Summary ContentOur proposal guidelines are designed to ensure consistency and expedite the review process. Use the worksheets below to assist with proposal development.
Federal Agreements: (provided here as informational only)
Research Priority ProgramThis program enables us to solve broadly relevent subscriber issues and challenges with a targeted, sustained research effort. The program is developed around research focus areas; discrete, high-priority problems to be solved, or opportunities to be realized, for subscribers.
Guidelines For Research Priority Area Program Proposals (PDF)
Emerging Opportunities ProgramThe Emerging Opportunities Program enables us to quickly sponsor time-critical research on emergent, high priority subscriber issues. The program also allows us to commit co-funding for subscriber-relevant research ideas developed by approved partner organizations.
Emerging Opportunities Program Worksheets: (included in the guidelines, or you may download them separately)
Tailored Collaboration Program
The Tailored Collaboration Program enables us to partner directly with our utility subscribers on research. Under the Tailored Collaboration Program, a utility subscriber or group of subscribers can obtain matching funds for a research idea that they have developed.
Tailored Collaboration Program Worksheets: (included in the guidelines, or you may download them separately)
Facilitated Research Services ProgramThe Facilitated Research Services Program enables our utility subscribers to tap into WRF’s research management expertise. In particular, WRF periodically conducts technology demonstration studies under the Facilitated Research Services Program to prove the applicability and operational capability of emerging technologies.
Technology Demonstration Study Proposal Instructions
Facilitated Research Services Worksheets: