NAWI provides funding for early stage applied research to lower the cost and energy required to produce clean water from nontraditional water sources such as seawater, inland brackish groundwater, industrial and municipal wastewater, and produced water from oil and gas development.
The NAWI’s request for proposal (RFP) research topics are guided by 5 roadmaps as well as one roadmap synthesis report. These reports provide detailed descriptions of our research priorities, based on an extensive technology road mapping process. Read the reports.
NAWI strongly encourages collaborations between universities, national laboratories, industry, and trade organizations. Apply to join the alliance to find research partners. Membership in the NAWI Alliance is cost-free and will allow you to access a library of materials and contact lists, which may be helpful when developing a competitive proposal.
NAWI issues RFPs to solicit early-stage applied research projects that align with key research priorities. The first RFP was released in 2020 and the second RFP was released in 2021. We anticipate another RFP in 2022.
InfoReady is NAWI’s funding application portal dedicated to NAWI Request for Proposals (RFPs) and the funding application process. You can find out about RFPs, read frequently asked questions, and submit applications on InfoReady.