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Funding and Research Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

The South Dakota Water Resources Institute offers, in collaboration with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) several competitive research grant programs.

Grant TitleGrant DescriptionApplication deadlineWho can apply?# of awards annually
104bThe 104b grants are awarded to research projects relating to water resources science and engineering.

March 15, 2024

Faculty or affiliates from South Dakota public universities and colleges2-4
104gThe 104g grants focuses on water problems and issues of regional or interstate natureMay 13, 2024Any investigator at an institution of higher learning in the United States5–10 nationwide

Student Research Opportunities

The South Dakota Water Resources Institute frequently has student research opportunities available at both undergraduate and graduate level. The research topics typically relate to agricultural and environmental water management, including hydrology, water management, water quality and water use.

We routinely use remote sensing technologies, computer-based ecosystem or hydrological models and state-of-the-art field monitoring equipment as part of our research programs.

Please give us a call or send us an email if you are interested in working with us or are looking for research opportunities.