The FlowCam Aquatic Research Grant is open for applications for the 2023-24 academic year. This popular equipment grant for marine, freshwater, or estuarine ecosystems research is now in its sixth year. We are excited to provide this opportunity for graduate students and undergraduate faculty members to apply for the use of a FlowCam instrument for the semester of their choice, plus funding to attend a conference to present their work.
2022 award recipient Dr. Brian Beal is a professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine at Machias. As the director of the Marine Science Field Station at the Downeast Institute, Dr. Beal plans to use FlowCam to study phytoplankton, bivalve, and other molluscan larvae, as well as eggs from some bivalve species. FlowCam will be used by students enrolled in Dr. Beal's summer Marine Ecology course. Pictured above, students are working at an intertidal flat (Grand Marsh Bay, Gouldsboro) to sample Arctic surf clams (Mactromeris polynyma) from experimental grow-out boxes.
Graduate applicants are eligible for a FlowCam 8000 (8100 or 8400), and undergraduate applicants are eligible for a FlowCam 5000.
Looking for research ideas? Read about previous grant recipients here on our blog:
|2022 Graduate Recipient
Kelsey Meyer, University of New Hampshire
|2021 Graduate Recipient Zabdiel Roldan-Ayala CUNY Queens College||2020 Undergraduate Recipient
Drs. Kerry Whittaker & LeAnn Whitney
Maine Maritime Academy
For more information about our aquatic grant program, including eligibility requirements, proposal guidelines, and submission instructions, please visit our Aquatic Grant web page.