Funding Opportunities

2017 Funding Award: "Phosphorus Removal from Nutrient Enriched Agricultural Runoff Water"
Co-PI John Majsztrik working with student Damon Abdi to install automatic water samplers

FUNDING PROGRAMS


CLEMSON PSA WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY CALL FOR RESEARCH AND EXTENSION PROPOSALS 2018-2019
FY 2018-2019 Deadline: December 12, 2018
FY 2019-2020 Deadline: May 13, 2019

VIEW THESE PRESENTATIONS FROM THE CLEMSON PSA WATER SYMPOSIUM 

PURPOSE OF PROGRAM  (Request For Proposals Document)
During the 2018-19 fiscal year, Clemson Public Service and Agriculture (PSA) received $2 million in recurring funds from the S.C. legislature to fund program support for Water Resource Research, Management and Technology and to help unify individual university programs into a more complete and integrated Water Resources Program at Clemson. The goals of the program are to:

  • Provide supportive research and education to establish an accurate understanding of the state’s water resources the implications for increased demand for water.
  • Expand current and develop new water resource research, management and technology programs that benefit the public and support needs and priorities of South Carolina and of partner agencies (e.g., S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), S.C. Department of Agriculture (SCDA), Farm Bureau, etc.)

SOUTH CAROLINA WATER RESOURCES CENTER
Statewide Competitive Research Program
USGS / NIWR State Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) Program

FY 2020 Request for Proposal Deadline is December 31, 2019 at 4:30 pm

The principal objectives of the state competitive grants program include the following:

  • Conduct research relative to important water resource problems of South Carolina.
  • Promote the dissemination and application of the results of the research involving these problems.
  • Assist in the training of scientists in relevant water resource fields.

FY2020 Request for Proposals Document

Funding for FY2019 has been awarded to:

  • Fecal Coliform Pollution and Antibiotic Resistance in Sand River in Aiken, SC
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Sarah Michele Harmon (University of South Carolina Aiken) 
  • Tire Wear Particles in Road Runoff as Non-point Source Microplastic Pollution in SC Waterways
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Peter van den Hurk (Clemson University) 

View the list of past awards. Section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act directs the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to administer program grants to Institutes and Centers established within the States and certain other similar jurisdictions for research, education, and training that will assist the Nation in augmenting its water resources science and technology. Responsibility for administration of this program has been delegated to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Research funds will be used to support water resources research that is of critical need to the state of South Carolina. Research proposals submitted under this Request For Proposals may be for a one-year duration only.


U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY & NATIONAL INSTITUTES FOR WATER RESOURCES (NIWR)
Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program

Fiscal Year 2020 Announcement 104(g) (Download PDF, 443kb) or
Fiscal Year 2020 Announcement 104(g) (USGS link)

**2020 Closing Dates**
5:00 PM, Eastern Time, March 19, 2020 (Institutes)

The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources
requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topics expanding and
enhancing the use of hydrologic monitoring data monitoring to support advanced modeling tools,
exploration and advancement of our understanding of changes in the quantity and quality of
water resources, development and evaluation of processes and governance mechanisms that
advance the science of ecological flows, and exploration and advancement of our understanding
of harmful algae blooms (HABs). Any investigator at an accredited institution of higher learning
in the United States is eligible to apply for a grant through a Water Research Institute or Center
established under the provisions of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended
(http://water.usgs.gov/wrri/index.php). Proposals involving substantial collaboration between
the USGS and university scientists are encouraged. 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. Applications (including
complete proposals) to the National Competitive Grants Program Announcement FY2020 must
be submitted to the grants.gov internet site at http://www.grants.gov not later than 5:00 PM
Eastern Time, March 19, 2020 by the university at which the Institute or Center is located. Funds
have not yet been appropriated for this program for FY 2020. The Government's obligation
under this program is contingent upon the availability of funds.


2020 Water Use Data and Research Program Grant

Closing Date: January 30, 2020

USGS Funding Annoucement