We are happy to have received 15 applications from 8 countries. The topics proposed by applicants were diverse and targeted over 12 countries. All proposals were thoroughly evaluated by our internal and external experts, and the following winner was selected:
NORTHERN WIDGET LLC, a corporation organized under the laws of Minnesota, the United States of America.
The topic of the selected proposal is:
Inexpensive open-source data loggers and sensors for water-level and hydrologic measurements in least-developed countries.
A short summary of the proposal:
We will build upon our past 7 years of open-source instrumentation development for field scientists to deliver operational hydrological monitoring stations and the capabilities to build and maintain them to our partners in Afghanistan and Bhutan, with the eventual goal to expand their use globally.