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USGS 104(b) RFP Announcement

The Ohio Water Resources Center (WRC) is seeking research pre-proposals to address current water resources issues in the State of Ohio. This annual competition for in-state researchers is made possible through the Water Resources Research Institute 104(b) Program. The aim of these grants is to stimulate water-related research relevant to Ohio to the point where a highly competitive external proposal can be developed.


The Ohio WRC will accept any pre-proposal related to Ohio water resources issues, but expects to give priority to proposals that address algal blooms & nutrients, water & energy nexus issues, and water technology & emerging issues.


The application deadline for Ohio pre-proposals is 4:00 PM, Monday, August 12, 2019. Pre-proposal decisions and an invitation to submit a full proposal will be announced the week of September 9, 2019. Full proposals will be due October 24, 2019 by 4:00 PM and funding decisions will be made by January 15, 2020. Funding is anticipated to begin on March 1, 2020. Typically, the Ohio WRC will award $25,000-$35,000 to grant recipients (past recipients).
To find more details about how to submit a pre-proposal, visit our website(https://wrc.osu.edu/resources/professional-resources). If you have any questions, feel free to email OhioWRC@osu.edu.