January 23, 2013, St. John’s NL: Post-secondary students have until February 7 to submit applications for a prestigious research awards competition.

The Research & Development Corporation’s Ocean Industries Student Research Awards target post-secondary undergraduate and graduate students in Canada and around the world who are interested in pursuing ocean industries-related studies and research in Newfoundland and Labrador at Memorial University, its Marine Institute, or the College of the North Atlantic.

Relevant fields of study include areas such as offshore petroleum engineering, geoscience, ocean engineering, ocean technology including marine transport, fisheries, aquaculture and other areas such as marine science that support R&D, innovation and the commercialization of ocean technologies.

Awards range in value from up to $7,500 per award for undergraduate research and $20,000 to $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.

Applications are due by 4 p.m., Thursday, February 7.

More information on the awards, as well as the application and guidelines, can be found online at www.rdc.org.

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Media Contact: Jeff Green Manager, Marketing & Communications Research & Development Corporation 709-758-0973, 691-8892 jeffsgreen@rdc.org