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Proposal Process

See a technical problem or challenge for water and power management that could be addressed through research and development?

Any Reclamation employee is invited to submit a proposal to the Science and Technology (S&T) Program, so please submit your ideas or contact us to work with a Reclamation employee.

Review Process

The flowchart shows how activities are selected, evaluated, and implemented.

Proposal Process

Review Schedule

Technical experts, subject matter experts outside of Reclamation, review each proposal for technical adequance. These technical experts will typically. Relevancy reviewers, Reclamation subject matter experts who are managers in regional offices, area offices, and/or other program office, review each proposal for its relevance to Reclamation's needs and priorities.

Other factors that will influence proposal selection are steering team priorities, administration priorities, contribution toward Reclamation and Science and Technology Program mission goals, and demonstrated progress and accomplishments (for ongoing proposals). See our research needs and priorities.

The Director of Research will also rely on the priorities established by Congressional appropriations language, administration initiatives, and current knowledge of Reclamation priorities to make final funding decisions.

This information was last updated on May 21, 2015
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