All USA USA Territories: American Samoa (USA); Guam (USA); Puerto Rico (USA); Virgin Islands (USA); Northern Mariana Islands (USA); USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA) International, Israel and Canada.
Grants to USA, Canada, and International individuals for research and education projects with a focus on aquatic life. Eligible projects are those that enhance understanding of aquatic environments, hazards posed to coastal and ocean environments, and sport diving physics and physiology.
The PADI FOUNDATION encourages and supports research and education related to aquatic environments. The Foundation will fund and assist worthwhile projects that either:
Enrich mankind's understanding of aquatic environments and encourage sensitivity to and protection of ecosystems.
Increase understanding of sport diving physics and physiology that will benefit the general diving public and add to the scientific understanding of man's relationship and ability to survive in the underwater environment.
Improve understanding of, and response to, hazards to humans and ecosystems related to climate change in coastal and ocean environments.
The Foundation will consider proposals with budgets up to $12,000 although the average for proposals will be in the order $5,000 to $10,000 (diving physiology proposals related to diver safety with budgets larger than $12,000 will be considered).