Center for Ocean Engineering


posted 2/12/20:



Click Here – Download/Access ASNE 2020-2021 Scholarship Application


The American Society of Naval Engineers began its scholarship program in 1979 in order to promote the profession of naval engineering and to encourage college students to enter the field. Since the inception of the Scholarship Program, ASNE has since awarded hundreds of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing an education and career in naval engineering.  Have a question regarding the application process? Read the ASNE Scholarship FAQs or email


FAQs and Application
To view or download FAQs: ASNE Scholarship FAQs
To view or download application: ASNE 2020-2021 Scholarship Application


About the ASNE Scholarship
Though rooted in tradition, a constant push for more power and efficiency, the application and development of cutting-edge technology, modern warfare and issues related to national security have aided the evolution of naval engineering. Today, naval engineering includes most engineering disciplines as they are applied to a naval specialty and has become a challenging and rewarding career field in high demand.
Eligible programs of study for ASNE scholarships include:

  • Naval architecture
  • Marine engineering
  • Ocean engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronic engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Technology
  • Applied Mathematics and Physics
  • Other relevant professions as accepted by the ASNE Scholarship Committee

A combination of undergraduate scholarships ($4,000 per year) and graduate scholarships ($4,000 per year) are awarded each academic year.

  • Undergraduate candidates—Must be applying for support in their junior and/or senior year of an engineering program at an accredited undergraduate college or university.
  • Graduate candidates—May apply for support during one full year of a graduate program or co-op leading to an engineering or physical science degree at an accredited university.

Selection criteria include the following:

  • Academic record
  • Work history
  • Professional interest in naval engineering

The scholarship program is merit-based, however, financial need may also be considered.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens to apply.

For application information or to donate to the
scholarship fund, email:
Now accepting applications!



posted 2/12/20:

Good morning,
MIT Sea Grant provides competitive funding opportunities for Massachusetts university-based research scientists who seek to address marine issues in ways that benefit the Commonwealth. Our FY2021 Request For Proposals is now open.
In 2021, MIT Sea Grant will focus our funding resources on the following four specific areas of marine research:
1. Offshore aquaculture: The focus is on novel technologies to enable offshore installation and operation. We particularly encourage submissions within three topic areas:
  • “intelligent nets” capable of sensing changing environmental parameters, controlling water flow, and monitoring fish movements for monitoring at-sea conditions, infrastructure, and operations;
  • autonomy for surface and underwater craft for inspection and maintenance of offshore farms – autonomy algorithms should be open, extensible, and applicable to a wide variety of platforms and missions; and
  • very low power physical, chemical, or biological sensors for farm monitoring.
2. Ocean acidification:The focus is on ocean monitoring using physics-based data inference, fusing diverse sources of data with a focus on, but not limited to, computer monitoring systems for Boston Harbor or the Gulf of Maine. Data from drifters, buoys, and satellite sources are all of interest.
3. Technology for observation and underwater manipulation:Focusing particularly on shallow water applications, this area builds on past topics in underwater wireless power transmission and data communication. Principal obstacles in underwater monitoring and manipulation include:
  • re-charging rapidly and effectively;
  • transferring data reliably at high rates; and
  • equipping underwater and surface vehicles with manipulation capabilities targeting aquaculture applications.
4. Machine learning for fisheries management: Monitoring and assessment of fisheries resources is a timely, costly, and resource intensive process. Advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning for computer assisted image recognition, quantification, and real-time monitoring of target species is a need expressed by a variety of stakeholders, including local, state, and federal resource managers, industry participants, and local communities. Development of user-friendly systems for commercial, recreational, and species of concern to assist in monitoring and assessments would support the MIT Sea Grant Focus Area, Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture. This technology can be applied to both wild and aquaculture fisheries.
Key Deadlines (see full schedule)
  • Prior to March 4, 2020: Contact MIT Sea Grant Research Program Coordinator Mary Newton Lima ( with any questions and for topic approval.
  • March 4, 2020:Pre-proposals due by 5:00 pm
  • May 1, 2020:Encouragement/non-encouragement of Full Proposal submissions sent to PIs
  • June 1, 2020:Full proposals due by 5:00 pm
Please review the proposal submission process early and contact us with any questions you may have. We are eager to help you compile and submit a competitive proposal.
The MIT Sea Grant College Program