AWI Research Support

The Alabama Water Institute is committed to support all faculty and researchers in their endeavors. The programs and initiatives listed below serve to further these goals.


Proposal Support Services

The AWI team offers a variety of services for proposal support to its affiliated faculty. These include but are not limited to: budget support, editorial support, graphic support and many more. The brochure linked below shows in detail all services offered.

AWI Proposal Support Brochure


AWI Interdisciplinary Innovation Program 

The AWI Interdisciplinary Innovation Program (I2 Program) aims to increase the rate of competitive external grant submissions from UA faculty and researchers affiliated with the AWI. The program will support research proposed by interdisciplinary research teams, and which will (a) provide critically necessary empirical pilot data (quantitative and/or qualitative) for a federal grant submission, and (b) include clear timelines and procedures for a federal/foundation research grant submission (separate from the timeline for the pilot project study itself). Submission deadline is October 31 of each year. For further information, please look at guidelines provided below:

AWI Interdisciplinary Innovation Program rev Sept 2021


AWI Research Funds Support

The Alabama Water Institute is committed to supporting its affiliated faculty in their research activities. Below are the criteria and instructions for requesting funds. Requests are not guaranteed to be funded, therefore do not make purchases related to the request before receiving funding notification. All state and UA purchasing guidelines and policies will have to be followed. Requests can be submitted for equipment support, publication support and travel support.

AWI Research Funds Support Guidelines

Submit request here


Office for Research Development Special Topic Workshops and Networking Sessions

The Office for Research Development (ORD) offers workshops and networking sessions to support faculty in their research and scholarly endeavors. The special topic workshops, networking sessions and ongoing workshops are offered throughout the academic year.

List of upcoming workshops