RFPs and Reporting

The Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin receives $5 million per biennial budget from the Wisconsin State Legislature. These funds are distributed to the UW institutions through a Request for Proposal process. Questions about RFPs or grants that have been awarded? Please email rfp-questions@uwm.edu.

Award Change Requests

If you have a current award from the Freshwater Collaborative and need to request a change to program timeline, activities, partners, PI, lead institution, funding, or project goals and objectives, please use the form below.

Funds designated for salary and fringe vary from what was approved in the original grant. No additional funds can be moved to salary and fringe, and no funds from fringe and salary can be moved to other categories.

Award Change Request Form

Request for Proposals

The next RFP will open February 2025.

Reporting Requirements

The Freshwater Collaborative annual evaluation period takes place in Sept/Oct. The data collected is used to communicate the collective work of the Freshwater Collaborative to its academic, community, governmental, and industry partners as well as to the Wisconsin State Legislature.