Membership - American Sail Training Association

44th Annual Conference
on Sail Training And Tall Ships 2017
February 8- 10, 2017

Boston, Massachusetts

Professional Development Conference Grants For Crew


Tall Ships America will once again provide low cost conference registration fees to crew through Professional Development Crew Grants funded through the Liz Strojny Memorial Fund.. The grants are for the full 3-day Conference including Safety Under Sail Forum or Educators and Administrators Forum, and will reduce the registration fee from $595 to $100. (Travel and accommodations are not included).  Grants are limited!

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

  • 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.

Applications must be received no later than January 4, 2017.

Applicants will be notified of the decision no later than January 6,, 2017.

Crew Grants will be awarded based on the following criteria:
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).

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


All donations to the Liz Strojny Memorial Fund are used to fund Professional Development Conference Crew GrantsPlease consider making a donation.

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