WE&RF funds water quality research on behalf of its subscribers, and facilitates collaboration among organizations seeking funding partners for high-priority issues. WE&RF awards funding through a competitive process, and coordinates funding under contract through a staff-assigned program manager. All qualified entities — including international organizations and disadvantaged business enterprises — are encouraged to submit research proposals.

Additional Funding Opportunities

From time to time, WE&RF partners with other organizations to support key funding opportunities. This helps to promote sound science that moves the water industry forward, while eliminating duplication of research efforts. 

Long-time WE&RF Partner Seeks Applicants for Water Treatment Research
The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking applicants for four water treatment research funding opportunities under the Desalination and Water Purification Research Program and Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program. 

Bureau of Reclamation: More Water – Less Concentrate: Grand Challenge (release date: fall 2016)