2022 Evaluating Tools for Integrating Land Use and Water Management
The Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy invites proposals for original research in the U.S. that evaluates the suite of tools, practices, and processes the Babbitt Center has identified as crucial to water sustainability and to connecting land use and water management. This evaluation may assess a category of tools or rigorously evaluate a specific tool.
- Prior to May 15: Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete a pre-bid informal consultation (contact Erin Rugland at 480-323-0778 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
- May 15, 2022: RFP submission due at 11:59 p.m. PDT
- June 1, 2022: Selected applicants notified of award
- November 30, 2022: Intermediate summary/progress report due*
- May 1, 2023: Final deliverable due*
*This date is flexible and can operate on a shorter timeline.
The Babbitt Center will evaluate proposals based on five equally weighted criteria:
- relevance of the project to the RFP’s theme of evaluating tools for land and water integration;
- rigor of research methodology;
- capacity and expertise of the researcher(s) and relevant analytical and/or practice-based experience;
- potential impact and usefulness of the project for practitioners integrating land and water management; and
- potential for results to transfer to a wide variety of contexts, even if the proposal focuses on one community.
The geographic focus of this RFP is U.S. communities. Preference will be given to submissions relevant to arid- and semi-arid regions of the U.S. International scopes will be considered so long as they include a component of U.S. research, such as a comparative study between a U.S. community and an international community.