Open Requests

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

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2017 Unsolicited Research Program Call for Pre-Proposals

Program Area: All related WE&RF research areas
WE&RF Contact: Lola Olabode, MPH
Phone: (571) 384-2109
E-mail: lolabode@werf.org

The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) is seeking pre-proposals for WE&RF’s 2017 Unsolicited Research Program. Proposers are invited to submit on topics consistent with WE&RF’s mission to catalyze innovation through actionable research in water and the environment. 

The Unsolicited Research Program seeks to fund innovative research projects that will significantly advance knowledge and scientific understanding and that could provide fundamentally transformative results. Proposals in all relevant wastewater, recycled water, stormwater, and other sources of water addressing water quality areas are welcome. WE&RF would consider proposals that would take existing research to the next level of completion, resulting in practical solutions to water challenges.

Anticipated WE&RF Cost: WE&RF expects to award approximately $300,000 under the 2017 Unsolicited Research Program. Typically, awards are made in the $25,000 to $150,000 range. A minimum 25% of the total project value must be contributed to the project in the form of a cost-share and/or in-kind support or services. 

Anticipated Period of Performance: The maximum duration for each selected project is two (2) years, unless sufficient justification is provided.

Pre-proposals Due: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Supporting Documents:
2017 Unsolicited Call for Pre-Proposals (PDF)
2017 Unsolicited Pre-Proposal Instructions (PDF)
2017 Unsolicited Pre-Proposal Cover Sheet (DOC)
2017 Unsolicited Pre-Proposal FAQ (PDF)
2017 Unsolicited Pre-Proposal Budget Sheet (XLS)