YSI Foundation “Minding the Planet” Grant

2011 Request for Proposals


This year the YSI Foundation is pleased to seek proposals for research projects that focus on data collection to assess changes in the environment.  Research on quantifying change from artificial disasters (i.e. pollution), natural disasters (i.e. oil spills, flooding), or climate change (i.e. water acidification), and the use of environmental data to demonstrate the changes is preferred.  Proposals should focus on analyzing and interpreting high temporal and/or spatial resolution data collected from autonomous platforms to better understand environmental variations, impacts from natural and human-induced disasters, and climate change.  Examples of autonomous platforms include, but are not limited to, fixed continuous monitoring stations, data buoys, vertical profilers, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), gliders, etc.


This year the YSI Foundation will award two grants – $25,000 to the first recipient selected by an Outside Selection Committee and $15,000 to the second recipient.

Applications are due by Friday, July 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. 
Only electronic applications will be accepted. 
All applications must be emailed to foundation@ysi.com by no later than this time. 
Previous individual recipients are not eligible.


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The grant will be awarded at the 2011 Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation’s (CERF) 21st Biennial Conference in Daytona Beach, Florida, November 6-10, 2011.  


Contact for information and application submittal:

YSI Foundation

Attention: Susan Miller, Foundation President 

1725 Brannum Lane

Yellow Springs, OH 45387

937-657-1710 (cell)

email: smiller@ysi.com

submit applications tofoundation@ysi.com