Home >

View Competition

Walter Munk Scholar Award and Commemorative Lecture Application

Open: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:00:00 AM - Sunday, May 31, 2020 11:59:00 PM


Marine Technology Society Awards and Honors Program
  • MTS recognizes engineers, scientists, technologists, policy-makers, educators, and students who make a significant impact on the profession or in their community.
  • Each MTS award winner is recognized during the annual OCEANS conference and various publications

Walter Munk Scholar Award and Commemorative Lecture Application
The Walter Munk Scholar Award is jointly sponsored and awarded by the Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans (WMFO) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS). The Award is presented annually to a scholar currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral program. It recognizes their outstanding contributions in areas fostered by the sponsoring organizations. Established in 2019, the Award honors Walter Munk’s legacy of daring exploration and discovery through ocean scientific and technology research, ocean education or ocean conservation.

Oceanographer Walter Munk was renowned for his significant contributions to the study of oceanography, including: pioneering work on predicting wave and surf conditions, underwater sound propagation, internal waves, and development of acoustic tomography.


  • MTS Membership not required
  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program or a post-doctoral fellowship at an accredited university or college, pursuing education and/or research in areas of ocean science, technology, exploration and conservation.
  • Nominator must be a mid-to-late career ocean scientist or engineer
  • Duplicate nominations for one individual will not be considered. However, one co-nominator is permitted (but not required) per nomination.
  • Nominations are considered final once submitted

The awards and honors submission deadline is Monday, May 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm (EST).

Competition Tasks

   Core Version: