03.21.22 – Ames, IA – The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources, requests proposals for research projects to address PFAS. For the 2022 National Competitive Grants Program, proposals must address one of three priority areas:

  • Novel proxies for PFAS detection and quantification
  • Process-oriented research of PFAS fate, transport, and effects, with emphasis on molecular-level understanding of PFAS precursor transformation, sorption dynamics, or mechanisms of bioaccumulation and(or) biological/ecological effects.
  • Atmospheric transport of PFAS that results in delivery to the hydrologic system via precipitation and runoff at regional or national scales

Any investigator at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply for a grant through a Water Research Institute or Center established under the provisions of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, as amended (http://water.usgs.gov/wrri/index.php). Proposals involving substantial collaboration between the USGS and university scientists are encouraged. Proposals may be for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration and may request up to $250,000 in federal funds. Investigators must match one non-federal dollar to each federal dollar requested.

The deadline for submissions to the Iowa Water Center is April 29, 2022, 5PM Central Time.

Investigators are encouraged to read through the Iowa Submission Guidelines prior to reviewing the FY2022 announcement.

104(g) Iowa Submission Guidelines

PFAS FY2022 announcement