The USGS in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources is looking to support research that improves and enhances the nation's water supply.  Researchers from accredited institutes of higher learning are eligible to apply for a grant through the Montana Water Center.  Proposals that involve collaboration between USGS and university scientists are encouraged.  

The goal of this program is to help address water resource problems of significance to Montana by stimulating innovative water-related research among faculty across the Montana University System. Each year, approximately $40,000 is available to support water-related research, and early-career faculty members are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Each year, the Montana Water Center awards Montana graduate students with financial support through its annual Water Resource Fellowship Program. The goal of this program is to help support graduate students in the broad realm of water resource research. For example, funds may support the purchase of materials or supplies, travel to a scientific meeting, field work, travel for research training, laboratory fees, etc. The maximum amount of funding that can be requested by an individual is $2,000.