Request for Proposals 104(b) - Eligibility
- Federal guidelines for this USGS program require that principal investigators (PI) be faculty or regular staff of a four-year institution of higher education in Maine. Co-investigators are not required to meet this criterion.
- All PIs and co-PIs must be current on deliverables from prior USGS Institute grants.
- Federal employees cannot be Principal Investigators, but are encouraged as co-investigators. Federal employees may not be supported by funds from these grants, but are encouraged to provide fiscal support for the project. Federal support cannot be counted as match.
- This program supports water resource-related research. Projects primarily focusing on human health, specific biological organisms or communities (unless to be used as an indicator or wider application), oceanography, or exclusively marine issues are not eligible for this program under federal rules. Estuarine proposals are eligible for funding.
We encourage researchers at all colleges and universities to apply for research or information transfer grants. Additional special consideration is given to new researchers, junior faculty, and graduate student projects.