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Grants & Scholarships

The American Avalanche Association (A3) furthers its mission by annually funding grants on snow and avalanche research and regional education events.  These programs help share accurate information on snow and avalanches, facilitate technical transfer between research scientists and field practitioners, and promote research into topics that increase knowledge on snow and avalanche phenomena.

 

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH GRANTS

Since 2000 A3 has awarded research grants to graduate students conducting research on snow avalanches. Successful applicants have chosen research topics that embody the philosophy of the International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW), an international meeting of snow scientists and avalanche practitioners: A merging of theory and practice. A3 allocates $1500 per year to this program and funds up to two proposals annually. Application Due by: September 1st

Contact research@avalanche.org for additional information.

 

PRACTITIONER RESEARCH GRANTS

A3 awards research grants to avalanche field practitioners conducting research on snow avalanches. Preference is given to proposals whose results will benefit avalanche field practitioners or will extend our understanding of snow and avalanche phenomena. Proposals should embody the theme of the International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW), an international meeting of snow scientists and avalanche practitioners: A merging of theory and practice. A3 allocates $1000 a year to this program and funds up to two proposals annually. Application Due by: September 1st

Contact research@avalanche.org for additional information.

 

REGIONAL EDUCATION GRANTS

A3 currently awards 
grants
 to 
support
 regional
 avalanche 
education
 and professional development events.
The 
A3
 Governing
 Board
 awards
 grants 
once
 a
 year
 to
 those
 events
 that 
best
 advance

 A3’s 
mission and goals.
 Grant amounts 
vary, depending
 upon

 funding
 available.
 Please
 note:
 awards 
may 
not
 equal 
the 
amount 
requested 
and
 the 
board
 may
 choose 
not
 to 
fund
 all
 requests. Application Due by: March 31st

Contact a3@avalanche.org for additional information.