Update: 104B Annual Funding Applications are Now Closed and Under Review

The Illinois Water Resources Center (IWRC) requests proposals to fund exploratory research or educational projects that enhance water sciences research and higher education throughout Illinois. While we are interested in all water resources issues that impact Illinois, our 2023 priority topics are agriculture, climate, ecosystem structure and function, per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), urban resilience, water-energy nexus, and water equity. We are particularly interested in supporting projects that will help grow the body of research in Illinois, including proof-of-concept projects that may help researchers attract larger grants. Proposals continuing the work of previous IWRC Annual Research Grants will not be accepted. This is an open call contingent on funding availability.

Notification of intent DUE: CLOSED

Full proposal submission DUE: CLOSED

Award Duration: 12 months

Anticipated Award Start Date: Sept. 1, 2023

Find the full proposal request here.

Have questions? Please contact:

Amy Weckle
Illinois Water Resources Center
Assistant Director

(217) 300-2101