WSU Food-Energy-Water Nexus Request for Proposals

In response to recent internal and external calls for Food-Energy-Water (FEW) research, CEREO in conjunction with the State of Washington Water Research Center (SWWRC) and the Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources (CSANR) organized a system-wide FEW workshop on 13 May 2015 to identify and energize high-priority FEW research initiatives at WSU. The workshop represented a broad diversity of disciplines who engaged in an energetic discussion about the areas in which environmental researchers can have the greatest impact on FEW issues.

The three Centers, in conjunction with the Office of ResearchCollege of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA), and the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS), are now pleased to offer seed and planning grants to initiate and extend proposal ideas related to the Food-Energy-Water nexus at WSU.

Description: The FEW seed and planning grant program seeks interdisciplinary proposals that foster collaborative research on complex environmental issues through a diversity of disciplines and partnerships between WSU academic units, campuses and institutions outside WSU.  Seed grants support exploration of new research ideas, including high-risk, first-step activities that lead to large, interdisciplinary proposals [$25,000 max per project].  Planning grants are available for the development – typically for more mature research ideas – of specific proposal components and multi-institutional engagement that provide the framework for large, interdisciplinary proposals [$10,000 max per project].

Eligibility: Any interdisciplinary team of WSU faculty is encouraged to apply.  If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact

The deadline for proposals is Aug 7th, 2015.  For more information and submission details, please read the WSU Food-Energy-Water RFP.