This Question and Answer document will assist the AES Foundation Grant applicant to better understand the application process. Please read before submitting the grant application or emailing questions to AES.
Please visit http://www.aes.org/education/foundation/ for information and an application form.
Any student participating in a graduate program in audio or related subjects who is a current AES member. Please refer to the Foundation website.
Yes, you must be a member in good standing of the AES. (All grades of membership qualify, including student membership.) Please include your member number on the application form so that we can verify your membership status. You can locate your member number by logging in here and clicking on "Membership Information".
Completed applications may be submitted to AES between March 15 through May 15.
No, grants are generally in the four or five thousand dollar range.
One from a major professor or academic advisor, and one from a faculty member or distinguished professional in the field.
These should be collected by you in sealed envelopes, and sent in with your application package. Review guidelines in the application.
Yes, if you are continuing graduate studies, but you must apply for the renewal.
No, only the application form will be accepted.
Yes, you may request a change of program by notifying the AES Foundation.
Yes, this is a related subject.
No, grants are exclusively for graduate studies.
No, grants are for graduate educational studies.
Yes, additional materials may be submitted before the deadline.
No, grants are only for full-time graduate students.
Your application is reviewed by our directors who have professional backgrounds in audio and academia. They will assess your ability to significantly contribute to the audio industry.
No, the grant is for one academic year, beginning with the next semester. You may defer to the second semester.
No, there is just one grant awarded.
You must complete the year for which the grant is given. We also hope that you will contribute to our industry and to help other students in the future.
You will receive notification after the May 15 deadline.
No, the check will be mailed directly to your institution, to the contact you supply.
An email address will be supplied with your award information.
No, grants may be used for tuition and expenses such as room, board, books, fees, etc.
Yes, if the AES Foundation is notified.
Yes, re-applications are accepted during the application period.
You will be notified by email.
Grants are on a competitive basis. Chances may be improved with proof of your success in your studies and professional activities.
Please refer to http://www.aes.org/education/directory/ for a full listing of colleges.
The AES Foundation does not coordinate non-Foundation scholarships.