CSU Competitive Grant Program

Each spring the Colorado Water Center (CoWC) funds a select number of grants which catalyze innovative water research, teaching, and engagement through interdisciplinary collaboration and creative scholarship. These awards provide opportunities to accelerate progress in research and enable projects in the academic and experiential realm of water resources. Read more below to learn about the notable impacts of the CoWC’s CSU Competitive Grant Program.

The application period for our 2022-2023 proposals is now closed. Please visit this page in early 2023 for information on our next round of funding.

Water Faculty and Staff Fellows

Established 2013
16 Fellows Funded

Established 2013
16 Fellows Funded

Water Research Teams

Established 2013
35 Teams Funded

Established 2013
35 Teams Funded

Water Education & Engagement

Established 2019
Two Projects Funded

Established 2019
Two Projects Funded

Funding Impacts: 56 awards for $972,500 supporting 193 faculty and research affiliates and 108 students. Projects made 172 partnerships around the world. 198 presentations were given, 50 papers published, and $14 million awarded in external funding.
Publications

Learn more about the impactful research our grantees have accomplished in these issues of Colorado Water.