Great Salt Lake Research Grants

Request for Proposals (RFP) 2023

** The application period for FY 2023 Tech Team proposals has been extended. All proposals are due by Wednesday, May 4th at 5:00 pm. Email to lauravernon@utah.gov.**

The Utah Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands is accepting applications for 2023 Great Salt Lake Research Grants. The applications are now due to the Division by May 4, 2022. Funding for awarded projects will be available on July 1, 2022. 

The “hot topics” the Great Salt Lake Technical Team seeks to address this year are:

  1. Causeway breach flow
  2. Microbialites
  3. Water delivery to GSL wetlands
  4. Wetland health and shorebird use
  5. GSL and dust
  6. Lakebed mapping

2023 Request for Grant Application

Request for Proposals (RFP) 2022

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands at the recommendation of the Research and Grants subcommittee of the Great Salt Lake Technical Team awarded grants for research project work on the Great Salt Lake. Proposals came from universities, government agencies, and private consulting and/or research firms.

The “hot topics” the Great Salt Lake Technical Team addressed with this round of funding were:

  1. Great Salt Lake salt mass balance
  2. Nest success on Great Salt Lake marshes
  3. Assessing water delivery and water needs of Great Salt Lake wetlands
  4. Native wetland revegetation to restore wetland habitat
  5. Invasive plants in wetlands
  6. Sources of microplastics to Great Salt Lake
  7. Water banking to increase or maintain flows to Great Salt Lake
  8. Archaeological investigation

Request for Proposals (RFP) 2021

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands at the recommendation of the Research and Grants subcommittee of the Great Salt Lake Technical Team awarded grants for research project work on the Great Salt Lake. Proposals came from universities, government agencies, and private consulting and/or research firms.

The “hot topics” the Great Salt Lake Technical Team addressed with this round of funding were:

  1. Gunnison Bay salt crust
  2. Great Salt Lake waterfowl production
  3. Wetland revegetation and restoring ecosystem services
  4. Microbial primary production
  5. Quantifying the connection between groundwater input to Great Salt Lake and active microbialite communities
  6. Groundwater and shoreline surface crust mechanics
  7. Modeling the flow through the openings in the causeway

Request for Proposals (RFP) 2020

The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands at the recommendation of the Research and Grants subcommittee of the Great Salt Lake Technical Team awarded grants for research project work on the Great Salt Lake. Proposals came from universities, government agencies, and private consulting and/or research firms.

The “hot topics” the Great Salt Lake Technical Team addressed with this round of funding were:

  1. Effects of low lake levels on air quality
  2. Salt balance in Great Salt Lake
  3. Dynamics of the deep brine layer
  4. Heavy metal distribution in soils and plants of Great Salt Lake wetlands
  5. Wetland revegetation and restoring ecosystem services
  6. Causeway flow
  7. Farmington Bay inundation
  8. Microplastics in the Great Salt Lake

Research Grants Final Reports