DAN/ R.W. (Bill) Hamilton Memorial Dive Medicine Research Grant

Women Divers Hall of Fame

Grant amount: US $10,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 17, 2018 9:00pm PST

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The Women Divers Hall of Fame (WDHOF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring and raising awareness of the contributions of outstanding women divers. WDHOF provides educational, mentorship, financial, and career opportunities to the diving community throughout the world.

Each year, WDHOF awards scholarships and training grants that provide financial and educational support to individuals of all ages, particularly those who are preparing for professional careers that involve diving.

DAN/R.W. (Bill) Hamilton Memorial Dive Medicine Research Grant

A 12-month, $10,000 research grant has been established by the Divers Alert Network in memory of R.W. “Bill” Hamilton. Dr. Hamilton conducted research on diving physiology and the treatment of injured divers, and he authored numerous papers, reports and workshop proceedings. Dr. Hamilton passed in 2011 at the age of 81. The $10,000 award will support new or continuing research in one or more of the following areas:

  • development of decompression procedure techniques for commercial, military, technical and/or recreational divers
  • development of new decompression models; probability of risk or probabilistic modeling;
  • multi-gas dive simulation
  • dive computer procedure, protocol and testing; and/or treatment of incomplete decompression and resulting incidents

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Female or male applicants may be in any stage of their professional education or career.
  • There is no specific requirement for the applicant to be enrolled in a degree-granting program
    • However, the successful applicant will have documented expertise and experience in research in one or more of the areas specified under Overview.