Ohio Water Resources Center is announcing FY2014 Request for Proposals for three competitive grant programs. The deadline for submission for all the three programs will be on Friday December 6, 2013 and the award date will be March 1st, 2014.
Ohio Water Resources Center competitive grant programs are as follows:
- 104(b) competition: Approximately $85,000 will be available to fund a small number of water related research projects relevant to the state. The projects require a cost share of two non-federal dollars for every one federal dollar. Indirect cost is not supported by the sponsor, but may be counted as part of the state/local match. Equipment purchases are not normally supported with federal dollars. Normally, projects are of one-year duration, but multiple-year proposals are possible. However, funding will be on an annual basis, with reports due each year. Grants will be restricted to novel, substantive research topics important to the State of Ohio, with preference to investigators early in their careers. Graduate and/or undergraduate student support is normally expected to be a component of each proposal.
- 2014 Special Wastewater and Water treatment competition: The Ohio Water Resources Center is also sponsoring a special research grant competition on the subject of water and wastewater treatment, which includes chemical, biological, physical, economic, and management aspects. Proposals submitted as part of the 104(b) competition will also be considered as part of this special research grant competition. All guidelines of the 104(b) competition should be followed. Approximately $50,000/year is available, and a two-to-one local match is required. Indirect cost is not paid by the WRC, but can be counted as part of the local match. Graduate and undergraduate student support is normally expected to be a component of each proposal.
- 2014 Office of Energy and Environment Water-Energy nexus funding for OSU investigators: Through a partnership with the Office of Energy and the Environment (OEE) at OSU, up to $50,000 in additional funding is available to OSU investigators. This funding may be used to reduce the required cost share and/or extend the scope of a research project proposed under the 104(b) or Special Water and Wastewater Treatment Grant Competition. In order to qualify for this additional funding, the proposed project must clearly address a problem related to the water-energy nexus. Investigators intending to request this additional funding are asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance on budget preparation.
For the list of previously funded research proposals through the Ohio Water Resources Center, see the research tab on this web page.
Proposals must be submitted to the web site https://niwr.net/. For further guidance about the submission process and niwr.net see the developed Submission Walk-through document. All the proposals go through standard peer review process, the reviewer evaluation form can be found at Reviewer Form link.
The detailed FY 2012 Announcement (RFP) for the State Water Resources Research Institute Program can be found under this link: RFP Detailed Instructions.
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Ohio Water Resources Center Associate Director Zuzana Bohrerova leads the Shale Environmental Management Research Cluster at OSU
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