CSU Competitive Grant Program

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 projects in the academic and experiential realm of water resources. Read more below to learn about the notable impacts of the Center’s CSU Competitive Grant Program.

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Grantees!

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.

Water Research Teams

Established 2013
35 Teams Funded

Water Faculty and Staff Fellows

Established 2013
16 Fellows Funded

Water Education & Engagement

Established 2019
Two Projects Funded


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

2019-2020 Research Projects
2018 Research Projects
2017 Research Projects
2016 Research Projects