Monday, May 6, 2013

NIWR and USACE Call for Proposals

The National Institute for Water Resources and the US Army Corps of Engineers have announced that this year's Water Resources Competitive Grants Program is now accepting proposals. These grants support applied research for up to the two projects, up to $200,000 per project. The RFP closes August 15, 2013.

This year, funding priorities include: identifying opportunities to improve federal and state agency interaction in water resources, assessment of alternative government involvement in water resources, risk assessment for critical infrastructure, methods to harmonize decision making processes, need for federal involvement in risk-reduction methods for coastal storms, alternative criteria for assessing infrastructure assets, how to yield self-sustaining water resources improvements in depressed communities, and methods for improving public safety issues in storms. This is a paraphrased list, so, for full details, please visit the NIWR website.

Illinois researchers who are interested in submitting proposals to this RFP should contact Illinois Water Resources Center. If you aren't in Illinois, you will need to contact your state's water center to submit a proposal. A complete list of water centers can be found here.    

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