John W. Davies Memorial Award


Likely June 2018

Annual Value



Permanent Resident

Degree Level


Two awards of $3,000 are offered by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Arctic Section in memory of John W. Davies, a former Chairman of the Section. The competition is open to any full time graduate student whose research will assist in providing solutions to problems encountered in the Arctic or in cold ocean environments. Specifically the research may be in the areas of:

  • marine transportation
  • exploitation of offshore resources
  • eco-systems that impact or may impact the exploitation of Arctic/cold ocean resources
  • special areas of research for Arctic/cold ocean environments

Application Procedures

Complete application will consist of:

  • an abstract of approximately 500 words explaining the objectives of the research being undertaken, progress to date, how this research is to be applied in the Arctic or to cold ocean environments, and how this research is placed within the context of broader Arctic issues
  • a resume
  • a transcript of marks, sent by the university directly to the Awards Committee (for the most recent degree completed and degree in progress)
  • three letters of reference, two of which must be by former or current professors, to be sent by the referees directly to the Awards Committee

Applications will be accepted by mail or email. If sending via courier, contact the Arctic Section by email to confirm the delivery address. Complete applications should be sent to:

Arctic Section Awards Committee
PO Box 63090, Stadium RPO
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4S5
Attn: Azmy Aboulazm, Arctic Section Chair


Complete applications must be received by the deadline.

The deadline for applications is midnight Mountain Standard Time on Friday, 30 June 2017.

Further Information

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers website has further information about this award opportunity.