USGS-WRRI 104(b) Grants
Principal Investigators may submit full research proposals for 1-year projects only. The maximum award for a 1-year student project is $10,000.

Proposal Due Date: December 4, 2020.

2020 104(B) RFP

USGS 104(G) Grants
The Department of the Interior’s U. S. Geological Survey and National Institutes for Water Resources provide annual funding to support collaborative research and foster partnerships for trans boundary water resource management.

Maximum size and duration of the project: Applicants shall not request total federal funds exceeding $250,000 per project. Proposed projects may be of 1 to 3 years in duration, with discrete 12-month budget periods.

Proposal Due Date: TBD

2018 104(G) RFP

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Research Priorities and Evaluation Criteria

Recommended by the DCWRRI Stakeholder Advisory Board, the DCWRRI Research Priorities are as follows:

  • Research on the design and implementation of best management practices or green infrastructure to restore or clean DC waterways.
  • Research to support the objectives of toxin monitoring and prevention and DC river restoration.
  • Research to support the Potomac drinking water source protection partnership, including collaborative planning between upstream agricultural communities and downstream urban communities.
  • Research to address the feasibility of the application of new technologies to meet regulatory requirements for stormwater management, particularly with respect to effluent quality, nutrient management, and pesticide safety.
  • Research on clean cities and sustainable urban infrastructure that addresses the interrelation of water and energy, natural resource economics, minimize water use or improve water quality.
  • Research on the prevention of contamination of water supplies, particularly by emerging contaminants of concern, e.g. Cryptosporidium, cyanotoxins, hormones, pesticides, plasticizers, poly-aromatic hydrocarbons, surfactants, pharmaceuticals and personal care products.
  • Research on restoration science, focusing on monitoring and prediction of the benefits of ecosystem services over baseline conditions, particularly with respect to tidal areas.

Research Projects

Current WRRI-Sponsored Research Projects

  • Measurement and Performance Analysis of Green Roof System with automated sensors; Sasan Haghani, Pradeep K Behera and Sassan Aflaki, School of Engineering and Applied Science, UDC.
  • In-Situ Comparison of Extensive and Intensive Greenroof Infiltration, Kamran Zendehdel and Thomas Miller Harris, College of Agriculture Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, UDC
  • Performance Monitoring of Green Infrastructure Maintenance in the District, Harris Trobman, Kamran Zendehdel and Dwane Jones, College of Agriculture Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, UDC
  • Anatomical and Behavioral Outcomes of Toxicant Exposure in the Anacostia River: Building a Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Model of Biological River Health, Victoria P Connaughton, American University.
  • Examination of nutrient and land use patterns in the tidal Anacostia River, Stephen MacAvoy, American University
  • Examining genetic microbial diversity to monitor pathogens and toxins and in the Anacostia River, DC, Carol Salomon, Gallaudet University
  • Quantifying the Recharge and Evapotranspiration Rates of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed using Land Surface State Observations, Leila Farhadi, George Washington University.
  • Assessing the effectiveness of urban gardens in reducing stormwater pollution, Karen Knee, American University

2017-2018 Awarded Research Projects
2016-2017 Awarded Research Projects
2015-2016 Awarded Research Projects
2014-2015 Awarded Research Projects
2013-2014 Awarded Research Projects
2012-2013 Awarded Research Projects
2011-2012 Awarded Research Projects