Indiana Water Resources Research 104B Grant Program

Funding Cycle: March 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 5PM Eastern Project
Title and List of Reviewers due: Monday, November 4, 2019 by 5PM Eastern.

The Indiana Water Resources Research Center (IWWRC) invites faculty and affiliates from Indiana’s colleges and universities to submit water related proposals for possible funding. The Indiana grant program is supported via an annual grant from the U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, as part of the federal Water Resources Research Act of 1984 (Program 104B). This program provides a base of support for Indiana’s water resource research needs. Note: we have not received official notification for the levels of federal support in the 2020 program. As a result, the loss of the entire program, reductions in funding levels, and funding delays are possible.

The IWRRC program supports research in all areas of water research including: biology, microbiology, ecology, hydrology, civil engineering, irrigation, geology, wildlife management, social sciences, improvements in water use efficiency, and aquatic chemistry.

For FY2020, the IWRRC is entertaining two categories of proposals:

  • Research proposals not to exceed $15,000; and
  • Conference presentation proposals - this program is designed to allow graduate students working towards a PhD and post-doctoral researchers to attend a national conference to present results from their water-related research. Funding of up to $2,000 for one year is available. A letter of support from a major professor is required, and the major professor will need to provide the required 2:1 (non-federal to federal) match. Post-doctoral researchers are eligible as the PI for these proposals. Eligible graduate students will graduate in 2020 or 2021 and can be listed as a Co-PI (major professor must be PI). These proposals will be competitively reviewed in an internal review process using the criteria specified below. The IWRRC anticipates funding for up to three conference presentation grants in 2020. Anticipate a start date no earlier than April 15, 2020.

More information, please see the RFP