AAUS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
The mission of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) is to
facilitate the development of safe and productive scientific divers
through education, research and the advancement of standards for
scientific diving practices, certifications and operations. The AAUS
Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation established to promote the
philanthropic efforts of the Academy.
The Foundation will administer both existing and new scholarship initiatives on behalf of the Academy.
For more information or to apply for any scholarship, please visit www.aausfoundation.org
AAUS awards competitive scholarships to graduate students engaged in,
or planning to begin, a research project in which diving is used as an
important research tool or the research topic is diving science. One scholarship is given for each level, Ph.D. and Masters, at $3000 each. AAUS
Foundation may also award two additional $1500 scholarships to the next
top-ranking proposals. If the additional scholarships are awarded, they
may be split between the master and doctoral programs or they may be
both awarded within a single program.
Applicants for research awards must fulfill the following requirements:
Be a current member of AAUS (student or full member).
Be enrolled in or formally accepted into a master or doctoral program.
Submit electronically a brief proposal1 describing the research methods2,
significance of the research, and detailed budget (if part of a larger
budget, specify other funding and describe how AAUS funds will be
1maximum length five pages, including references -
single-spacing, 11 pitch font, one inch margins, figures welcome;
include department and school affiliation in header text
2any diving to be conducted for the proposed research must be conducted under the auspices of an AAUS-sanctioned program
Have a letter of support submitted electronically from a faculty advisor.
Write an article for the E-Slate, an AAUS news publication, describing the proposed research.
Present the results of their research at an AAUS symposium or other
scientific meeting within one year of the project’s completion.
To apply visit www.aausfoundation.org
For more information, contact the Scholarship Committee Chair at [email protected].
Proposal deadline is June 30.
Research award winners are announced October 01.
General Support Awards
Kevin Flanagan Student Travel Award provides up to
$800 to undergraduate and/or graduate students interested in diving
science to attend AAUS scientific meetings. The award is competitive
merit-based. As many as three students may be funded annually. *The
Kevin Flanagan award was established in collaboration with Kevin's
family as a legacy to his commitment to AAUS and scientific diving.
Kevin served as AAUS board member (2009-2011) and diving safety officer
at the University of Hawaii and East Carolina University prior to his
death in April 2012. Our goal is to develop this as the first endowed
award of the AAUS Foundation, permanently funded through interest earned
on the raised capital.
Gear Award -The gear award, previously offered by
Hollis, will not be offered in 2018. Please stay tuned for developments
in this award for 2019.
Applicants for the student travel and gear awards must fulfill the following requirement:
· Be a current member of AAUS (student or full member).
· Be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student.
· Submit electronically a proposal letter describing the
professional benefits to be derived from attending an AAUS meeting and a
budget for travel expenses requested from AAUS.
· Have a letter of support submitted electronically from a faculty advisor.
To apply visit www.aausfoundation.org. Proposal deadline is June 30.
Travel award winners are announced August 01.