ASD Inc., a PANalytical company reminds students to apply for the 2015 ‘Goetz Instrument Support Program’ by October 15

ASD Inc., a PANalytical company reminds students to apply for the 2015 ‘Goetz Instrument Support Program’ by October 15
October 02, 2014

Selected students will be awarded advanced spectroradiometers to enhance novel and unconventional research projects.

BOULDER, Colo. – Oct. 2, 2014 – ASD Inc., a PANalytical company, the global leader in high-performance near-infrared (NIR) analytical instrumentation and material analysis solutions, today reminds graduate students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree in any field of scientific study to submit their application for the Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program by Wednesday, October 15.

Students with the most groundbreaking research proposals will be awarded a FieldSpec 4 Standard-Res spectroradiometer or a FieldSpec HandHeld 2 spectroradiometer for a specified period of time. Both instruments are known for outstanding performance and portability. The spectroradiometers can be used by students for a wide range of field research applications such as image interpretation, ground truthing, materials classification and ecological impact analyses.

Proposals do not need to be of immediate practical application or have a guarantee of success. Priority will be given to proposals that creatively bridge multiple disciplines. An interdisciplinary review committee will carefully assess each submission to make final selections before announcing accepted students in December 2014.

Applicants must be attending an accredited college or university in the United States, or any country where ATA Carnet documentation for shipments is accepted. If the resulting paper is accepted for publication in a scientific journal and/or at a relevant scientific conference, recipients are eligible for up to USD 500 to cover the cost of publication fees. The program organizers also request the participants provide ASD with a short summary of their research and results.

“Every year we receive many interesting proposals from students around the world who are interested in using NIR instrumentation to develop their own projects,” said Dr. Brian Curtiss, CTO of ASD. “The winning students are able to pursue their interests and work on innovative research projects, giving them a great advantage over their peers. It’s an excellent research and learning opportunity.”

Additional information about the Goetz Instrument Support Program and proposal guidelines are available on the Goetz Instrument Program page at


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