The Unidata Program Center is pleased to announce the opening of the 2017 Unidata Community Equipment Awards solicitation. Created under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation, Unidata equipment awards are intended to encourage new members from diverse disciplinary backgrounds in the geosciences to join the Unidata community, and to encourage existing members to continue their active participation, enhancing the community process. For 2017, a total of $100,000 is available for awards; proposals for amounts up to $20,000 will be considered.
Past recipients of Unidata equipment awards have used the grants to procure equipment for data sharing, to create interactive data visualization laboratories, and to encourage the use of Unidata software packages in research and education. For the 2016 grants, special consideration will be given to proposals that include one or more of the following:
- Production of online training materials (code notebooks, video tutorials, online documentation, or similar resources) that can be shared with the Unidata community
- Projects that advance data-proximate analysis of large remote datasets (e.g. GOES-R satellite data)
- Installation of equipment that provides student access to modern visualization tools such as AWIPS, IDV, or Jupyter notebooks
The deadline for submitting proposals is March 31, 2017. The Unidata Program Center expects to notify submitters of award status by May 2017. For a complete description of the Unidata Community Equipment Awards program, the proposal format, and the proposal review criteria, see the Call for Proposals.
For more on the Community Equipment Awards, along with previous years' accepted proposals, see the Equipment Awards page.