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Water Resources Research Institute Funding Opportunities

NJWRRI Funding through USGS

Graduate Student Grants-In-Aid - Fiscal Year 2024

Up to four (4) awards of up to $6,250 each will be funded. These funds are intended to allow graduate students to pursue research that is not supported by other grant funds, or to carry out preliminary research to develop fundable thesis projects. The funds can be used for research assistant support, travel, supplies, or other direct research expenses. The student will be expected to present the results of the research at a regional or national scientific meeting. Proposals are selected for their relevance to New Jersey's water resources and for the scientific merit and the promise of future productivity.

Junior Faculty-Initiated Projects - Fiscal Year 2024

Up to three(3) projects of up to $25,000 each will be funded. This funding is intended to support junior faculty (i.e., assistant professor level) for a major study. The investigator should indicate how the funding will act as a "seed grant" to spur the development of a larger research program on water resource problems and what other sources of funding may be availble or may be sought to continue the research. All projects are selected based on their relevance to New Jersey's water resources.

View summaries of research funded in FY 2002 - 2023.

The call for proposals is CLOSED. The deadline for submission of proposals WAS Wednesday, May 1, 2024 by 12PM, NOON.

  • FY2024 Call for Proposals (PDF)
  • FY2024 Project Proposal Template (Word )
  • FY2024 Budget Template and Supporting Materials (Zip)

National Institutes for Water Resources Funding

NIWR-USGS National Competitive Grants Program 104(g) - Fiscal Year 2024

CLOSED- ATTENTION: The deadline for submission to NJWRRI WAS Friday, May 17, 2024 at 12PM, NOON.


The FY24 WRRA 104g funding announcements were posted April 18 at Proposals are due by 5 pm ET on May 30, 2024.

Revised budget templates and supporting materials for 104g proposals are available to download here. The revised budget justification template must be used for all proposals, including subawards.

NOTE: The National Competitive Grant Proposals, AIS Grant Proposals, and PFAS Grant Proposals
must be submitted through by NJWRRI.

Awards are available only to Water Research Institutes or Centers established pursuant to the provisions of section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act and listed at ( However, any investigator at an institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply for an award through a Water Research Institute or Center.

Proposals must be submitted as a complete application package (full proposal, SF-424 and SF424B, matching commitment letter, budget breakdown, budget justification and budget summary) to by the university that houses the Institute (i.e., Rutgers University). PI’s must coordinate with their respective Institutes prior to submission to allow time for the Institute to meet the deadlines of this program announcement.

Additional information and a list of previously funded projects can be found at the WRRI website.