2007 Student Equipment Grant Notice

2007PosteNortekUSA is soliciting proposals from graduate students for the annual equipment loan & travel fund grant. Two individual awards will be made to outstanding graduate students involved in any discipline of oceanography or ocean engineering. One grant will go to a project utilizing a Nortek instrument in a typical research application. The second grant will be awarded to an individual utilizing the equipment in a novel application geared towards a better understanding of any bio-physical interaction.

 The award recipients will receive a Nortek Aquadopp, Aquadopp Profiler, AWAC or Vector velocimeter for a 3 month deployment as well as $1000 to be used for travel to a national conference to present scientific results from the project.

Proposals will be judged on:

  • Scientific merit
  • Innovative spirit
  • Demonstrated need for equipment
  • Ability to obtain quantifiable results in a 3 month deployment

Proposals should include student’s CV and detailed three page description of intended research plan including scientific hypothesis, Nortek instrument requested, deployment time and location, and detailed plan indicating safe keeping and recovery of instrument.

Proposals and inquires should be directed to inquiry@nortekusa.com.

All proposals are due by 1 February 2007 and the awards will be issued by 1 March 2007.


Award Details:


The $1000 grant is intended to be used to cover travel expenses to a national conference to present results from project. The money will be payable upon abstract acceptance in suitable conference. Student must acknowledge NortekUSA in any presentation and publication resulting from data collected with the Nortek equipment. Data collected with Nortek equipment will be shared with NortekUSA for development and marketing purposes.