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2015 USGS Water Resources Research Institute Program Grants Request for Proposals

The Hawaii Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) is soliciting research proposals that address water resources priority issues in Hawaii and American Samoa. WRRC anticipates that research funds of $92,335 each for Hawaii and American Samoa will be available in 2015 through Section 104(b) of the Water Institutes Research Program, of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to fund a number of projects. Faculty members at all of Hawaii’s institutes of higher education are eligible and encouraged to apply for these research funds. The start date for projects is March 1, 2015 for a one-year period ending February 29, 2016. Please carefully review the RFP announcements and application instructions for further information about research topic priorities and the application process.

The proposals funded will be selected through a two-step process. The first requires the submission of a pre-proposal, and selected applicants will be asked to submit full proposals. In the second step, these proposals will be subjected to peer review to finalize the proposals to be funded under the WRRIP grants. The pre-proposal should briefly describe in two pages the objective, rationale, proposed methodology, and the expected benefits of the proposed research. A preliminary budget estimate of the research work also needs to be submitted along with the amount and sources of matching funds (matching funds are only needed for the Hawaii proposals). It is expected that the invitation to submit a full proposal will be made by December 1, 2014 and the full proposals will need to be loaded online by the principal investigators by December 19, 2014.

Application instructions from the USGS can be viewed at HERE.

Click here to download the detailed RFP for Hawaii

Click here to download the detailed RFP for American Samoa