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.

2020 – 2021 Request for Proposals Now Open

The CoWC invites proposals for CSU Water Research Teams, Water Faculty Fellows, and Water Education and Engagement Projects for the 2020-21 academic year for funding July 1, 2020 – May 15, 2021.

Application deadline is midnight Mountain Time on Sunday, February 2, 2020.

Proposals should help 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. This RFP targets CSU faculty and staff whose scholarly contributions will be significantly enhanced by receiving the award. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplines, including the biological and physical sciences, the social and human sciences, and engineering fields. Applicants must demonstrate the ability and desire to help position CSU to better address water resource challenges through broad‐based interdisciplinary research, education, and engagement activities.

Colorado Water Center Funded Projects
CSU Competitive Grant Program

Read more about our 2019-2020 Colorado Water Center Grantees
Read more about our Water Research Teams
Read more about our Water Faculty Fellows
Read more about our Water Education and Engagement Projects

News and Publications

2019 CSU SOURCE: Colorado Water Center awards innovative research and education grants
Read more about our 2017-2018 projects
2017 CSU SOURCE: Water Center Announces Seven Grant Recipients
Read more about our 2016-2017 projects
Read moreabout our 2015-2016 projects