November 1, 2012
Women Divers Hall of Fame Scholarships and Grant
Posted as a courtesy only. Please do not contact me about these funding opportunities.—Dida
WDHOF Scholarship and Grants
The Women Divers Hall of Fame ™ (WDHOF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and raising awareness of the contributions of outstanding women divers. WDHOF provides educational, mentorship, financial, and career opportunities to the diving community throughout the world. Each year, WDHOF awards scholarships and training grants that provide financial and educational support to individuals of all ages, particularly those who are preparing for professional careers that involve diving. Scholarships are offered in conservation, marine biology, underwater archaeology, and journalism, graphic arts, or photography. Scholarships are paid directly to the recipient. Training grants provide funding for scuba training and, for some awards, scuba equipment. Information on all scholarships and the online application can be found here.
Posted by Dida at 9:24 AM
May 30, 2012
AAUS Student Scholarships 2012
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The AAUS Foundation awards scholarships to graduate students engaged in, or planning to begin, research projects in which diving is used as an important research tool or studying diving science. The Kevin Gurr Scholarship awards $3000 to a Master program student. The Kathy Johnston Scholarship awards $3000 to a Doctoral student. AAUS may also award additional $1500 scholarships to the next top-ranked proposals. If the additional scholarships are awarded, they may be split between Master and Doctoral programs or awarded within a single program. Applicants must fulfill the following requirements: be a current member of AAUS (student or full member); be accepted and enrolled in a Master or Doctoral program; agree to write an article for the E-Slate describing the proposed research; and present the results of their research at an AAUS symposium or other scientific meeting within one year of the project's completion. Applications are submitted electronically; including a 3-5 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). A letter of support from a faculty advisor must be submitted electronically. Proposal deadline is June 30. Scholarship winners will be announced October 1. For more information and application, visit here, or send questions to the Scholarship Committee Chair.
Posted by Dida at 5:24 PM
July 12, 2011
Doctoral Fellowships for Coral Reef Research at Lizard Island, Australia
These fellowship are available to any student enrolled in a PhD program either at an Australian university or elsewhere. Research must be field intensive and conducted at Lizard Island.
Details can be viewed here.
Please do not contact me about these opportunities. Good luck!
Posted by Dida at 12:56 PM
February 8, 2011
2011 Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grants Program
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Marine Conservation Biology Institute (MCBI) is pleased to announce the 2011 Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grants Program in Marine Environmental History and Historical Marine Ecology. Initiated in 2001, this program supports research documenting historical ocean conditions prior to large-scale human impacts.
This program honors the late Dr. Mia J. Tegner, an esteemed marine biologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography who conducted seminal work in the field of historical marine ecology. Through her studies of long-term changes in abalone populations and kelp forest communities, Dr. Tegner demonstrated the importance and utility of developing ecological baselines for our oceans. Dr. Tegner’s work was shortened prematurely after her untimely death in 2001, while diving off the coast of California.
This year’s program is made possible through a generous grant from Holland America Line.
Research Grants Program
Goal - To fund studies that develop ecological baselines for our oceans, and help policymakers and conservationists better conserve and restore marine biodiversity.
Scope- The program supports natural and social scientists seeking to uncover interactions between natural and human history in marine and estuarine environments worldwide.
MCBI is particularly interested in studies describing systems prior to large-scale human impacts and industrialization. Research may draw on sources ranging from culturally- and geographically-derived information, to biological and physical data. Examples of possible information resources include fishery data, letters, journals, interviews, oral histories, historical documents, maps, photos, field surveys, etc.
MCBI looks to support projects where our funding can significantly contribute to a key phase or project outcome.
Programmatic Focus – MCBI seeks novel proposals that study, document, and describe historical marine ecology throughout the world. We particularly encourage projects related to:
The historical impacts of fishing on marine ecosystems;
Deep-sea coral ecosystems;
US Marine National Monuments;
The High Seas, which are those areas outside of nation’s jurisdictions; and
Holland America Line cruise destinations.
Eligibility- MCBI invites individuals and collaborative teams from both US and international academic institutions and non-governmental organizations to apply. Preference will be given to graduate students, post-graduate researchers, and early career scientists. For more information contact Elizabeth Rauer () or
visit our website .
Eligible Expenses and Limitations – Individual proposals with budgets up to $10,000 (USD) are welcomed. Acceptable funding requests include computing costs, equipment purchases, page charges, supplies, materials, salaries, consulting fees, travel expenses to conduct research, and expenses for residing at research sites. Funds from this program cannot be used for administrative overhead, capital expenditures, general funding and conference travel.
Application Guidelines- The deadline for submission is April 1st, 2011 . Grant decisions will be made by the end of May.
To apply, please include:
A concise project description, including a justification for the proposed project, a summary of proposed methodology, expected impacts, and the project's relevance to marine conservation (2 pages maximum).
Supporting documentation, which should include:
A one-page budget (with justification for expenses and details regarding additional funding sources, if any);
An estimated timeline;
A list of project collaborators and their affiliations;
A curriculum vita for the principal investigator;
A letter of support from a primary academic advisor if the applicant is a student or postdoctoral researcher;
Contact information for at least one referee or reference.
Applicants should e-mail all proposal materials by 11:59 p.m. PDT on April 1st, 2011. PDF documents are preferred, but MS Word and Excel documents are acceptable.
Posted by Dida at 1:22 PM
October 29, 2010
NOAA and NFWF Grant Competition for Coral Reef Conservation Projects
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The NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program, in cooperation with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), has announced the opening of a grant competition for coral reef conservation projects proposed by domestic and international applicants. The RFP can be found here . Approximately $500K will be made available for this competition, which will leverage an equal amount of matching funds provided by applicant organizations for a total investment of approximately $1,000,000. Please see the RFP announcement for a description of the funding categories for this competition as well as other important application information.
Brief pre-proposals for this competition are due on December 15, 2010 and must be submitted via the NFWF Easy Grants system .
NFWF will also host a webinar on December 1st to discuss the priorities identified in the RFP and describe how to write a competitive application. Details and sign up information are also available online.
Posted by Dida at 10:43 AM
October 4, 2010
Women Divers Hall of Fame Scholarship
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WDHOF is offering four scholarships and nine training grants in 2010. Awards are available to women and men of all ages who wish to pursue higher education and training, further their career goals and find opportunities in aquatic and diving-related industries. November 15 deadline. Visit here.
Posted by Dida at 2:54 PM
August 25, 2010
FY11 NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, Domestic Coral Reef Conservation Grants
Posted as a courtesy.-Dida
Please refer to the Full Funding Opportunity announcement for complete application information. The full announcement can be found at here. Click on Find Grant Opportunities>Basic Search and enter CFDA 11.482; click on the Domestic Grants information, which will link you to the Full Announcement/Full Opportunity PDF file./
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY TITLE: CRCP Domestic Coral Reef Conservation Grants
CFDA NUMBER: 11.482, Coral Reef Conservation Program
APPLICATION DUE DATES: Full Proposals must be received by Grants.gov, postmarked, or provided to a delivery service by 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on November 1, 2010. Use of U.S. mail or another delivery service must be documented with a receipt. No facsimile or electronic mail applications will be accepted. Please note: Validation or rejection of your application by Grants.gov may take up to 2 business days after submission. Please consider this process in developing your submission timeline.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION: The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Grant Program, as authorized under the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000, provides matching grants of financial assistance to institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, commercial organizations, and local and Indian tribal government agencies under the Domestic Coral Reef Conservation Grant program. These awards are intended to support coral reef conservation projects in shallow water coral reef ecosystems, including mesophotic depths, in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Proposals submitted to this competition must address at least one of the following four categories: 1) Fishing Impacts; 2) Land-Based Sources of Pollution; 3) Climate Change; and 4)Local and Emerging Management Issues. All proposed work should be consistent with the CRCP National Goals and Objectives 2010-2015
and/or the relevant Jurisdictional Coral Reef Management Priorities. Proposals selected for funding through this solicitation will be implemented through a grant and will require a 1:1 match of non-Federal funds. Approximately $500,000 is expected to be available for this competition in FY 2011. Funding will be divided among the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic regions to maintain the geographic balance of the Grant Program overall, as required by the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000. NOAA will not accept proposals with a budget under $30,000 or over $125,000 under this solicitation. It is expected that the average award size will be $65,000.
Grants and External Funding Coordinator
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program
1305 East West Hwy, Rm 10400
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Posted by Dida at 11:21 AM
July 31, 2010
FY 2011 Funding Opportunity: Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program, Gulf of Mexico
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Title: Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program: Understanding Coral Ecosystem Connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico -- Pulley Ridge to the Florida Keys
Due Date: Full proposals are due October 21, 2010 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time.
NOAA's Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (NOAA/CSCOR), in partnership with the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (NOAA/OER), National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office, and Gulf of Mexico Regional Collaboration Team, is soliciting proposals for a project under the Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program of up to 5 years in duration to conduct research to improve the understanding of population connectivity of key species between the southernmost portion of Pulley Ridge on the West Florida continental shelf and downstream to the coral ecosystems of
the Florida Keys. Coral ecosystems upstream of Pulley Ridge can be considered if directly relevant to population connectivity or to provide context to the overall study. This information will be used to improve the ability of Gulf of Mexico resource managers to proactively develop
strategies to manage and protect poorly understood mesophotic coral ecosystems, including coastal and marine spatial planning and the siting of marine protected areas and marine protected area networks for shallow and mesophotic coral ecosystems.
One project is expected to be supported for up to 5 years, with an annual budget up to $1,000,000. At no additional cost, up to 15 days per year for two years of time using the MolaMola/ /AUV will be provided by the NOAA/OER National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology.
Additionally, NOAA/CSCOR has partnered once again with NOAA/OER to provide their expertise in administering appropriate technologies for field-based research to support your proposal such as advanced technical diving, autonomous underwater vehicles and remotely operated vehicles. Operational costs for conducting the research must be included in the
The full funding opportunity and information on how to apply can befound on grants.gov by clicking on this link
or by searching for CFDA #11.478.
For more information, please contact Kimberly Puglise, NOAA/CSCOR,301-713-3338 x140 or by email.
Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
NOAA's National Ocean Service
1305 East-West Highway, N/SCI2
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-3338 x140
(301) 713-4044 (Fax)
Posted by Dida at 1:15 AM
May 4, 2010
AAUS 2010 Student Scholarships
AAUS will award two $2,500 scholarships in 2010 to graduate students conducting research who are using scientific diving as their principal research tool or studying diving science.
Contingent on funding and quality of proposals, two additional $1,500 scholarships may be awarded. The application deadline is June 30. Recipients will be announced Oct. 1. For more information, email the Scholarship Committee Chair or visit here.
Posted by Dida at 4:27 PM
October 4, 2009
Summer 2010 Internship opportunity with Our World Underwater Scholar and AAUS.
Three full year Rolex scholarships and summer internships for young people 21-26 years old interested in pursuing underwater careers are being offered by Our World Underwater Scholarship Society.
Rolex Society Scholarship application is Dec. 31, 2009
Summer Internship application deadline is Jan, 10, 2010
Posted by Dida at 9:35 AM
October 3, 2009
Women Divers Hall of Fame to award 4 scholarships and 9 grants to aquatic and marine students
posted as a courtesy.-Dida
The Women Divers Hall of Fame™ (WDHOF) is offering 4 scholarships and 9 training grants in 2010 and the deadline for applications is November 15, 2009*. WDHOF offers scholarships and training grants in diverse fields such as marine science, marine archeology, technical diving, hyperbaric medicine, handicapped diving, etc. WDHOF scholarships are available to women as well as men of all ages who wish to pursue higher education & training, further their career goals, and seek out opportunities in the aquatic and diving-related industries.
The Women Divers Hall of Fame is a (501c3) nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and raising awareness of the contributions of outstanding women divers. WDHOF provides educational, mentorship, financial, and career opportunities to the diving community throughout the world.
Since its inception in 2002, the WDHOF Scholarship Program has become the premier venue for scholarships in the diving industry. WDHOF has awarded dozens of scholarships and internships worth thousands of dollars to qualified individuals throughout the world.
Applications for all scholarships and training grants administered by the Women Divers Hall of Fame can be downloaded from the WDHOF website: www.wdhof.org. All applications for 2010 scholarships and training grants must be completed in full and submitted electronically by November 15, 2009 Eastern Standard Time*. Applicants may apply for only ONE scholarship or ONE training grant.
All recipients will be notified by January 15, 2010 and they will receive their awards at the
WDHOF Annual Scholarship Presentation Ceremony at the 2010 Beneath the Sea Expo
in Secaucus, New Jersey in March.
Posted by Dida at 10:04 AM
July 15, 2009
Applications Being Accepted for Zale Parry Scholarship
Posted as a courtesy to AAUS-Dida Kutz
Annual scholarship named in honor of dive industry icon and her contributions to diving.
The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences is proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Zale Parry Scholarship. For application, see this link.
The Zale Parry Scholarship annually awards $2000.00 plus $500.00 stipend towards travel expenses to the The Scholarship presentation site to deserving individuals. Candidates eligible for the scholarship are college students who are seeking to advance their knowledge or enter a professional career in the fields of underwater research, equipment technology or hyperbaric research. The Zale Parry Scholarship is administered by The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences.
Purpose of The Zale Parry Scholarship:
To offer financial support to individuals seeking to advance their knowledge or to enter professional careers in any of the following fields:
* Ocean exploration
* Diving equipment technology
* Hyperbaric research
* Marine conservation
Background of The Zale Parry Scholarship:
Zale Parry is an internationally renowned pioneer of the early days of skin and scuba diving. As early as the 1950s, Parry was an underwater equipment tester and (the only woman) executive at Scientific Underwater Research Enterprises (SURE), founded by her husband, Parry Bivens, M.D., who designed and built hyperbaric chambers. In 1954, Parry set a woman's deep diving record at 209 ft/64 meters in the open sea as part of an experiment to test the Hope-Page non-return valve mouthpiece, which from that day forward became a standard feature in all regulators. Zale was the third female instructor to graduate from the L.A. County UICC program and served for many years as a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. Zale continues to lecture around the United States, and she is writing a four-volume book, Scuba America: The Human History of the Sport of Diving, to record and preserve the annals of diving.
Zale is a NOGI Fellow and the Ambassador at Large for the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences. AUAS is honored that she has endorsed a scholarship in her name. By creating the Zale Parry Scholarship, AUAS hopes to encourage others to carry on her legacy of ocean exploration, advances in dive equipment technology, hyperbaric research and marine conservation.
For more details and application procedures, follow this link.
Posted by Dida at 5:41 PM
January 9, 2009
2009 Diving Internships at Channel Islands National Park (Southern California)
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Channel Islands National Park's Kelp Forest Monitoring Program has two Student Conservation Association (SCA) Internships available from April/May - September/October 2009. We are looking for SCUBA divers with a moderate amount of experience (preferably a AAUS recognized scientific diving certification, minimum of 50 cold water dives, some vessel experience and excellent recommendations) to help collect long-term subtidal data on the
kelp forest communities around the Channel Islands.
The Interns primary duty will be to assist with all aspects of the Park's long-term Kelp Forest Monitoring Program (KFMP) to determine the status of living marine resources. The KFMP has conducted annual monitoring around the five Park Islands since 1982. The Intern will collect data on population dynamics of up to 70 species of fish, invertebrates and algae. Most data are collected underwater using SCUBA and surface-supplied air diving techniques. Interns will participate in all aspects of data acquisition and data management and help to prepare equipment, vessel, and food for multi-day remote offshore monitoring cruises and other trips. The Intern will also likely have opportunities to help out with other monitoring programs at the Park such as vegetation, Island fox, intertidal and sea bird monitoring.
The work involves multi-day (but typically five-day) research cruises on 30-65 ft. vessels with up to 10 people, and may include up to 17 cruises during this Internship. Other monitoring trips may also be multi-day on the Islands. Divers typically make up to five dives per day in water
temperatures ranging from 50-73 F. Most dives are conducted at depths less than 65 ft. and are often in dense kelp forests. Travel and dive conditions are often rough as some of the monitoring sites are in exposed areas or up to one mile offshore.
A non-taxable stipend will be available to the selected Intern of up to $640/month in addition to $650/month for housing, accident and medical insurance. The Intern will also have up to $2,000 to purchase SCUBA equipment. In addition a $1,250 - $4,725 Americorps Education award offered as available. For more information on SCA, please see the Student Conservation Association website.
Posted by Dida at 5:04 PM
January 3, 2009
WDHOF Undergraduate Marine Biology Scholarship
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The Women Divers Hall of Fame (WDHOF) will present a $2500 scholarship to a female undergraduate who is (or will be) participating in an internship program with a focus in marine biology. Students must have completed at least 60 credits or hold third year (junior) status prior to starting the internship. The deadline for applications is January 30, 2009. For more information visit here.
Posted by Dida at 5:35 PM
November 29, 2008
Our World-Underwater Scholarships (Dec. 31, 2008 deadline)
In April 2007 I began a year long adventure to travel around the country and world to explore, work, learn, and dive. Each year, the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society (OWUSS) gives out three scholarships to young divers – one each to divers of North America, Europe, and Australasia. As the 2007 North American OWUSS scholar I was provided with contacts, a stipend, and sponsors to enable me to explore my own interests in the underwater world as well as be trained and learn about new areas of diving. The purpose of this scholarship is to enable a young diver to explore. Each year is different as the activities are rarely set. It is the duty of the scholar to take charge of his/her year and to tailor it to their interest. There is help from the society’s board members, hosts, and sponsors. Typically a scholar will visit a person or place for a few days to a few weeks and become immersed in the work or become trained for a new level of diving. As a scientific diver, my focus was on marine conservation research and groups. However over the course of the year I worked toward my PADI divemaster, Open Water Instructor, DAN oxygen and emergency classes, as well as technical diving including nitrox, advanced nitrox, deco procedures, and a rebreather course. I also took a class in underwater videography and one in hyperbaric medicine. I traveled around the United States and went to Egypt, UK, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Canada, and the Bahamas. Our main sponsors include companies such as Divers Alert Network, DUI, Aqualung, Delta P, Fourth Element, Light and Motion, and many more. Sponsors are different based on the area. The main scholarship stipend comes from our primary sponsor, Rolex, so yes, you do get a nice submariner watch.
tagging a nautilus
on the Great Barrier Reef
The scholarship society was established in 1974 and has grown extensively over the years. Pervious scholars have gone into graduate school, started their own businesses, have become professional videographers and photographers, and also worked in archaeology and technology. I just started my first year as a PhD student at UC. Santa Cruz and plan to work towards marine conservation management efforts. I am honored to have been the 2007 scholar. The scholarship provided me with amazing resources and training as well as a chance to try out a few new things.
The scholarship is currently open to divers 21-26 years of age. Divers must have a rescue diver certification (or equivalent). They also must hold a bachelor’s degree (or will have one before the scholarship year starts) and have not completed a higher degree. Applications include essays and recommendations. Applications are due at the end of the year for the North American scholar.
at DAN offices
To learn more please visit here. Here you can learn more about the scholarship, the current scholars, read journals, and read about our sponsors. If you are qualified I highly encourage you to apply. This is one of the best kept secrets in the diving world and not many people apply every year. You are also welcome to email me if you have any questions.
Posted by Dida at 12:07 PM
July 17, 2008
NOAA/HURL Coral Reef Conservation Program RFP
As one of six NURP Centers under the auspices of NOAA's Undersea Research Program (NURP), the Hawai‘i Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL) is presently soliciting research pre-proposals for coral reef ecosystem research for CY2004 and CY2005. Since HURL specializes in deep-water undersea research projects, it encourages research proposals that rely on advanced diving practices (e.g., saturation, mixed gases, and rebreathers). HURL and University of Hawai‘i assets, including the R/V Ka‘imikai-o-Kanaloa and the 900m remotely operated vehicle RCV-150, may be available to support operations in remote areas.
Regions of Interest:
* The waters of the Main and Northwest Hawaiian Islands, and the U.S. Territories and Freely-Associated States of the Western Pacific.
* American Flag Southwest Pacific waters, including American Samoa.
Go here for more information.
Posted by Dida at 10:19 AM
March 2, 2008
AUAS Zale Perry Scholarship
Please do not contact me about this opportunity.
Deadline is July 31, 2008
The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences (AUAS) announced The Zale Parry Scholarship at the NOGI Awards Banquet in Las Vegas in October. Zale Parry herself made the presentation of this new scholarship in her name that will award $2000 per Recipient and a $500 voucher towards travel expenses to the Scholarship Presentation Ceremony. The Zale Parry Scholarship will be administered by The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences.
Purpose of The Zale Parry Scholarship:
++To offer financial support to individuals seeking to advance their knowledge or to enter professional careers in any of the following fields:
++Diving equipment technology
Background of The Zale Parry Scholarship: Zale Parry is an internationally renowned pioneer of the early days of skin and scuba diving. As early as the 1950's, Parry was an underwater equipment tester and (the only woman) executive at Scientific Underwater Research Enterprises (SURE), founded by her husband, Parry Bivens, M.D., who designed and built hyperbaric chambers. In 1954, Parry set a woman's deep diving record at 209 ft/64 meters in the open sea as part of an experiment to test the Hope-Page non-return valve mouthpiece, which became a standard feature in all regulators from that day forward. Zale was the third female instructor to graduate from the L.A. County UICC program and served for many years as a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor. Zale Parry continues to lecture at venues around the United States, and she is writing a four-volume book, Scuba America: The Human History of the Sport of Diving, to record and preserve the annals of diving. Zale Parry is a NOGI Fellow and the Ambassador at Large for the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences (AUAS, Inc.), and as such, has chosen AUAS to administer this scholarship in her name. By creating the Zale Parry Scholarship, Zale hopes to encourage others to carry on her legacy of ocean exploration, dive equipment technology, hyperbaric research and marine conservation.
Scholarship Amount: $2000 per Recipient and a $500 voucher towards travel expenses to the Scholarship Presentation Ceremony
Selection Criteria: Based on merit and financial need
Candidate Requirements for The Zale Parry Scholarship:
- Must be of college age or older
- May be male or female
- Must be a certified diver
- Must be a citizen of North America
- Must be a student enrolled in an accredited college or university
Anyone may nominate one or more qualified candidates for The Zale Parry scholarship. Qualified candidates may also apply themselves. For a scholarship application to be processed, the following information must be submitted electronically by July 31, 2008. Please click Here to download your application.
- Scholarship candidate's name, address, phone number, email address
- Nominator's name, address, phone number, and email address
- Scholarship candidate's date of birth, U.S. city and state of birth, gender, marital status, etc.
- Scholarship candidate's resume or CV
- Two (2) letters of recommendation from experts such as (but not limited to) college professors who can vouch for the candidate�s credentials and academic achievements
- 1,000 word essay discussing career goals
- Photocopy of Diving Certification card(s)
Terms: Scholarship Recipients must sign a scholarship agreement and waiver form, a legal document holds the Scholarship Committee and AUAS blameless for any accident or fatality that may occur while the Scholar is participating in any activities, diving or non-diving, that are related to The Zale Parry Scholarship.
Deadline for The Zale Parry Scholarship applications:
All applications must be complete and submitted together electronically by clicking here. Hard copies and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications for The Zale Parry Scholarship must be received no later than July 31, 2008.
The 2008 Recipient of The Zale Parry Scholarship will be selected on Sept. 1, 2008 and notified within a few days of selection.
The presentation of The Zale Parry Scholarship for 2008 will take place at the AUAS annual NOGI Awards Banquet in Orlando, Florida, the week of November 8, 2008 (exact date TBA).
For more information about Zale Parry and The Zale Parry Scholarship, visit the website.
Posted by Dida at 2:51 PM
February 1, 2008
PADI Foundation Grants
Please do not contact me about this funding opportunity. Good luck!--Dida
Proposal deadline Feb. 15, 2008:
The PADI FOUNDATION encourages and supports underwater science, environmental projects, and education. The Foundation will fund and assist worthwhile projects that will enrich mankind's understanding of the aquatic environment and encourage sensitivity to and protection of the delicate ecological balance of underwater life. The Foundation will also fund worthwhile projects to increase understanding of sport diving physics and physiology that will benefit the general diving public and add to the scientific understanding of man's relationship and ability to survive in the underwater environment. The PADI Foundation is an IRC Section 501 (c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt organization. It is a separate and distinct organization, corporately unrelated to PADI, Inc. and its affiliates, but funded through International PADI, Inc..
In 2007, the Foundation expects to award a total of approximately $180,000 and will consider proposals with budgets up to $20,000 although the average for proposals will be on the order of $5,000 to $10,000. The Foundation will not fund overhead or other indirect expenses.
A California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation
9150 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, SUITE 300
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA 90212-3414
FACSIMILE (310) 859-1430
To apply to the Foundation for funds, please submit a three-page application (applications over three pages will not be considered). Electronic submissions in Microsoft Word or PDF formats may be sent to email@example.com. On the first two pages include the following:
* Title of the project.
* A brief (two sentence) description of the project.
* Overall objective and significance of and benefit from your project.
* Clearly and in detail set forth the specific goals of your project, how you will accomplish these goals, and the time frame of the project. The foundation will primarily focus on the stated goals and the plan to accomplish them in reviewing all requests.
On a separate single page (page three), please provide:
* The dollar amount requested and the specific budget for the project and its justification. The Foundation generally does not provide funds for organization overhead, routine diving equipment, standard photographic equipment or personal computers. Any related funding, active or pending, including "in-kind" funds, should be explicitly described including the budget.
* The applicant's name, address, and phone number.
* Any affiliations of the applicant. If the applicant is a student, please describe the degree you are seeking, your level of progress toward the degree, and the name of your academic advisor.
* Identify all previous requests that you have submitted to the PADI Foundation and briefly summarize the outcomes of those requests.
All applications must be mailed (postmarked) no later than February 15, 2008. Successful applicants will be notified by May 1, 2008 and funds will be disbursed shortly thereafter. Should you have any questions, please address them to Charles P. Rettig, President, at the address above.
Posted by Dida at 4:27 PM