Bemidji National Crude Oil Spill Fate and Natural Attenuation Research Site Request for Proposal Packet
The U.S. Geological Survey Upper Midwest Water Science Center, in collaboration with Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership, Beltrami County, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, is soliciting proposals for projects to be conducted after June 1, 2023, at the National Crude Oil Spill Fate and Natural Attenuation Research Site (Site), located northwest of Bemidji in Beltrami County, Minnesota. Research proposals for new projects led by academic institutions or private industry are especially encouraged, though proposals for continuation studies will also be considered. Total funding available in 2023 is $25,000 and proposals up to $15,000 will be considered; typically, research grants may be provided in the $2,000 - $8,000 range. Proposals may be for projects 1 to 2 years in duration, or for longer term projects that can leverage the available infrastructure and resources at the site. Proposals are due by January 20,2023.