Deadline approaches for RDC Ocean Industries Student Research Awards

Jan 14th, 2011

Meaghan Whelan

Deadline approaches for RDC Ocean Industries Student Research Awards

Memorial students interested in applying for the Research & Development Corporation (RDC) 2011 Ocean Industries Student Research Awards have until Friday, Jan. 28 to get their application in.

The awards target graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in ocean industries-relevant programs, including offshore petroleum engineering and geosciences, ocean engineering, fisheries, aquaculture and related marine science, and other areas that support innovation and the commercialization of ocean technologies in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The awards range in value from $7,500 per year for undergraduate research to $20,000-$30,000 per year at the graduate level. There will be an estimated 20 research awards available. The students’ research supervisors will also receive funding to support their supervisory work.

Award candidates will be selected based on academic achievement, the technical merits of the proposed research plan and the relevance of the research to Newfoundland and Labrador’s ocean industries. The final selection of award recipients will be made with advice from RDC’s research awards committee, comprised of academia, industry and government stakeholders in ocean industries.

An information booth will be set up on the third floor of the University Centre on the St. John's campus, from 12-2 p.m., on both Wednesday, Jan. 12, and Thursday, Jan. 13. RDC staff will be on-hand to answer any questions from students.

In November 2010, RDC announced more than $1 million over a three-year period in funding to attract and retain 22 top researchers. In total, eight doctoral, 12 master's, and two undergraduate students at Memorial University of Newfoundland were recognized as the inaugural recipients of the awards.

Applications are available at



Faculty of Science

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000