Statewide Research Competive Grants Program

The Iowa Water Center’s statewide research competitive grants program is the Center’s longest running activity and the priority of our base funding (104(b)) from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Each year, the IWC Advisory Board and staff release a call for proposals to address the most pressing Iowa water resource concerns. The projects listed on this page have been funded through this program, with matching funds coming from state sources, making this program a true state-federal partnership.

For a searchable database of projects funded throughout the country by statewide programs run through Water Resources Research Institutes, please visit the USGS Annual Base grants page. Information about applying for this program can be found on our Funding Opportunities page.

Year
Title
Investigator(s)
Funding
2020
Corey Markfort, Gregory LeFevre, Mary Skopec
Federal: $15,000
Non-Federal: $30,007
2019
Jimmy Shr
Federal: $30,000
Non-Federal: $60,000
2019
Ellen Albright
Federal: $4,930
Non-Federal: $9,891
2019
Nate Lawrence
Federal: $4,964
Non-Federal: $9,928
2018
YauHuo Shr, Catherine Kling, Chuan Tang, Wendong Zhang
Federal: $60,000
Non-Federal: $120,197
2018
Daniel Linton, Bradley Miller
Federal: $4,790
Non-Federal: $27,346
2017
Emily Martin, Michelle Soupir
Federal: $5,000
Non-Federal: $10,000
2017
Nathan Young, William Simpkins, Robert Horton
Federal: $5,000
Non-Federal: $12,627
2016
Conrad brendel, Michelle Soupir
Federal: $5,000
Non-Federal: $13,753
2016
Elizabeth Swanner
Federal: $29,911
Non-Federal: $95,201
2014
Gabriele Villarini, Aaron Strong
Federal: $51,823
Non-Federal: $61,817
2014
Adriana Valcu, Philip Gassman, Catherine Kling
Federal: $20,722
Non-Federal: $39,639
2012
Amy Kaleita
Federal: $13,783
Non-Federal: $48,996
Year
2020
Title
Hydro-NPOSS: A Non-Proprietary Open-Source Software for Hydrologic Data Visualization and Model Evaluation
Investigator(s)
Navid Jadidoleslam
Funding
Federal: $5,000
Non-Federal: $10,000
2020
Corey Markfort, Gregory LeFevre, Mary Skopec
Federal: $15,000
Non-Federal: $30,007
Year
2019
Title
The Economic Benefits of Mitigating Harmful Algal Blooms in Iowa
Investigator(s)
Jimmy Shr
Funding
Federal: $30,000
Non-Federal: $60,000
2019
Ellen Albright
Federal: $4,930
Non-Federal: $9,891
Year
2019
Title
Determining the Effects of Co-Nutrient Availability on Harmful Algal Blooms Across Varying Lake Types
Investigator(s)
Tania Leung
Funding
Federal: $5,000
Non-Federal: $10,000
Year
2019
Title
Denitrification in Agricultural Depressions by Nitrate Isotope Analysis
Investigator(s)
Nate Lawrence
Funding
Federal: $4,964
Non-Federal: $9,928
2018
YauHuo Shr, Catherine Kling, Chuan Tang, Wendong Zhang
Federal: $60,000
Non-Federal: $120,197
Year
2018
Title
Spatial Potential for Enhanced In-field Denitrification from Perennial Vegetative Filter Strips
Investigator(s)
Daniel Linton, Bradley Miller
Funding
Federal: $4,790
Non-Federal: $27,346
2017
Emily Martin, Michelle Soupir
Federal: $5,000
Non-Federal: $10,000
Year
2017
Title
Simulation of Watershed-Scale Nitrate Transport in Fractured Till Using Upscaled Parameters Obtained from Till Core
Investigator(s)
Nathan Young, William Simpkins, Robert Horton
Funding
Federal: $5,000
Non-Federal: $12,627
Year
2016
Title
Validation of Satellite Observations of Soil Moisture to Facilitate Forecasts of Soil Water Storage in Iowa
Investigator(s)
Brian Hornbuckle
Funding
Federal: $9,423
Non-Federal: $4,711
2016
Conrad brendel, Michelle Soupir
Federal: $5,000
Non-Federal: $13,753
Year
2016
Title
The role of Iron Mobility From Anoxic Sediments in Stimulating Harmful Algal Blooms
Investigator(s)
Elizabeth Swanner
Funding
Federal: $29,911
Non-Federal: $95,201
Year
2014
Title
Development of a Framework for Discharge Forecasting Over Iowa
Investigator(s)
Gabriele Villarini, Aaron Strong
Funding
Federal: $51,823
Non-Federal: $61,817
2014
Adriana Valcu, Philip Gassman, Catherine Kling
Federal: $20,722
Non-Federal: $39,639
Year
2012
Title
Quantifying Field Water Balance Components as Affected by Shifts in Land-Use Patterns: Implications for Minimizing Agricultural Impacts on Water Quality in Iowa
Investigator(s)
Robert Horton, Matthew Helmers
Funding
Federal: $28,328
Non-Federal: $102,584
2012
Amy Kaleita
Federal: $13,783
Non-Federal: $48,996