Parrot/Pix4D Climate Innovation Grant Deadline of Jan. 31st
To submit you application, go to at edu.parrot.com/climate
Background – The overarching goal of this grant program is to foster innovation in our understanding and mitigation of the impacts of global climate change. The award will consist of drone hardware and software for field research. Competitive proposals should include an aerial geographical/mapping dimension using UAVs and Pix4D photogrammetric software, as well as multispectral imagery related to the technical capabilities of the Parrot Sequoia camera. Applications are open to researchers across a range of disciplines, from archaeology to zoology. Proposals that integration drone technology with existing long-term experiments and studies are highly encouraged.
Eligibility – Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, judged on novelty, scientific merit and team experience. Applicants are not required to have advanced degrees. However, advanced degrees, formal association with educational organizations or institutions, and a strong record of climate change research will be ranked accordingly.
Proposals are not restricted to location — Worldwide applications will be considered, though applications should be submitted in English only. Only one proposal will be accepted per applicant.
This grant program does not provide financial support, nor does it offer scholarships or fellowships of any kind. Awards consist of a single drone package (hardware, software, and basic introductory training as needed). Grantees will be solely responsible for understanding and meeting country-specific UAV regulations for research use at a given field locality (e.g. Part 107 in the United States). Additional terms and conditions related to the proper use of drone hardware may apply.
Grant award specifics – Each award winner will receive an aerial mapping kit that includes a single multirotor drone (3DR Solo or similar), 2 extra batteries, one Parrot Sequoia camera, Sequoia integration cables, and 6-month licence for Pix4D (totally ~ $6500 USD value). Drone hardware and software support is intended to function as complementary support. The award committee strongly encourages applicants to seek additional, concurrent funding from your organization, university or other funding agencies.
Project communication expectations – Successful teams will be expected to coordinate with Parrot to communicate and promote their research and through Parrot social media channels on a regular basis throughout the duration of the project. Please submit a two-page proposal along with your resume or academic CV by Feb. 1, 2017 to be considered for this grant.
Go to edu.parrot.com/climate