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CRSS Student Field Research Grants

The CRSS Student Field Research Grants were established in 2008 to help offset the high costs of field research in support of student remote sensing research. Up to three grants may be awarded each year. Each grant is valued at $1000 and will be awarded based on merit of the proposed research and field needs. The grant will partially offset field validation costs in support of a remote sensing based post-graduate thesis, senior undergraduate honours thesis/dissertation or internship major project being undertaken at a Canadian university or college. The recipients of these grants must provide a brief written report on the associated field activities and use of funds, and are expected to present their research findings at a future Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing for which symposium registration will be complimentary.

Eligibility

The student applicant must be a member of CRSS in good standing at the time of application (or have submitted an application for membership, which can be processed with the Student Field Research Grant application). The student must also be registered in an appropriate (accredited) graduate program or senior undergraduate honours dissertation/thesis course/program at a Canadian university or college, and be working towards a thesis or internship major project that has a significant remote sensing component. For doctoral students, the applicant must have either successfully defended their Ph.D. comprehensive exam or had their thesis/internship project proposal approved by their supervisor. A Student Field Research Grant will only be awarded to a student who is about to embark on field work to support their graduate research. The grant is not retroactive to cover the costs of prior field work nor is it meant for non-thesis or other projects. Only one submission from each department or administrative unit within a university or college will be considered, with any internal selections being the responsibility of the department/unit concerned. Prospective applicants should consult with their faculty supervisors prior to commencing an application.

Application process

Submit the following materials to the CRSS Vice-Chair by the deadline:

  • (a)

    A covering letter from the student applicant demonstrating how the eligibility criteria are met.

  • (b)

    A two page proposal written by the student applicant (i.e. not the supervisor or others) that

summarizes: the research question; field validation methodology; field work budget; and the significance of the anticipated results.

  • (c)

    A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé of the student applicant.

  • (d)

    A signed letter of reference from the student’s supervisor, commenting on the applicant as well

as the broader context of the research and field requirements. The letter must be submitted directly from the faculty member, preferably by e-mail with the letter as an attached document that must contain institutional letterhead and a digital scanned signature (otherwise submit hardcopy by mail or fax).

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