2017 Award


The award is closed for 2017. 2018 award information will be posted in 2018.

In 2017, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arctic Section (SNAME AS) is pleased to offer two scholarship awards of C$3000 each in memory of John W. Davies, a former Chair of the Section. See an overview of the recipients from previous years.


The competition is open to any full time graduate student at a recognized University in Canada or the US State of Alaska whose research will assist in providing solutions to problems encountered in the Arctic or in cold ocean environments. Specifically the research may be in the areas of:

  1. marine transportation,
  2. exploitation of offshore resources,
  3. eco-systems that impact or may impact the exploitation of Arctic/cold ocean resources, or
  4. special areas of research for Arctic/cold ocean environments.

An abstract of approximately 500 words explaining the objectives of the research being undertaken, progress to date, and how this research is to be applied in the Arctic or to cold ocean environments is to be submitted. Applicants are also encouraged to describe how their research is placed within the context of broader Arctic issues.

In addition, the selection panel will require:

  1. a resume,
  2. a transcript of marks, sent by the university directly to the Awards Committee (for the most recent degree completed and degree in progress), and
  3. three letters of reference, two of which being former or current professors, to be sent by the referees directly to the Awards Committee.

The deadline for applications is midnight Mountain Standard Time on Friday, June 30, 2017. Applications will be accepted by mail or email. If sending via courier, contact the Arctic Section by email to confirm the delivery address. Complete applications must be received by the deadline. The scholarships will be awarded in the fall of 2017.

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Applications should be sent to:

Arctic Section Awards Committee

PO Box 63090, Stadium RPO

Calgary, Alberta     T2N 4S5

Attn: Azmy F. Aboulazm, PhD, Arctic Section Chair

Email:  2017scholarship@icetech16.org