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2021 FlowCam Aquatic Grant Program is Ready for Launch

Maine Maritime Academy FlowCam GrantThe FlowCam Aquatic Research Equipment & Travel Grant is back by popular demand for the 2021-22 academic year. This equipment grant provides an opportunity for one graduate student and up to two undergraduate faculty members to receive the use of a FlowCam for the semester of their choice.

Graduate applicants are eligible for a FlowCam 8000 (8100 or 8400) and undergraduate applicants are eligible for a FlowCam 5000.

Pictured here: Drs. Kerry Whittaker (left) and LeAnn Whitney (right) of Maine Maritime Academy (MMA), winners of the 2020 FlowCam Undergraduate Grant.

Here are a few key changes that we have made to the program this year:

  • Applicants are no longer restricted to having the FlowCam in the fall semester. Instead, you can choose a semester to coincide with fieldwork, teaching schedules, etc.
  • The graduate and undergraduate deadlines will be staggered (March 15th for graduate and June 15th for undergraduate), allowing graduate students to take advantage of the summer sampling season if needed, and providing undergraduate faculty with time over the summer to submit their applications.
  • Undergraduate faculty can apply to use the FlowCam as part of a class (Curriculum category) and/or to support the research of a particular student (Research category).
  • YFT will provide a new set of proposal guidelines for each program in lieu of an application form to create more flexibility.

Looking for inspiration? Read about last year's grant recipients on our blog here:

2020 Undergraduate Recipient: Maine Maritime Academy

2020 Graduate Recipient: Savannah Mapes, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

For more information about our aquatic grant program, including eligibility requirements, proposal guidelines and submission instructions, please visit our Aquatic Grant web page.

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