American Alpine Club/AAC Research Grants

AAC Research Grants support scientific endeavors in mountains and crags around the world. We fund projects that contribute vital knowledge of our climbing environment, enrich our understanding of global climber impacts and support and improve the health and sustainability of mountain environments and habitats. AAC Research Grants are powered by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy and supported by the following endowments: Lara-Karena Bitenieks Kellogg Memorial Fund, Scott Fischer Memorial Fund, Arthur K. Gilkey Memorial Fund and the Bedayn Research Fund. In addition to their relevance, applications are considered in terms of their scientific or technical quality and merit: Qualifications of the applicant Strength of the research framework Dissemination plans Merit of the investigation Financial contribution the AAC grant would make to the total research budget Application Period: November 15 to January 15 each year. Recipients Grant recipients- research reflects AAC's mission -to support our shared passion for climbing and respect for the places we climb- by contributing valuable information to our understanding of the world's mountain ecosystems. Each grant recipient becomes an AAC Researcher, sharing their experiences, lessons learned, and findings with fellow climbers and the research community.

Award Information

Award Amount
$800 - $1,500
Number of Awards
8 - 15
Application Deadline
January 15
Available to Class Level
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate students, Postgraduate students
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
Biology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Hydrology, Materials Science, Engineering, and Metallurgy, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences, Public Health, Recreation, Parks, Leisure Studies
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

Policy Director
American Alpine Club
710 10th St, Suite 100
City, State, Zip
Golden, CO , 80401
(-30) 3840110

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