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 email@example.com or mailed to Elsaesser Committee, SEA, PO Box 6, Woods Hole, MA 02543.