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The Vermont Water Center issues a call for proposals each year. Two types of awards are available - the annual state award (104b) and the national competitive award (104g), with different submission deadlines and requirements.

Annual State Water Resources 104b Research Competition - Open Through October 7, 2019

The Vermont Water Resources and Lake Studies Center welcomes proposals focusing on critical water resources science and management needs in Vermont, including the Connecticut River Basin and the Lake Champlain Basin, from investigators based at an institute of higher education in Vermont.  Proposals may support research on physical, biological, chemical, social, or engineering aspects of water quality or quantity or outreach, education, training, and other information-transfer opportunities. All proposals should justify project plans based on current needs, as documented in national, regional, and especially state science and technology overviews.

Projects are supported on an annual basis, with the possibility of adding subsequent years on an annual basis. The project year is March 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021, contingent on federal and Congressional funding.

Please access the request for proposals, budget template, and draft data management plan below.  Deadline for submission is October 7, 2019.  Contact the Vermont Water Center with questions.


National Competitive Grants 104g

Pre-proposals for the National Competition awards are due to the Vermont Water Center in February of each year (check back for specific dates and requirements). Proposals can be for 1-3 year projects of up to $250,000, with 1:1 non-federal matching support. Proposals involving collaboration between USGS and university scientists are encouraged. Pre-proposals are reviewed; selected full proposals must be submitted in June of each year. 

For more information on Requests for Proposals

Contact the Vermont Water Center:

Julianna White