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How do I suggest a research project for the USGS?

Unsolicited proposals for both research and research-related awards are a valuable means for the USGS to obtain innovative methods or approaches from outside the government to accomplish our mission.

In order to be considered, proposals must:

  • Be innovative and unique
  • Be independently derived and developed (prepared without government supervision)
  • Include enough detail to determine whether government support would be cost-effective and would benefit the USGS mission

For detailed information on how to write and submit a proposal, see our Guide for the Submission of Unsolicited Proposals in Earth Science Research.

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