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Ocean Insight 2020 Grant Program

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The 2020 Ocean Insight Grant Program encourages the use of spectral technologies in support of research that promotes a safer, cleaner, healthier future. Apply through December 23, 2020, to potentially earn awards up to $20,000 USD in Ocean Insight products.


Researchers from start-up companies and local, state and federal institutions including colleges, universities, research centers and regulatory agencies in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) are eligible.

Grant Program Awards

Ocean Insight will make awards of up to $20,000 USD in equipment donations:

  • Ocean Finalist Awards – up to 4 finalists at $5,000 in products
  • Ocean Merit Awards – up to 2 winners at $10,000 in products
  • Ocean Inspiration Award – up to 1 winner at $20,000 in products

In addition to the product donation, awardees are entitled to enhanced technical support from Ocean Insight, at a level that will be determined upon award. This support may include a virtual consultation session, online training, or a single Ocean Lab Services feasibility study.

Important Dates 

  • Program launch: Oct. 1, 2020
  • Application deadline: Dec. 23, 2020
  • Finalists selected: Jan. 15, 2021
  • Award recipients announced: Feb. 1, 2021


Your application must be submitted no later than Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. When submitting your application, you agree to the following terms:

  • Permission for Ocean Insight to generate publicity relating to the application and/or award including press releases and case studies.
  • Permission for Ocean Insight to contact the applicant(s) about our products and services.

Successful Applications 

Ocean Insight collaborates with customers to discover, refine and deliver new approaches to solving the world’s most pressing problems with spectral technologies. Our expert Grant Program judging panel will evaluate applications based on their technical merit, innovation, and advancement of initiatives that improve health, safety or the environment. Examples include improved medical diagnostics, more accurate security screening technologies, and more advanced crop analysis.

Other Considerations 

  • No purchase is necessary to apply for an award.
  • Ocean Insight reserves the right to exclude applications that fail to meet program criteria, and to limit the number of award recipients to only the most meritorious.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted.
  • Grantees have six (6) months from the date of the award to order Ocean Insight equipment and apply the award. Grantees may not disperse the award over more than two (2) transactions.
  • Products selected by grantees will be valued in USD at the standard retail pricing in effect when the award is redeemed.
  • Ocean Insight is not responsible for any local, state or federal taxes resulting from the award.
  • In addition to the product donation, and as part of the donation transaction only, Ocean Insight will provide to grant winners standard UPS ground shipping at no charge. Expedited shipping, and customs fees or duties, are not part of the award.
  • Ocean Insight reserves the right to change the terms or conditions of the program at any time, for any reason, without prior written notice.

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