Education Grant Program
The Innovations in Educational Spectroscopy Grant Program provides resources to public and private teaching institutions. The program uses spectroscopy as a general-purpose measurement tool to promote the use of modern instrumentation and technology in science and engineering curricula. We offer several funding options:
Program A: Funding toward proposals for extramural funds for purchasing science equipment
Ocean Optics offers funding in support of proposals to federal, state and private institutions for the advancement of research utilizing Ocean Optics products. Program A covers the customer who applies for funding from an institution such as NSF, NIH or similar body and needs to demonstrate that they have received an educational grant discount from Ocean Optics. Most awards represent a discount of approximately 5% of the order amount.
Program B: Funding for purchasing science equipment to develop science and engineering curricula
We offer educational discounts toward the purchase of Ocean Optics products to be used for developing new science and engineering curricula. Funding levels vary according to the product, but typically start at 5%. Higher percentage awards are available for grantees that develop curricula, experiments and related material and provide these materials to Ocean Optics for posting at our website and in other media. Awards are granted based on the strength of the applicant’s technical proposal and the originality of the proposed curricula.
Grant Application Guidelines
All grant applicants must complete an online Educational Grant Application form.
Grants are available to any qualifying non-profit educational institution located in the U.S. Institutions based outside the U.S. may be considered but should contact Ocean Optics before submitting an application. Grant applications must be signed by the submitting instructor (or principal investigator) and an authorized official of the institution. The submitting instructor should be a full-time (>50%) employee of the institution.