TL;DR - Apply for an NI FRC grant by October 27, 2017 if your team is planning to (or considering) using LabVIEW for the 2018 FRC season.
Hello from NI!
We hope you had a fantastic summer and are as excited as we are about the upcoming FIRST Robotics Competition season.
We are excited to let you know that the online application for NI FRC team grants is now open. These sponsorships will be awarded for the upcoming 2017/2018 FRC season. If you’ve applied before, you’ll notice the application is similar to last year with one important addition: How is your team sharing LabVIEW with the FRC community?
We think it’s important for students to be exposed to multiple languages throughout their education, and that they should have easily accessible learning resources to do so. When students teach other students, everybody wins.
Please apply online here: https://goo.gl/forms/MHcOSmK83dpuRLpB2
A few things to keep in mind:
: Applications must be submitted by 11:00 pm EST on Friday, October 27, 2017.
: Selected teams will be notified by December 8, 2017.
NI GRANT REQUIREMENTS
: If your team is selected for an NI FIRST grant, you will be required to
Program your competition robot in LabVIEW.
Maintain regular communication with your NI Ambassador (assigned after grant selections) regarding team initiatives, community outreach, competition travel schedule, and competition event results. Your NI Ambassador will also provide you personal technical support throughout the season as needed.
Feature the NI logo on all team signage, including robot, t-shirts, banners, newsletters, website, etc.; use the NI logo according to NI Logo Guidelines (provided by NI).
All teams are encouraged to participate in NI’s new LabVIEW badging program. Program details will be communicated after grant selection.
We look forward to receiving and reviewing this season’s year’s grant applications!
Your NI Team