[ Water Research Foundation – Emerging Opportunities and Research Priorities | Research Funding ]


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Date 09.11.2021  
Category Call for proposal
Aim:  The Water Research Foundation engages exclusively in nonprofit, charitable, and educational activities designed to initiate, supervise, coordinate, promote, and finance research in the technology, operation, and management of water, wastewater, reuse and stormwater collection, treatment and supply systems, towards ensuring water quality and improving water service to the public.

The Research Priority Program enables WRF to address broadly relevant subscriber issues, challenges, and opportunities with targeted strategic plans for priority Research Areas. On the other hand, the Emerging Opportunities (EO) Program enables WRF Staff to sponsor time-critical research on emergent, high-priority subscriber issues.

Both of these programs currently have open Requests for Proposals:
  • [RP] Demonstration of innovation to improve pathogen removal, validation, and/or monitoring in carbon based advanced treatment (CBAT) for potable reuse
  • [RP] Advancement of Densification to Implement and Achieve More Efficient BNR Processes: Granule Generation, Retention and Management
  • [RP] Holistic Wet Weather Management through Adaptive Volume and Pollutant Source Control at a Community Scale: Finding the Sweet Spot
  • [EO] Advancing Adaptive Wet Weather Management Approaches to Meet Emerging Challenges for Extreme Snowstorms and Cold Climate Impacts

Funding:       Call-specific (~ $50K-$200K)

Duration:      Call-specific (~ 9-24 months)

Eligibility: Proposals will be accepted from domestic or international entities, including educational institutions,  research organizations, governmental agencies, and consultants or other for-profit entities.

How to Apply: Proposals submitted in response to this RFP must be prepared in accordance with the WRF document  Guidelines for Research Priority Program Proposals. The current version of these guidelines is available here, along with Instructions for Budget Preparation. The guidelines contain instructions for the technical aspects, financial statements, indirect costs, and  administrative requirements that the applicant must follow when preparing a proposal. If you have any questions on the financial or administrative aspects, please write to the Research Office. Full proposals must be submitted online using the unique project-specific link within the RFP.

Deadline:      09 November 2021 (3:00 PM Mountain time)

Further information
  • More information about the program is available here
  • For any other questions, please contact the Research Office

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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