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WVWRI releases RFP for FY2020 USGS 104g funding

RFP Background
The West Virginia Water Research Institute (WVWRI) is requesting proposals for research. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior, will sponsor the research. Faculty from all West Virginia colleges and universities are encouraged to submit proposals. Funding selected proposals is dependent upon the availability of funds. Proposals may be for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration and may request up to $250,000 in federal funds. Successful applicants must match each dollar of the federal grant with one dollar from non-federal sources. 

Interested applicants should submit a pdf package to include items in section XI of the RFP. 
Note: any reference to submission to IPETT or is handled through WVWRI. 
Area of Emphasis/Research Priorities for the State of West Virginia

  • Expand and enhance the use of hydrologic monitoring data monitoring to support advanced modeling tools to provide state-of-the-art flood and drought forecasts, drive emergency and water management decision support systems.
  • Research to help society deal with water scarcity or water availability challenges such as drought, snow pack, and/or changes in runoff regimes. 
  • Development and evaluation of processes and governance mechanisms that advance the science of ecological flows.
  • Exploration and advancement of our understanding of harmful algae blooms (HABs). Proposals are sought that focus on innovations in monitoring the occurrence of HABs and algal toxins, research on factors that result in algal toxin production, and improvements in near-real time modeling and forecasting of toxin-producing blooms. 
Proposal Due Dates

Intent to submit notice due to: by 5:00PM, Eastern Time, February 27th, 2020.  Please include USGS104g in the subject line.

Proposal due to: by 5:00PM, Eastern Time, March 3rd, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements

Applications will be accepted only from Institutes or Centers established pursuant to the provisions of Section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended. The applicant may consider project proposals only from faculty members or affiliates at institutions of higher education in its State. Therefore, eligible applicants are faculty members or affiliates at institutions of higher education in the State of West Virginia.

Download RPF Here