ASD is now accepting submissions for the 11th annual Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program. ASD continues its tradition of challenging graduate students from all fields of study involving remote sensing and field spectroscopy to submit their research projects for the 2018 calendar year.
Graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree, with the most original research proposals, will be awarded temporary use of a FieldSpec® 4 Standard-Res spectroradiometer (350-2500 nm) or a FieldSpec HandHeld 2 spectroradiometer (325-1075 nm) for a specified period of time. Students may use the spectroradiometers for a wide range of field research applications, such as hyperspectral image interpretation, image validation and multispectral remote sensing study and analysis.
Applicants must be attending an accredited college or university in the US or in most countries where Carnet documentation for shipments is accepted. Each recipient is also eligible for up to $500 USD to cover the cost of publication fees and travel assistance, if the resulting paper, abstract, or poster presentation is accepted for publication in a relevant scientific journal and/or at a relevant scientific conference. The program organizers also request that the participants provide ASD with a short summary of their research and results.
Proposals for the 2018 program are due 20 October 2017. They do not need to be of immediate practical application or have a guarantee of success. Priority will be given to proposals that creatively bridge multiple disciplines. An interdisciplinary review committee will carefully assess each submission to make the final selections. Accepted students will be announced in December 2017.