded by non-federal funds can start as late as June 30, 2018.

Please download the RFP above for details. Informational webinars will be held on May 1st and May 4th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. To learn more about WRRI, this RFP and to ask questions, sign up to join one of these webinars.

For additional questions, please contact John Fear (919-515-9104) or Nicole Wilkinson (919-513-1216).

Graduate Student RFP

RFP Issue Date: February 17, 2017
Proposal Due Date: 12:00 p.m., May 1, 2017

NC WRRI and NC Sea Grant announce a joint competitive funding opportunity for full time graduate students at NC’s colleges and universities. Highlights of this funding opportunity include an emphasis on diversity within applicants and in the areas where research is to be targeted.

Recognizing that some students and faculty have historically been underserved and under-targeted with research opportunities, and that some students and faculty are underrepresented in the sciences, we strongly encourage submissions by and/or collaborative partnerships with one or more of the following:

  • African American, Hispanic and Native American students and African American, Hispanic and Native American sponsoring faculty
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)

Furthermore, recognizing that some communities and geographical areas are underserved and often stand to gain significantly from meaningful applied research, we strongly encourage research projects that engage underserved communities, rural communities, communities of color, or low- or fixed-income communities.

Proposals may address research questions and methods in the fields of social science, education, communications, natural science, engineering, economics or policy, or a combination of these disciplines. We encourage proposals that include meaningful public engagement, public participation, or collaboration with members of the communities where research is to take place.

Please download the full RFP below for details.

For questions, please contact John Fear (919-515-9104) or Nicole Wilkinson (919-513-1216)

USGS 104(G) Grants

Submissions Closed

The National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) and U.S. Geological Survey award grants annually under the USGS Section 104(G) Competitive Grants Program. The 104g process is changed to a pre-proposal process (see RFP link below), where the PI’s will submit their pre-proposals to the Institute by February 15, 2017. More information can be found here.

IWR RFP

Information concerning the RFP for the competitive NIWR (Section 104, WRRA) grant funded by the Institute for Water Resources & USACE can be found here.  Please note, the RFP Priorities (pages 5 & 6) have been modified and expanded.

The deadline for proposal submissions is September 1, 2016.

UWC & SWG

Researchers interested in receiving funding from the Urban Water Consortium and/or Stormwater Group are encouraged to review their research priorities. Researchers can submit proposals to the WRRI annual call for proposals and those of relevance will be directed to the UWC or SWG for consideration. Researchers wishing to present a research idea to these groups either informally, or formally but outside of the annual call for proposals, may contact Nicole Wilkinson or John Fear of WRRI, or one of the groups’ voting representatives.

Mini-Grants

WRRI occasionally offers mini-grant opportunities, often in partnership with NC Sea Grant. There is not currently a call for proposals for mini-grants.