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WRF Seeking Pre-Proposals for Unsolicited Research Program
May 23, 2018 (Alexandria, VA) – The Water Research Foundation (WRF) is accepting pre-proposals for the 2018 Unsolicited Research Program.

The Unsolicited Research Program funds research projects to advance scientific understanding and provide innovative results. Proposals in all relevant wastewater, recycled water, stormwater, and other sources of water that address water quality are welcome. WRF will consider proposals that would take existing research to the next level of completion, resulting in practical solutions to water challenges. The total amount of funds available for this program in 2018 is $354,090. WRF anticipates funding 3–4  projects.

Selection of research proposals is a competitive, two-step process: 1) all pre-proposals are reviewed and a select list of proposers is selected to submit full proposals, and 2) the full proposals are evaluated. Pre-proposals must be submitted by July 13, 2018. Visit WRF’s website for a list of ongoing, completed, and planned research, as this will help proposers avoid duplication.

For additional information about the Unsolicited Research Program, please contact Lola Olabode, WRF Program Director, at

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) is the leading research organization advancing the science of all water to meet the evolving needs of its subscribers and the water sector. WRF is a nonprofit, charitable and educational organization which funds, manages, and publishes research on the technology, operation, and management of drinking water, wastewater, reuse, and stormwater collection, treatment and supply systems—all in pursuit of ensuring water quality and improving water services to the public.