Two (2) $5000 grants will be awarded to support graduate research in extreme environment physiology (diving, altitude, and/or space). Women or men with current or pending enrollment in a degree-granting graduate program are eligible to apply. A research proposal detailing the objectives, hypotheses to be tested, methods, anticipated results, and alternative approaches is required. The grant is for 18 months, during which time the recipient will be expected to have completed the proposed research. It is expected that results of the research will be submitted for presentation at an academic conference and/or submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal within 6 months of project completion. A detailed budget, with justification, is required with the application. Only direct costs related to the research will be covered (e.g., equipment, supplies, travel, partial tuition); the grant opportunity does not cover indirect costs and cannot be used solely for tuition. A financial report detailing how funds were used will be due no later than 18 months after the award is issued.
Sponsored by Jon Clark, in memory of his wife Dr. Laurel Clark, medical doctor, U.S. Navy Captain, accomplished diver, and NASA astronaut