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USGS 104(g) National Grant Program

USGS 104(g) National Grant Program

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources, requests proposals each year for research on topics of national importance for funding through its National Competitive Grants Program. Any investigator at an institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply for a grant through a water resources research institute or center.

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General Information

  • Priorities: Projects should address water resources issues of regional or national significance.
  • Duration: Proposals may be for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration.
  • Funding & Match: Proposals may request up to $250,000 in federal funds. Successful applicants must match each dollar of the federal grant with one dollar from non-federal sources.
  • Collaboration: Proposals involving substantial collaboration between the USGS and university scientists are strongly encouraged.
  • Insights: PIs interested in applying should contact the Water Center for insights on applying for this funding.
  • Successful Proposals: Abstracts from successful national proposals are available at https://water.usgs.gov/wrri/national-competitive-grants.php#projects.

For 2019

  • Deadline: Proposals for 2019 funding through the 104g National Competitive Grants Program are due to water@okstate.edu by 4:00 p.m. February 15, 2019.¬†Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • Funds have not yet been appropriated for this program for FY 2019. The Government's obligation under this program is contingent upon the availability of funds.
  • RFP: More details, including guidelines and required documents may be found in the FY2019 RFP.