**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

Water is one of the most precious resources on earth yet its quantity and quality is threatened by numerous factors. The EPA is inviting scientists and other stakeholders to examine questions using data from the National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) relating to national priorities including climate change, environmental justice, nutrient management, and other water quality challenges.

Each winner or winning team will receive a prize of $5,000. Winners may receive national recognition for their university or organization as well as for the students, scientist, and project activities by being featured on the NARS Data Challenge webpage. Winners may be invited to present at webinars, conferences and/or other events including reaching EPA, state/tribal, and other water quality specialists.

Current graduate students (Masters or PhD program) affiliated with an accredited college or university are welcome to apply. Research scientists including postdoctoral researchers, non-profit research organizations, academics, and scientists from other organizations are welcome to apply. Applicants may apply singly or as a team.

Application Deadline: Final entries are due September 30, 2022; applicants are encouraged to submit an intent to participate by May 31, 2022.

Announcement: https://www.epa.gov/innovation/national-aquatic-resource-surveys-data-analysis-innovation-challenge