Aviation Space Writers Foundation Award

The National Air and Space Museum is offering a grant of $5,000, to be awarded in even-numbered years (2012, 2014, 2016 etc.), to support research on aerospace topics. The product created as a result of the grant must be in any form suitable for potential public dissemination in print, electronic, broadcast, or other visual medium, including, but not limited to, a book manuscript, a video, or film script, or monograph. Potential topics might be contemporary aviation or space events that are of interest to the general public; significant persons, historical events or trends that illuminate the history of human flight in air and space; records; or compendia of aerospace source material.

Funds may be used to support research travel and expenses, or to produce a product of the research as outlined above. Recipients of the award need not be in residence at the National Air and Space Museum.

In addition, award winners are required to provide a summary report in the form of a memorandum to Ms. Collette Williams that outlines how the grant was used to accomplish the goals of the project.

Candidates must submit an application along with the following materials:

  1. a maximum two-page, single-spaced proposal stating the subject of their research and their research goals
  2. a one to two-page curriculum vitae
  3. a one-page detailed budget explaining how the grant will be spent.

The award will not be offered in 2015. The next opportunity to apply will be in 2016.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Dominick A. Pisano
Aeronautics Department, MRC 312
National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC
20013-7012
pisanod@si.edu