UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
UNH Science Institute Awards Hit a Record $24.5 Million
By Sharon Keeler
UNH News Bureau
February 11, 2002
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire's Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) attracted a record $24.5 million in sponsored research awards last fiscal year, accounting for 30 percent of the university's $81.9 million in total awards.
EOS's funding came primarily from three sources: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
According to David Bartlett, associate director of EOS, external funding supports more than 200 projects at the institute. These awards not only fund faculty research programs, they also support graduate students and undergraduate student research through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships and more informal projects.
The Northeast Consortium, directed by UNH, received the largest grant, $9.5 million from NOAA. The consortium, headed by Ann Bucklin, professor of zoology and director of the N.H. Sea Grant program, encourages and funds partnerships among commercial fishermen, researchers and other stakeholders for collaborative research and monitoring projects in the coastal ocean.
Other programs receiving substantial awards include:
In addition to NASA, NOAA and NSF, EOS also receives sponsored research awards from such organizations as the U.S. Forest Service, the N.H. Department of Education, the N.H. Executive Office of State Planning, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.