Requests for Proposals

Evaluating Tools for Integrating Land Use and Water Management

Submission Deadline: May 16, 2021 at 11:59 PM

The Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy, a center of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, invites proposals for original research that evaluates the suite of tools, practices, and processes the Babbitt Center has identified as key to connecting land use and water management. This evaluation may assess the overall suite of tools and identify priorities for further research and development; evaluate a category of tools; or rigorously evaluate a specific form of the tool. Research must be based in the U.S.

RFP Schedule

  • Prior to May 16: Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete a pre-bid informal consultation (contact Erin Rugland at 480-323-0778 or
  • May 16, 2021: RFP submission due at 11:59 p.m. PDT through this form
  • May 26, 2021: Selected applicants notified of award
  • November 1, 2021: Intermediate summary/progress report due*
  • May 1, 2022: Final deliverable due*

*Flexible and can operate on a shorter timeframe

Proposal Evaluation

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 team and relevant analytical and/or practice-based experience.
  • Potential impact and usefulness of the project for practitioners integrating land and water management.
  • Potential for results to transfer to a wide variety of contexts, even if the proposal focuses on one community.


Submission Deadline
May 16, 2021 at 11:59 PM


Land Use, Land Use Planning, Water, Water Planning