NSPF® Research Fellowship Grants

The National Swimming Pool Foundation® is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to encourage healthier living by increasing aquatic activity through education and research. The National Swimming Pool Foundation has established the NSPF Fellowship Program to encourage and support graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who focus research in two areas associated with aquatic venues that are treated to maintain a sanitary condition (e.g. swimming pools, spas/hot tubs, therapy pools, water parks, etc.):

Research to reduce the risk to people associated with - but not limited to - physical facility design, exposure to chemical or pathogenic contaminants, air quality, drowning, or entrapment, etc.

Research to investigate and document the positive health consequences of aquatic activities against maladies such as - but not limited to - high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, aging, physical therapy, arthritis, etc.

Several awards are available:

National Swimming Pool Foundation® Fellowship

A minimum of $ 1,000 per award. Up to eight fellowships for an academic year.

National Swimming Pool Foundation® Board Fellowship

A minimum of $ 2,000 per award. Two fellowships awarded for an academic year.

To apply and receive a fellowship, the applicant must be a) enrolled full-time and pursuing an advanced academic degree or a post-doctoral researcher at an academic institution and b) include a completed fellowship application.

Scholarships are awarded for the fall semester of each year. In order to be considered for the fall 2016 semester, the complete application package must be received by the National Swimming Pool Foundation no later than June 1, 2016.

Award Notification:
Award recipients will be notified on or before August 1, 2016. To apply, a completed Fellowship Application and all of the above documents must be received no later than June 1, 2016.  The applicant’s name must be included on all pages of the application and supporting documents.   Only one award per academic year per applicant will be awarded.  Awards will be paid in two installments (fall and spring semester) when award recipients demonstrate enrollment.

Application Package Submission:
NSPF Fellowship Program
National Swimming Pool Foundation
4775 Granby Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80919-3131

Fellowship Application