Call for proposals: Water Resources Research Act Program Aquatic Invasive Species Competitive Grants Program

Announcement No. G20AS00069 under Section 104(g) of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as Amended May 1, 2020

The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the real and growing impact of numerous aquatic invasive species on water quality and quantity in the Upper Mississippi Basin.
Any investigator at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply for a grant through a Water Research Institute or Center established under the provisions of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended ( Proposals involving substantial collaboration between the USGS and university scientists are encouraged. Proposals may be for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration and 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.

Full applications from eligible researchers in the state of Illinois due by email to Illinois Water Resources Center by Monday, June 1, 2020 – 12pm CDT

Applicants will receive a confirmation email from IWRC within 24 hours or before 5PM CDT on June 11, 2020, at the completion of proposal submission process. To allow IWRC adequate time to process all applications for the state of Illinois and meet the USGS deadline of June 11, 2020, for national water institutes, applications must be received by IWRC no later than Monday, June 1, 2020 at 12pm CDT. Late submissions will not be accepted.

More details on proposal requirement are available in the full RFP.

For questions, or to submit your full application to IWRC email:

Amy Weckle (
Natural Resources Building
615 E. Peabody Dr
Champaign, Illinois 61820
217-300-2101 |

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