American Society of Civil Engineers —
J. Waldo Smith Hydraulic Fellowship

Note to PIs: The following program summary is intended to be used for informational purposes only. It does not replace the sponsor’s actual funding opportunity announcement. Always review the most recent version of the sponsor’s full announcement to verify that the deadline has not changed and to identify the most current program requirements.

About the fellowship

The purpose of the fellowship is to further the education of worthy civil engineering graduate students engaged in the study of experimental hydraulics as distinguished from that of purely “theoretical hydraulics.” To this end, emphasis is to be placed on practical experiments designed and executed for the purpose of advancing knowledge with respect to the laws of hydraulic flow, rather than to the type of research which proceeds on the theory of mathematical based on assumptions of unknown validity. The essence of the purpose of the research is to test the assumptions which are currently made, and also to develop a better understanding of fluid flow.  This award is offered every third year.


  • At the time of application, the individual must be a member of the Society and in good standing at the time of application and award. Preference will be given to Associate Members.
  • The fellowship may be awarded only to those students who will continue their formal graduate education in civil engineering.
  • Previous recipients of the fellowship are eligible to apply in any succeeding competition for these awards provided the other requirements of eligibility are satisfied.

Award period

Not stated.

Award amount

Up to $4,000 is available, plus as much as $1,000 more may be requested for equipment connected with the research. Such equipment becomes the property of the institution upon completion of the work. 

Not specified.

Application deadline

February 10, 2021.

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Last updated:  July 2021.