New Water@UW funding opportunity to support community-based water research

The Morgridge Center for Public Service is excited to partner with Water@UW to announce a new funding opportunity for University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate students, faculty, and staff. Researchers conducting community-based research or looking to include a community-based component in a water-related project are encouraged to apply. Thanks to generous support from the provost, Water@UW-Madison will provide up to $50,000 to fund grants of up to $10,000 per project.

Funding may be used to design and implement a new community-based research (CBR) project, add a CBR component to existing work or continue an ongoing CBR project. In the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, funds are intended to help researchers and practitioners build relationships with partners, co-define research questions, or work toward solutions that are responsive to the needs and challenges of local communities. 

About Water@UW

Water@UW-Madison is a campus-wide community of practice connecting faculty, staff, and students addressing vital questions about water and water issues. The Morgridge Center is a campus leader in advancing community-based research. Both organizations seek to build connections among students, staff and faculty, and local communities and foster collaborative partnerships in support of high-impact and relevant research. Together, we are excited to support water-related projects based on community needs and partnerships. 


Eligible applicants include current faculty, staff, and graduate students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Projects must relate in some way to water, include a CBR component, and must document support from one or more community partners. More information is available in the Application Guidance Document.


Applications are due on April 1, 2023. Please review the Application Guidance before submitting your application. Applications must be submitted through the Qualtrics form by midnight on April 1.

More information

Interested applicants can find more details, including the proposal requirements, the application form linked above and budget information on the Morgridge Center CBR website

Learn more about Water@UW-Madison.

Community-based Water Research Grants: Orientation for Applicants

A recording of the webinar about this grant opportunity is available on the Water@UW-Madison website