PADI Foundation 2022 Aquatic Research and Education Funding

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Registration Deadline:

Saturday, January 15, 2022, 11:59am


The PADI FOUNDATION encourages and supports research and education related to aquatic environments. The Foundation will fund and assist worthwhile projects that either:

  • Enrich mankind's understanding of aquatic environments and encourage sensitivity to and protection of ecosystems.
  • Increase understanding of sport diving physics and physiology that will benefit the general diving public and add to the scientific understanding of man's relationship and ability to survive in the underwater environment.
  • Improve understanding of, and response to, hazards to humans and ecosystems related to climate change in coastal and ocean environments.

The Foundation will consider proposals with budgets up to $12,000 although the average for proposals will be on the order $5,000 to $10,000. The Foundation will generally not fund overhead or other indirect expenses.

All applications must be submitted by January 15, 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by May 10, 2022 and funds will be disbursed shortly thereafter.