Each spring the Colorado Water Center (CoWC) funds a select number of Water Research Team, Faculty Fellow, and Education & Engagement Project 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 the academic and experiential realm of water resources. Since 2014, the impacts of the Center’s competitive grant program have been remarkable.
CoWC Competitive Grant Program
Request for proposals is now closed.
Water managers and policymakers are facing increasingly urgent threats to our planet’s water resources, including water shortages, pollution, climate change impacts, water-related diseases, and the destruction and degradation of freshwater ecosystems and habitats. Interdisciplinary tools and approaches are needed to address these challenges, but in many cases, they have yet to be developed or applied. The CoWC provides funding to help remedy this shortfall.
To that end, the CoWC funds proposals for Water Research Teams, Water Faculty Fellows, and Water Education and Engagement Projects annually. Funded projects support the mission and goals of the Center through collaboration and creative scholarship, as well as aim to address a water problem currently faced by our community, region, country, or world. Proposals come from a broad range of disciplines, including the biological and physical sciences, the social and human sciences, and engineering fields. These efforts help position CSU to better address water resource challenges through broad‐based interdisciplinary research, education, and engagement activities.