FlowCam Equipment & Travel Grant Programs


FlowCam Equipment & Travel Grant Programs

Are you studying marine, freshwater or estuarine ecosystems with a focus on microorganisms or other particles? Wouldn't you love a method to streamline your research and speed up the tedious process of manual microscopy?

Fluid Imaging Technologies is excited to bring back the FlowCam Research Equipment & Travel Grant after a four-year hiatus! And, for the first time ever, we are also adding a second grant program just for undergrad students and professors. 

For full details and to download an application, visit our website, or continue reading for an overview.

Who can apply?

Professors, graduate students, and undergraduate students at U.S. colleges & universities studying or teaching about marine, freshwater, or estuarine ecosystems are eligible to apply. 

Grad & undergrad level applications will be judged separately. 

What would I get?

  • Use of a FlowCam 8000 (graduate level) or 5000 (undergraduate) for 4 months and software license(s) for remote data analysis
  • Online FlowCam training & ongoing technical support
  • Funding to present at a North American conference once it is safe to travel again
  • Refer an applicant and receive a FlowCam plankton mousepad

What could I do with a FlowCam?

The FlowCam can be used for a variety of applications that involve enumerating and classifying microscopic organisms and other particles. Potential applications may include harmful algae bloom monitoring, microplastics research, plankton community analyses, and much more.  

Academic programs that could incorporate a FlowCam may include a master's thesis, undergrad thesis or capstone, field & lab courses, research cruises, REU projects, and more.

Read about the projects of former grant recipients on our website. We invite you to contact us to discuss your ideas.

How can I apply?

Visit our website to download an application. Email us to discuss your questions and ideas. Deadline to apply is July 31, 2020. Recipients will be notified by August 15, and should plan to start using their FlowCam in August or September. We will work 1:1 with applicants and recipients as they respond to new developments affecting university activities related to Covid-19.