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Carrie W. Capuco
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WE&RF Accepting Pre-Proposals for Subscriber Priority Research Program

(Alexandria, VA) - The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) is seeking pre-proposals for funding consideration under the 2017 Subscriber Priority Research Program. The Subscriber Priority Program is designed to encourage research collaborations among WE&RF Subscribers on research to treat and recover beneficial materials from wastewater, stormwater, and seawater including water, nutrients, energy, and biosolids. Subscriber Priority projects typically address applied research topics that may be local or regional in nature. However, the research topics should be broadly applicable to WE&RF Subscribers and should complement WE&RF’s ongoing research without duplicating current or pending projects.

WE&RF’s Subscriber Priority Committee, made up of technical advisors that provide oversight and coordination among WE&RF’s research areas, will review the pre-proposal submissions and recommend a shortlist of projects which merit a full proposal. When the full proposals are submitted, the Committee will also review the full proposals for funding consideration.

The total amount of funds approved for the program in 2017 is $227,061. The Foundation anticipates funding 4-5 projects with a maximum funding level for any single project at $50,000. This research program is reserved for WE&RF Subscribers. The organization that is doing the work and receiving a majority of the funding must be a Subscriber, but the research team can include non-subscribers. Pre-proposals are due by June 1, 2017.
 
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The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) is a nonprofit (501c3) organization officially formed in July 2016 as the result of the merger of  the Water Environment Research Foundation and the WateReuse Research Foundation. The merged research foundation, with a combined research portfolio representing over $200 million, conducts research to treat and recover beneficial materials from wastewater, stormwater, and seawater including water, nutrients, energy, and biosolids.