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.

Reporting Requirements

The Freshwater Collaborative is currently collecting annual evaluation data for ongoing projects. The data collected from this survey will be 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. 

Each PI with a currently funded project will receive an email from noreply@qualtrics.uwm.edu that includes a custom link to a survey specific to their project. If you do not receive a link by September 6, please email rfp-questions@uwm.edu. The survey is due by October 1, 2023.  

The PDF below provides the survey questions you will be asked.


If you or a colleague has a project that is ending this year, you will receive a separate survey in late September.

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.

Award Change Request Form

Request for Proposals

There are no open RFPs at this time.