Robert N. Colwell Memorial Fellowship

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)

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Grant amount: US $6,500

Anticipated deadline: Nov 15, 2020 8:00pm PST

Applicant type: PhD Student

Funding uses: Scholarship, Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Canada, United States

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About this funder:



The ASPRS Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization with the primary purpose to advance the understanding and use of spatial data for the betterment of humankind and the effective operation of public and private organizations.

Robert N. Colwell Fellowship


The purpose of the Award is to encourage and commend college/university graduate students at the PhD level who display exceptional interest, desire, ability, and aptitude in the field of remote sensing or other related geospatial information technologies, and who have a special interest in developing practical uses of these technologies.


The award consists of a certificate and a check in the amount of $6,500 and a one-year student or associate membership (new or renewal) in ASPRS.

The award is presented by the ASPRS Foundation from funds donated by students, associates, colleagues, and friends of Robert Colwell, one of the world’s most respected leaders in remote sensing, a field that he stewarded from the interpretation of World War II aerial photographs to the advanced acquisition and analysis of many types of geospatial data from military and civilian satellite programs.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Award is made to a graduate student (PhD level) currently enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in the United States or Canada who is pursuing a program of study aimed at starting a professional career where expertise is required in remote sensing or other related geospatial information technologies.