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The Fellowship Program exists to encourage and support graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who focus research in two areas associated with water-treated aquatic venues(e.g. swimming pools, spas/hot tubs, therapy pools, water parks, etc.):

  1. Research to reduce the risks associated with, but not limited to, physical facility design, exposure to chemical or pathogenic contaminants, air quality, drowning, entrapment, etc.
  2. 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, arthritis, etc.

Board Fellowship
(2) —  $ 2,000

Foundation Fellowship
(up to 8) — $1,000


  1. Enrolled full-time and pursuing an advanced academic degree or a post-doctoral researcher at an academic institution.
  2. Include a completed fellowship application.

In order to be considered for the fall 2021 semester, the complete application package must be received no later than June 1, 2021.

Award Notification
Recipients will be notified on or before August 1, 2021. Awards will be paid in two installments (fall and spring semester) when recipients demonstrate enrollment.

Application Package Submission:

Fellowship Program
2111 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314

Fellowship Application and Instructions

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Partners:

  • United Aqua
  • Sigura
  • Pentair
  • Lou
  • latham
  • International Pool and Spa
  • Fluidra
  • Biolab
  • Aqualine Insurance
  • Aqua