WRF solicits proposals for this program every two years. Selection of research proposals is a competitive, two-step process:
- all pre-proposals are reviewed, after which a select list of proposers is selected to submit full proposals, and
- the full proposals are evaluated. The available funding amount for the program is $624,674 and a project may receive $25,000 – $175,000.
Pre-proposals are chosen based on technical and scientific merit, quality and soundness of research approach and objectives, and the likelihood of advancing knowledge and understanding. Proposed projects may complement WRF’s Research Priority Program Research Areas, address regional and local issues, involve the piloting of novel technologies, and/or address issues related to drinking water, wastewater, recycled water, and stormwater.
Pre-proposals are due March 30, 2020, by 11:59 PM ET. Selected finalists will be required to submit a full proposal by May 26, 2020.
Learn more about the Unsolicited Research Program and submission guidelines.