Nevada Water Resources Research Institute


There are two opportunities to receive funding through the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR): Nevada Water Resources Research Grants and National Competetive Grants.

Nevada Water Resources Research Grants [104(b)]

In 2005, Nevada was granted approximately $92,000 to be used for research projects in the state. Nevada Water Resources Research grants are summarized below:

  • Proposals should be for research and information transfer projects that are for a duration of 12 to 24 months.
  • A 2:1 (nonfederal:federal) match is required.
  • Indirect costs may not be charged, but can be used as match.
  • The principal objectives of the program are to:
    • Conduct competent research related to important water resource problems of the state of Nevada;
    • Promote the dissemination and application of the research results involving these problems; and
    • Assist in training scientists in relevant water resource fields.

National Competitive Grants [104(g)]

National Competitive grants are summarized below:

  • Approximately $1,000,000 is available annually.
  • Any investigator at an institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible.
  • Proposals involving substantial collaboration with the USGS are encouraged.
  • A 1:1 nonfederal match is required.
  • Proposals must be filed on the NIWR website.


Chuck Russell, Ph.D.
Program Director

Suzanne Hudson
Assistant Business Manager


Desert Research Institute
755 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119


Hydrologic Sciences