Maryland Water Resources Research Center


The Maryland Water Resources Research Center is established as part of the Federal Water Resources Research Act, reauthorized in 2006.  The objective of the Act is to support water resources research, education, and information dissemination.  


Request for Proposals:
FY 2016 State Water Resources Research
Annual Base Grants

The official Program Announcement has been issued for Fiscal Year 2016 under section 104(b) of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-242), as amended.

Research proposals to be submitted through the MWRRC must be completed on the site by

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Click this link for more information.

Click this link for the MWRRC 2016 Request For Proposals in PDF form.

Click this link for budget and budget justification worksheets in MS Word form.

Note: these forms are provided as worksheets only. Actual proposal submission data are entered on the web site.

Proposals selected by the Center for funding in FY2016 will be submitted to the USGS in January 2016.

Click here for more information on the Annual State Base Grant Program.

Request for Proposals:
FY 2016 National Competitive Grants

The announcement for the 2016 104(g) program has been posted on the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) web site ( This program supports research that is national or regional in scope. Collaboration with USGS scientists and strong student support are encouraged. Non-federal matching funds are required.

Proposals may be for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration and may request up to $250,000 in federal funds. The deadline for investigators to file their applications on has been set at

5:00 PM Eastern Time, February 25, 2016

and the deadline for institutes to approve the applications is

5:00 PM Eastern Time, March 17, 2016.

These deadlines are firm.

Click here for more information on the National Competitive Grants program.

  Celebrating Soil

 2015 Maryland Water Symposium

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
Hoff Theater
Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland, College Park

In honor of the International Year of Soils and in recognition of the critical roles that soils play in the water cycle, the MWRRC celebrates "the living skin of the Earth." Our celebration will feature an informal poster reception, followed by a screening of the award-winning documentary, "Symphony of the Soil".

Admission is free.

Click here for more information


The MWRRC is administered by the

United States Geological Survey, Water Resources Division

Other Water Resources Sites:

US Environmental Protection Agency
Maryland Department of the Environment
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Chesapeake Bay Program

To receive notification of the Center's future Symposia and funding opportunities, follow this link to join the Maryland Water Resources Research Center email list.