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Proposals Sought from UVI Faculty, Staff for 2015-16 Water Resources Research Institute

The Virgin Islands Water Resources Research Institute (VI-WRRI) at the University of the Virgin Islands has issued a Call for Proposals for the 2015 - 2016 U.S. Geological Survey Water Institute Program. Proposals that address water resources issues in the U.S. Virgin Islands are being sought. Funds for this program are made available through the Section 104 Institute Program of the U.S. Department of Interior – U.S. Geological Survey. All faculty and staff of the University of the Virgin Islands are eligible to apply for these funds through the VI-WRRI. Collaborations with non-UVI personnel are allowed.

There will be approximately $80,000 available to fund projects in the U. S. Virgin Islands. Individual projects should not exceed this amount. Projects in the $15,000 to $20,000 range are preferred. Projects will be for the duration of one year, with a starting date of March 1, 2015, and an ending date of February 28, 2016. Proposals are due by Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.

The local VI-WRRI Advisory Committee will review proposals and recommendations for funding will be made to the director of the VI-WRRI. Criteria used in the evaluation process will include:

  • Technical merit
  • Feasibility of completion
  • Competence of the principal investigator
  • Training and education opportunities provided
  • Plans for the dissemination of knowledge gained
  • Local relevance

Persons with questions or who are considering submitting proposals should contact the VI-WRRI to get instructions for preparing the proposal and to discuss this in greater detail. Contact the VI-WRRI (340) 693-1628 or send email to hsmith@uvi.edu.