We are particularly interested in student-designed projects that seek solutions for or provide novel identification of pressing water concerns in Illinois. A non-exhaustive list of high priority research needs in Illinois includes: drought, flooding, aquatic invasive species, climate change, nutrient pollution, water supply, and planing.
Proposals must be submitted by faculty members or professionals affiliated with 4-year institutions, state or local government agencies, or non-profits in Illinois on behalf of students. Students must be listed as co-PIs.
Applicants may request up to $10,000 for graduate students and $2,000 for undergraduate students. Budgets must be matched with two non-federal dollars for every federal dollar requested. The project period is March 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016.For more information on the application procedure and selection criteria, read the request for proposals.