Water Policy

Funding Opportunities

Faculty Research Incentive Award Program

Dependent on funding, WRPI annually accepts applications for assigned time funding for CSU faculty. The purpose of the WRPI Faculty Research Incentive Award Program is to provide funding for CSU faculty members to develop and submit full proposals to external funding agencies and organizations for water-related research and educational projects.

Applications to develop full proposals on any fundable topic are eligible, provided they seek to advance knowledge of California’s water-related issues and the processes that affect them. In accepting an award, a Principal Investigator (PI) commits to develop and submit a full proposal for external funding through their host campus research office.

Applications from single PIs are permitted, but collaborative applications involving faculty from multiple CSU campuses that promote interdisciplinary, integrative research and/or educational initiatives and that include regional and disciplinary diversity are preferred. Applications seeking assigned time funding to develop new, previously un-submitted full proposals for external funding that are consistent with the WRPI Strategic Plan shall be highly considered. Applications seeking assigned time to revise and re-submit existing proposals (not previously funded) for external funding will be considered as well with appropriate justification.

The deadline for application submission for the 2017-2018 academic year is May 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time.

Request for Applications

WRPI/USDA Watershed Management Doctoral Scholarship

Dependent on funding, WRPI annually accepts applications for the WRPI/USDA Watershed Management Doctoral Scholarship, which is open to a Hispanic/Latino student from the CSU system who has been accepted into a Ph.D. program at ANY university. The deadline for application submission has passed for the 2016-2017 academic year. Please bookmark or set a calendar reminder to check this page in May 2017 for the next application round.