The National Swimming Pool Foundation® is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to encourage healthier living by increasing aquatic activity through education and research. The National Swimming Pool Foundation has established the NSPF Fellowship Program to encourage and support graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who focus research in two areas associated with aquatic venues that are treated to maintain a sanitary condition (e.g. swimming pools, spas/hot tubs, therapy pools, water parks, etc.): Research to reduce the risk to people associated with – but not limited to – physical facility design, exposure to chemical or pathogenic contaminants, air quality, drowning, or entrapment, etc. Research to investigate and document the positive health consequences of aquatic activities against maladies such as – but not limited to – high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, aging, physical therapy, arthritis, etc.
The applicant must be -Enrolled full-time and pursuing an advanced academic degree or a post-doctoral researcher at an academic institution and -Include a completed fellowship application.