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. 

There are currently two Open Requests.

WE&RF Subscriber Priority Research Program Request for Pre-proposals

Program Area: All related WE&RF research areas
WE&RF Contact: Stefani McGregor
Phone: (571) 699-0026

The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) is seeking pre-proposals for funding consideration under its 2017 Subscriber Priority Research Program. This research program is reserved for WE&RF Subscribers.

The Subscriber Priority Program is designed to encourage collaboration with WE&RF Subscribers on research. 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 members and should complement WE&RF’s ongoing research and not duplicate current or pending projects.

Anticipated WE&RF Cost: The maximum amount of funding available from WE&RF for this project is $227,061.The Foundation anticipates funding 4-5 projects with a maximum funding level for any single project of $50,000.

Anticipated Period of Performance: The anticipated period of performance will be determined by each candidate in the formal proposal.

Pre-proposals Due: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Supporting Documents:
Subscriber Priority RFP (PDF)
Subscriber Priority Full Proposal Instructions (PDF)
Subscriber Priority RFP Cover Sheet (DOC)
Subscriber Priority RFP Evaluation Criteria (PDF)
Subscriber Priority RFP Budget Sheet (XLS)

PUB Overseas Seed Fund on Water Technologies

PUB, the Singapore’s National Water Agency, is responsible for ensuring a sustainable and efficient water supply for Singapore with the Four National Taps (local catchment water, imported water, NEWater and desalinated water). Driven by what it takes to be sustainable in water, PUB has been supporting various research ideas and upstream technology developments to meet Singapore’s future water demand more efficiently and effectively.

Introducing for the first time, the PUB Overseas Seed Fund is set to solicit novel, breakthrough ideas and technologies from the International Research Groups to address Singapore’s water supply and/or demand challenges. Being a competitive funding scheme, the application is open to overseas Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), Research Institutes (RIs) and private companies with funding support for each awarded Research Proposal capped at S$400,000 for a duration of up to 2 years. All the research work can be carried out overseas. More detailed information of this Seed Fund can be found in the fact sheet.

Optional: Please indicate your interest of submission together with a brief abstract of the proposed idea via email to PUB Singapore by January 5, 2017 (Singapore time, GMT +08:00).

The deadline for the proposal submission is April 18, 2017, 11:00 am (Singapore time, GMT +08:00).

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr Liu Lei ( or Dr Shan Junhong ( from PUB Singapore if you need further clarifications.

Fact Sheet (PDF)
Project Proposal Cover Sheet (DOC)