2011 Student Equipment Grant Notice

2011StudentGrantPosterNortekUSA is soliciting innovative proposals from graduate students for the 7th Annual NortekUSA equipment loan & travel fund grant. 

Students interested in measuring currents, turbulence, or waves in the ocean, beach, estuary, lake or laboratory are encouraged to apply. At least two individual awards will be made to outstanding graduate students involved in any discipline of oceanography or engineering. 

Projects geared towards innovative oceanographic or engineering studies for renewable energy applications (offshore wind, wave, tide) are especially encouraged to apply.  Special consideration will be given to partnerships between university students and commercial renewable energy developers.

The award recipients will receive a Nortek Aquadopp, Aquadopp Profiler, HR Profiler, AWAC, Vector or Vectrino velocimeter for a 3 month deployment as well as $1,000 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 be format as a single PDF file and include student’s CV and detailed three page description of intended research plan including scientific hypothesis, analysis methods, Nortek instrument requested, deployment time and location, and detailed plan indicating safe keeping and recovery of instrument.  The proposal portion shall be no longer than 3 pages and the CV no longer than 3 pages (6 pages total maximum).  The PDF filename should be format as: FirstLast_University.pdf

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

All proposals are due by 1 February 2011 and the awards will be issued in March 2011.


Award Details:

The $1,000 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 may be shared with NortekUSA for development and marketing purposes.