The Illinois Water Resources Center (IWRC) requests proposals to fund promising research projects that both support graduate students and address Illinois water resource challenges. While we are interested in all water resources issues that impact Illinois, our 2018 priority topic is nutrient loss reduction strategies that can reduce harmful algal blooms in Illinois water bodies.

Proposals must be submitted by faculty members or professionals affiliated with four-year institutions, state or local government agencies, or non-profits in Illinois on behalf of students. Students can be listed as co-PIs. Funds must be used to support a student’s project, not a student worker on a PI’s project.

Funding of up to $10,000 is available for each project. IWRC anticipates funding 4 projects. Proposals are due October 30, 2017.

Please contact Research and Sponsored Programs if you have any questions about this program or are interested in submitting a proposal.