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CBET opportunity for public participation in water quality research


February 13, 2017

The NSF Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) invites proposals in Public Participation in Engineering Research to enhance community engagement with water quality engineering research through Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) NSF 17-055.

Proposals may involve the use of citizen science and crowdsourcing to address a variety of water quality research topics, such as:

  • inorganic, organic and microbial contaminants in ground water and surface water;
  • upstream and downstream wastewater discharge;
  • drinking water infrastructure and distribution systems, including private wells and taps;
  • relationships between water quality and quantity; and
  • water used for other purposes like irrigation.

Proposals for fiscal year 2017 funding must be submitted by May 1, 2017.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2017, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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