Students! $$ for Your Research!

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The Kevin Gurr Scholarship awards $3000 to a Master program student.

The Kathy Johnston Scholarship awards $3000 to a Ph.D. candidate.

The AAUS may also award two additional $1500 scholarships to the next two proposals that are ranked the highest. If the additional scholarships are awarded, they may be split between the Master program and the Ph.D. program, or they may be both awarded within a single program.

Proposal deadline is June 30.
Scholarship winners are announced October 1.

Hollis Gear Award Hollis  Gear  has  graciously  offered  to  fund  a  new  scholarship  program  for  AAUS  student members engaged in, or planning to begin, a research project in which diving is or will be used as a principal research tool or study scientific diving.   Hollis will provide up to two awards annually valued  at  $1250  per  recipient  ($1000  in  Hollis  diving  equipment  plus  $250  to  cover  training  or academic diving travel costs).

Proposal deadline is June 30.
Scholarship winners are announced October 1.

Applicant Requirements for Research and Gear Awards:

  • Be a current member of AAUS (student or full member).
  • Be accepted and enrolled in a Masters program (for the Masters Program award) or a Ph.D. program (for the Ph.D. program award).
  • Submit online application form and a proposal of 3 to 5 pages describing the research methods, significance of the research, and a budget (if part of a larger budget, specify how AAUS funds will be spent).
  • Agree to write an article for the E-Slate, a news publication of AAUS, describing the proposed research.
  • Present the results of their research at an AAUS symposium or other scientific meeting within one year of the projects completion.
  • A letter of support from a faculty advisor must be submitted electronically.
  • Proposal deadline – June 30
  • Recipient announced October 1
  • Click here for online application

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 May 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.

Kevin Flanagan Award Applicant Requirements:

  • You may apply for this award in addition to the research and gear awards or independently.
  • 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.
  • A letter of support from a faculty advisor must be submitted electronically.
  • There is no online application form.  Submit all documentation electronically to aausfoundation@gmail.com
  • Proposal deadline is June 30.
  • Scholarship winners are announced August 1.