Crew Grants are Heeerrreeee!

You get a crew grant! And you get a crew grant!
You get a crew grant! And you get a crew grant!

They are back! We have crew grants available for distribution! There are some new criteria for our selection process this year  –

  1. Date of Application
  2. Ensuring a geographic and demographic diversity of awardees
  3. Demonstrated commitment to continued involvement in sail training and sea education

No more than two grants will be given to applicants representing a single member organization (however more than two awardees may have sailed previously with a member organization).

Conference Professional Development grants are for the full 3-day Conference and Safety or Education Under Sail Forum, and will reduce the registration fee from $695 to $100. (Travel and accommodations not included).

To be eligible for a Conference Professional Development grant candidates must:

  • Be a Tall Ships America Associate Level or Crew Level member in good standing.
    (Not a member? Become one now!) 
  • Demonstrate that you have sailed as a student trainee, paid or volunteer crewmember (1st – 4th Mate, Bosun, Engineer, AB, OS, Deckhand, Educator) aboard a Tall Ships America member vessel(s) for not less than 6 weeks within past 24 months.

Applications should be submitted by email or fax as a written request to:  Fax: 401-849-5400 and include documentation (letter from captain or employer, record of sea time etc.) demonstrating that the applicant meets the above criteria.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 4. All recipients will be notified no later than Friday, January 6.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Lori Aguiar, Tall Ships America Director of Operations,

Conference grants are funded through the Liz Strojny Memorial Fund. All proceeds donated go towards sending crew to our annual conference. Donate to the Liz Strojny Memorial Professional Development Conference Grants for Crew.

Additional information about the conference on our website.



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