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Edmund Optics 2013 European Research & Innovation Award

Now Accepting Applications

(PresseBox) (Karlsruhe, ) Edmund Optics®, the premier provider of optical components, is now accepting applications for their 2013 Edmund Optics European Research & Innovation Award. Edmund Optics will be awarding grants worldwide totaling $85,000 USD, in products, in support of outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at non-profit colleges and universities,

"We are thrilled and humbled by the success of our higher education grant program and pleased to kick-off our fourth year," said Kirsten Bjork-Jones, Director of Global Marketing Communications. "We remain committed to supporting and recognizing outstanding research programs and inspiring future optical innovation. It's easy to apply and I would encourage anyone involved in a project using optics, optomechanics or imaging components at a non-profit college or university to do so."

To apply for an EO award, just visit and click on the "Apply Now" button. The application requests information about you, the Research Project in which you are involved, and the types of products you would select if your program were awarded a grant. Hurry, application deadline is 30 June 2013.

The process for selecting Award winners is determined by the EO Award Team. After thorough review of applications, finalists are selected and asked to provide more detailed information about their programs. Award recipients are then selected based on the following criteria: technical merit and innovative use of optics in a research setting or lab. Finalists will be announced on 24 July 2013, and winning Award Recipients will be announced on 4 September 2013. Complete Terms and Conditions can be found online.

Award recipients from 2012 hailed in the US from Rice University, Indiana University, and Harvey Mudd College; from the University of Zurich, University of Marburg, and Vienna University in Europe; and Nanyang Technological University, Osaka University, and National Yang-Ming University in Asia. The scope of the research projects ranged from developing new techniques in biological imaging and cellular resolution imaging of the living animal to better understand fundamental questions of brain function and dysfunction to focusing a pulse laser to cause laser-induced breakdown to create non-equilibrium plasma that can ignite flammable mixed gas in biofuels. To learn more about past Edmund Optics Award recipients and their winning programs, please visit

Award applications can be found at and must be submitted by 30 June 2013. Award winners to be announced on 4 September 2013.

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