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USGS 104(b) Annual Base Grants Program Request for Pre-Proposals PY2023

Thursday, September 1, 2022

The Oklahoma Water Research Center (OWRC) is seeking pre-proposals that address high priority water problems in the State of Oklahoma. This grant program is a competitive grant program available to current faculty, staff and students of any Oklahoma university conducting research addressing priority Oklahoma water issues.   

For more information see the Request for Pre-Proposals.


Researchers at any institution of higher education in Oklahoma are eligible for this annual competition. We encourage diverse participation. Multiple pre-proposals from the same researcher are welcome as long as each represents a distinct research project.


We anticipate funding a minimum of two faculty projects (up to $25,000 each) and a minimum of two graduate student projects (up to $5,000 each), subject availability and guidelines.


Research priorities for 2023 are:

  • Research the fate, transport, and effects of PFAS on water resources in Oklahoma

  • Develop knowledge to better predict and manage flood and drought risk and improve water

    resource resilience to climate variability

  • Improve understanding of brackish and fresh groundwater resources in Oklahoma, including

    recharge, to achieve effective management and governance

  • Evaluate the effects of regenerative agriculture practices on water resources

  • Advance produced water and municipal wastewater reuse – including, but not limited to, defining,

    and addressing emerging contaminants and salinity levels in reclaimed water; public perceptions of benefits & risks; and economic analysis of reuse options



Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.  Pre-proposals will not be accepted after this deadline.


More information about 104b grant submissions.


Submit a pre-proposal.

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