|The North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) offers a graduate student component of our annual call for research proposals and funds several graduate researchers each cycle.
For faculty submissions to our annual funding call, one criteria for proposal evaluation is the level of engagement of student researchers; thus, almost all funded projects support university students, and many also engage K-12 and public audiences with an outreach component included in their project scope.
“This is a great opportunity for our coastal area graduate students working on research projects that will lead to the protection of the quality of water and quality of life in coastal North Carolina.” – Lisa Rider, CCRW Executive Director
For North Carolina graduate students:
WRRI issued its annual RFP for graduate student proposals for the FY 2022-2023 Competitive Grants Program.
This RFP is sponsored by WRRI and the USGS 104(b) program.
Full student proposals are due Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, at 5 p.m.
Faculty may propose one- or two-year projects for the 2022-2023 cycle, with a maximum award of $60,000 per year. Student proposals are limited to one-year projects and a $10,000 maximum award amount. The anticipated start date for faculty projects is September 1, 2023. The anticipated start date for student projects is January 3, 2023. Start dates and award amounts are contingent upon receipt of federal funds.
Read full RFP details
Download the NC WRRI Guidelines for Data Management Plans Templates & Examples
Informational webinar will be Aug. 23, 2022. Registration: go.ncsu.edu/wrri_rfp_info_webinar
Slide deck (and recording upon request) is now available
Read the full news release about this funding opportunity
If you are a student and would like to partner with Coastal Carolina Riverwatch on a water quality research proposal, let us know. – click here.