Grant A. Harris Fellowship


Receive $10,000 in METER research instrumentation

Fewer resources—bigger problems

In the current political climate there’s less money for important environmental research. Yet increased natural disasters associated with climate change mean environmental problems are multiplying. At METER, we want to be a part of the solution. We’re donating to research organizations and institutions to help you do more. Announcing the Grant A. Harris Fellowship.

Be a game changer

The Grant A. Harris Fellowship provides $60,000 worth of METER research instrumentation (six $10,000 awards) to graduate students studying any aspect of agricultural, environmental, or geotechnical science. We want to change the trajectory of your research through funding that will enable you to explore answers to game-changing questions.

Seeking research superheroes

At METER, we are passionate about changing the world through innovative science. Proposals will be judged on novelty, student qualifications, and chance of success. To be notified about application dates for the Grant A. Harris Fellowship, sign up for our newsletter.

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About Dr. Harris

Dr. Grant A. Harris served as Chairman of the Washington State University Department of Forestry and Range Management from 1967-1980 and as Chairman of the Board at Decagon Devices (now METER Group) from 1983 until 2005. Listing his awards, honors, and memberships would make an impressive paragraph, but to those who knew him, his personal merits outshone all his professional honors. He was a born mentor and shared his time and resources freely with students and colleagues alike. This fellowship commemorates his generosity of heart and spirit and his belief that individuals can change the world.

Past recipients are impacting the world

Troy Magney now works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. There, he works with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite, which gathers data about Earth’s carbon dioxide (source).


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