The Research Grant Committee of The American Alpine Club administers funds from two endowments:The Arthur K. Gilkey Memorial Research Fund and the Bedayn Research Fund.
Through these funds, the AAC is able to support modest requests to assist scientific research projects within the scope of the AAC's charter.
The application period for AAC Research Grants January 1 to March 1 each year. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted electronically via an emailed Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) attachment. An application is required. Please limit the length of proposals to no more than 10 pages total. You may also include attachments that will give the committee a better understanding of your proposal, but we ask that you keep them concise due to the number of proposals we receive.
A committee reviews the applications, selects the recipients, and decides how much each of the recipients will receive. Recipients are typically chosen eight to ten weeks after submittal and all applicants will be notified of the committee's decision at that point. Read about the Committee members.
How To Apply
Submission instructions are contained within the application document.
Download Application (PDF/DOC) - AAC Research Grants