Directed Research 2014-2015
Call for Proposals: 2014-2015 WREP Directed Research Grant Program
The Watershed Research and Education Program (WREP) at NAU and the Salt River Project seek proposals from
undergraduate or graduate students to support research in water policy, water
management and environmental regulation of aquatic systems, with a particular
emphasis on projects related to (1) the hydrology, ecology and biology of the Verde
River system and (2) the social and economic values and opportunities provided
by a healthy Verde River system and watershed. This year preference will be
given to projects which build on the results of previously funded studies;
research that advances our understanding of groundwater systems in the Verde
Valley; and research involving the hydrology, efficiency, operations, and a
better understanding of the irrigation needs of ditch owners. A complete
listing of research funded by WREP can be found at in the Publications and Reports section of this website.
$20,000 maximum, including the institutional
overhead. Since $20,000 is available for funding projects, WREP anticipates
that awards in the range of $5,000 to $10,000 are more likely to be funded.
Exceptional projects may be funded at a higher level.
All WREP Directed Research
Awards will have a period of performance from May 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015.
Application Due Date
Submit the completed
application as an e-mail attachment (with the subject line: ‘WREP Directed
Research’) to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before
5:00PM, Friday, April 4,2014. Be sure to follow the instructions
provided below and use the forms provided in the sidebars on the right side of this page.
Notification will be given on or before April 21,
Dissemination of Results
recipients are strongly encouraged to make presentations at public venues or
professional meetings and should mention all such presentations in the required
progress and final reports.
Each grantee must submit a brief progress report
(due after the first six months) and a Final Project Report and Statement of
Expenditures within 30 days of the completion of the project (but no later than
April 30, 2015).
Single- or double-spacing may be used, but must
be consistent throughout document. A standard font (Times New Roman, Arial,
etc.), type size 12-point or larger, is required. Page margins must be no less
than one inch on all sides. All application components except the Faculty
Member Recommendation MUST be submitted as
a single PDF file to email@example.com. The
student’s application package will consist of the following:
- Cover Page: Applicant must use the cover page form
provided. (See sidebar on the right side of this page.)
- Project Description: Limit 3 pages, not including
references. A clear and concise description of the proposed project including:
Purpose/background, description of how the activities will be carried out, and
expected outcomes/ benefits, including how project outcomes relate to WREP’s
- Project Timeline: Limit 1 page, include milestones.
- Statement of Interest: Limit 1 page. A brief description
of the applicant’s interests and past activities relating to the proposed
project. Please include information that describes why the applicant is well
suited to carry out the proposed activity and how the project relates to the
applicant’s career objectives.
- Project Budget with Justification: Submit a completed
budget form. (See sidebar on the right side of this page.) For calculation of fringe benefits and ERE, consult the Fringe Benefit Rate Calculator and other resources at the NAU Office Of Grant and Contract Services website. Respondents are encouraged to send draft budgets to firstname.lastname@example.org for review prior to submission.
- Faculty Mentor Recommendation: This supporting document
(see sidebar on right side of this page) must be submitted separately by your faculty mentor to email@example.com.