Section 104g of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 requires that this competitive grant program focus on water problems and issues of a regional or interstate nature beyond those of concern only to a single State and which relate to specific program priorities identified jointly by the Secretary
of the Interior and the water resources research institutes.
Objectives of this program also include the following A.
Promote collaboration between the USGS and university scientists in research on significant national and regional water resources issues.
Proposals exhibiting substantial collaboration between the USGS and the applicant are encouraged and will receive extra weight in the evaluation and selection process.
Collaborative proposals should describe in detail the respective roles of the USGS and the applicant in the proposed work.
Potential applicants seeking collaborative opportunities are encouraged to contact USGS Water Science Center Directors.
Potential applicants are also encouraged to contact the Water Resources Research Branch Chiefs see Attachment F for contact information.
Promote the dissemination and application of the results of the research funded under this program.
Assist in the training of scientists in relevant water resource fields.
Proposals that include a strong educational component student support are encouraged, as are proposals from faculty beginning their careers.
The USGS and NIWR prefer that research supported by this program involve substantial collaboration between the USGS and university scientists.
Collaboration can range from use of USGS data and information in the research to mutual involvement of USGS and university scientists on projects.