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2015-2016 Armin E. Elsaesser Fellowship

SEA is pleased to announce we are accepting preliminary proposals for the 2015-2016 Armin E. Elsaesser Fellowship. The Fellowship program, established in 1987, is in memory of Armin E. Elsaesser III - sailor, educator, and adventurer - who sailed on several Westward cruises and taught Maritime Studies on shore. With his strong curiosity and sense of adventure, Armin inspired SEA students and staff alike.

Purpose: The goal of the Armin E. Elsaesser Fellowship is to help one or more individuals each year to follow a dream that has been elusive because of the demands of work or study. The successful project will involve active investigation into an area of personal interest (excluding work or study subjects) and should reflect a creative and independent approach to the pursuit of knowledge.

Eligibility: SEA alumni, faculty, staff and past employees are eligible for the Fellowship. Awards range from $3,000 to $7,000 for projects that are at least one month in duration and involve any marine or maritime field that is not directly related to the applicant's current professional or academic activities. Winners will be chosen by a competitive selection.

To Apply: Preliminary proposals should be no more than two pages and should outline the project and preliminary budget. Applicants should also include a short biographical sketch. Proposals must be submitted by July 15, 2015 to the address below. SEA's Fellowship Committee will review the proposals and a small number will be selected for submission of a more detailed proposal. The final decision will be announced in the fall of 2015. Proposals should be emailed to or mailed to Elsaesser Committee, SEA, PO Box 6, Woods Hole, MA 02543.

Regional Events

SEA Alumni Events, held regionally, are a great way to keep abreast of SEA news and reconnect with or meet new shipmates.

We send invitations by email based on your last known address. If you've recently moved or changed your email, we encourage you to update your information in the Alumni Directory to stay abreast of events in your location.

  • Washington, DC: April 30, 2015

Group photo at the Washington, DC event at The Mad Hatter. We had a lovely time! DC Facebook Group: If you have a Facebook account, we encourage you to join the DC Area Alumni Group managed by DC Alumni Regional Leaders: Jessica Bell S-195, Megan Cronin S-224, John Liang W-123, and Gabriel Thoumi W-113.

  • SEATTLE: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Group photo from the Seattle Alumni & Crew event at Rock Bottom Brewery. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

  • ALUMNI SAIL: April 9-15 on the Corwith Cramer

Alumni and thier guests joined us for a spirited sail aboard the Corwith Cramer in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We sailed to the isand of Culebra, spent the better part of a day ashore exploring the island, and returned to San Juan, shipmates once more.

Alumni Contact

Victoria Smith

Alumni Relations Coordinator
(508) 540-3954 ext. 512

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