Research Overview

The Delta Science Program considers funding scientific research to be a critical component in establishing unbiased and authoritative knowledge directly relevant to Delta management actions. This knowledge will fundamentally advance the understanding of the complex environments and systems within the Bay-Delta system to aid policy-makers, managers and other decision-makers.

There are two mechanisms by which the Delta Science Program funds scientific research: (1) research grants and (2) science fellowships.

Through Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) research grants and Delta Science Fellowships (previously known as CALFED Science Fellowships), the Science Program has funded over 98 research projects totaling over $33 million; the 2004 Full, 2006 Focused, 2007 Supplemental and 2010 Full PSPs resulted in combined funding of 40 proposals for a total of over $25 million while the Science Fellows effort has resulted in a total of 58 fellows projects for a total of over $8 million.

 

Research Grants Program

The Delta Science Program, in collaboration with stakeholders and independent scientists, identifies high priority focused topics for scientific research and solicits the scientific community for proposals to address the topics.

For more information about our grant program please view our Research Grants Program page.

 

Science Fellowship Program

The innovative Delta Science Fellows (formerly known as CALFED Fellows) Program, which began with the class of 2003, funds postdoctoral and graduate researchers to work with community and scientific mentors on targeted Bay-Delta research priorities.

The Fellows Program is administered in conjunction with the California Sea Grant Program.

For more information please view our Fellows Program page.