George Fischer Student Travel Award

The George Fischer Student Travel Award provides support in the sum of $1,000.00 (USD) for international students currently studying maritime archaeology to attend and present a paper at the annual Society for Historical and Underwater Archaeology conference. George Fischer, a founding member of the ACUA, long supported and advocated for student participation in the annual conference not only for the experience and fostering an exchange of ideas, but the opportunity to meet other students and professionals outside of their home countries. This award, in honor of George, supports the professional development of students embarking on their nascent careers. This in turn furthers the overall mission of the ACUA to foster the growth and development of underwater and maritime archaeology throughout our watery world. Meet past winners and find out more about them. For more information about qualifying, applying, deadlines, and submitting for the student travel award. please download the ACUA George Fischer Student Travel Award guidelines.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Travel Award

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Travel Award provides support in the amount of $1,000 (USD) to a student currently studying maritime archaeology or a related field who is presenting a paper or poster on an underwater or maritime archaeology topic at the annual Society for Historical and Underwater Archaeology conference. The goal of this travel award is to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion and to encourage student involvement at the meetings. Diversity is inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, and socioeconomic background. Applicants that self-identify as diverse are encouraged to apply. For more information about qualifying, applying, and submitting for this award, please download the ACUA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Travel Award guidelines.

Certificate of Distinguished Achievement

The dedicated work of groups who have tirelessly worked to protect and preserve maritime cultural heritage often goes unrecognized or is overlooked by a broader audience. To acknowledge and honor such organizations, agencies, or institutions, the ACUA is initiating an award to celebrate and commend these exemplars by presenting a Certificate of Distinguished Achievement to recognize the lasting value of this work in maritime archaeology. The award will be given annually to honor any organization or group with a mission for a project or trajectory of sustained excellence in the field of maritime/underwater/nautical archaeology. Success of these organizations most often is the result of shared vision and teamwork; therefore, the award is not intended for any individual. Download the award criteria and nomination information.