Requests for Proposals

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Institutes for Water Resources Annual State 104b Research Competition - Due October 23, 2020

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.  The Vermont Water Center especially welcomes proposals from professionals who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color and from early-career professionals. 

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. Two types of proposals will be considered: Graduate Research and Faculty Research.

Deadline for submission to the Vermont Water Center (julianna.m.white [at] uvm.edu (subject: VT%20Water%20Resources%20RFP) ) is October 23, 2020.

Find the Request for Proposals and more information on the Vermont Water Resources website.


NOAA Sea Grant: Addressing Economic and Market Needs of the U.S. Aquaculture Industry. Intent to submit due Feb. 26, 2020—NOW CLOSED

Subject to the availability of funding, Sea Grant anticipates approximately $5,000,000 will be available for research projects and programs that will significantly advance the understanding of the economics of aquaculture businesses in the U.S. and address gaps regarding important market information. The overall goal is to advance business management towards development of a sustainable marine and Great Lakes aquaculture industry in the U.S. Successful proposals will address geographic and/or topical needs and will fully integrate research, extension, and education. Proposals that will support broad, non-proprietary research to address critical gaps with respect to aquaculture economics and market needs; make that information available to U.S. aquaculture businesses and management agencies; and build the capacity of Sea Grant and its partners, including Sea Grant aquaculture extension personnel and industry stakeholders, are preferred.Proposals welcome for research on topics expanding and enhancing the use of hydrologic data monitoring to support advanced modeling tools; changes in the quantity and quality of water resources; ecological flows; and harmful algae blooms (HABs). 

Informational webinar on February 5, 2020 at 3pm Eastern. (Register or join here.)
Notices of intent to submit due February 26, 2020.
Full proposals due April 22, 2020.

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Institutes for Water Resources National Competitive Grants 104g - Due March 9, 2020—NOW CLOSED

Proposals welcome for research on topics expanding and enhancing the use of hydrologic data monitoring to support advanced modeling tools; changes in the quantity and quality of water resources; ecological flows; and harmful algae blooms (HABs). Due March 9, 2020 to julianna.m.white [at] uvm.edu.

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Lake Champlain Sea Grant Competitive Call for Research Proposals FY 2020 (Award Period: February 1, 2020 - January 31, 2022)—NOW CLOSED

Pre-Proposals Due: June 9, 2019
Full Proposals Due: August 18, 2019
Proposal Review Results Announced: October 16, 2019

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Application Instructions

Lake Champlain Sea Grant requests proposals to fund research in the Lake Champlain basin for one- or two-year projects during the period February 1, 2020 – January 31, 2022. Projects should be directly relevant to the goals of the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Strategic Plan 2018-2021 (PDF). Research projects within the Lake Champlain basin focused in one or more of three areas will be considered: 1) healthy coastal ecosystems; 2) resilient communities and economies; and 3) environmental literacy and workforce development.

Researchers at institutions of higher education and organizations or agencies that conduct research in the Lake Champlain basin (New York and Vermont) are eligible to respond to this request for proposals.

Contact: Julianna White (julianna.m.white [at] uvm.edu)