Current Award


In 2019, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arctic Section (SNAME AS) was pleased to offer one scholarship award of C$3000 in memory of John W. Davies, a former Chair of the Section. See the award recipients to 2019.


The 2019 competition was 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 was midnight Mountain Standard Time on Friday, June 28, 2019. 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. This scholarship was awarded in the fall of 2019.


​​​​​​Information on the 2020 John W Davies Award will be posted at a later date.