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.
Request for Proposals (Download PDF, 177kb)
Memorandum from Dr. Allen for Proposals (Download PDF, 32kb)
Funding for FY2017 has been awarded to:
Endemic Bartram’s Bass as a sentinel species to prioritize restoration in the upper Savannah River basin of South Carolina
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Brandon Peoples (Clemson University)
Phosphorus removal from nutrient enriched agricultural runoff water”
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Sarah White (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.
Fiscal Year 2018 Announcement (Download PDF, 637kb)
**2018 Closing Dates**
5:00 PM, Eastern Time, February 15, 2018 (Pre-proposals)
5:00 PM, Eastern Time, June 1, 2018 (Institutes)
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply, including evaluation of innovative approaches to water treatment, infrastructure design, retrofitting, maintenance, management, and replacement; exploration and advancement of our understanding of changes in the quantity and quality of water resources in response to a changing climate, population shifts, and land use changes; development of methods for better estimation of water supply, both surface and groundwater, including estimation of the physical supply and of the economic supply of water; development and evaluation of processes and governance mechanisms for integrated surface/ground water management; and the evaluation and assessment of conservation practices. 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/institutes.html). 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.