Funded Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards and Prizes

The Acoustical Society Foundation Fund has funded several awards through donations made to the Fund.

The Leo and Gabriella Beranek Scholarship in Architectural Acoustics and Noise Control

The Leo and Gabriella Scholarship in Architectural Acoustics and Noise Control has been established through a donation by Leo and Gabriella Beranek to the Acoustical Society of America to support graduate study in the fields of architectural acoustics and noise control.   One scholarship will be awarded each year to a student who is a US citizen enrolled in any university that offers a graduate degree program in architectural acoustics or noise control. 

William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience

The William and Christine Hartmann Prize in Auditory Neuroscience was established in 2011 through a donation by Bill and Chris Hartmann to the Acoustical Society of America to recognize and honor research that links auditory physiology with auditory perception or behavior in humans or other animals.

Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Acoustics

The F. V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship was established by the Society to carry out Professor Hunt's wish that his estate be used to further the science of, and education in acoustics. Fellows receive a stipend, provided jointly by the Hunt estate and a fund established by the Acoustical Society, to support their research on a topic in acoustics at an institution of their choice.

Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography

The Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography was established in 2000 from a grant made by Herman and Eileen Medwin to recognize a person for the effective use of sound in the discovery and understanding of physical and biological parameters and processes in the sea.

The Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund

The Newman Student Award Fund is a program to honor outstanding students at schools of architecture and architectural engineering throughout the world.

The Robert Bradford Newman Fund currently sponsors three programs: Newman Medals for students, Schultz Grants for educators and Student Design Competitions.

Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education

The Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education was established in 2003 from a grant made by Thomas D. Rossing to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions toward furthering acoustics education through distinguished teaching, creation of educational materials, textbook writing and other activities.

Raymond H. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Science

The Raymond H. Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Science, which was established through a grant in 1998, honors the memory of Professor Raymond H. Stetson, a pioneer investigator in phonetics and speech science. Its purpose is to facilitate the research efforts of promising graduate students and postgraduates.

The Frank and Virginia Winker Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Study in Acoustics

The Frank and Virginia Winker Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Study in Acoustics has been established through a generous donation by The Elizabeth L. and Russell F. Hallberg Foundation and Douglas F. Winker to the Acoustical Society of America to support graduate study in the fields of architectural acoustics noise control, or engineering acoustics.   One scholarship will be awarded each year to a student who is a US citizen enrolled in any university in the United States that offers a graduate degree program in architectural acoustics, noise control, or engineering acoustics.  The first scholarship will be awarded in 2017.

Robert W. Young Memorial Fund

Evelyn C. Young, widow of Robert W. Young, provided a generous gift as the initial contribution to the Robert W. Young Memorial Fund.  Earnings from the Memorial Fund are to be used for support of the development of international standards in acoustics, and for awards for undergraduate student research in acoustics.

Robert W. Young Award for Undergraduate Student Research in Acoustics

The objective of this award is to encourage undergraduate students to perform independent research in acoustics and related topics. 

Robert W. Young Travel Awards for Support of the Development of International Standards in Acoustics 

The objective of the Travel Award is to provide limited financial support to assist individual experts to participate in the development of International Standards prepared by Technical Committee 29, Electroacoustics, of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC/TC), and by Subcommittee 1, Noise, of Technical Committee 43, Acoustics, of the International Standards Organization (ISO/TC 43/SC 1), or their successor organizations.

Student Transportation Subsidy for ASA Meeting Attendance 

A student transportation subsidies fund has been established to provide limited funds to students to partially defray transportation expenses to attend ASA meetings.


For information about making a donation to the Acoustical Society Foundation Fund or for other information please contact

Acoustical Society Foundation Fund

1305 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747-4300
Tel: 516-576-2360
Fax: 631-923-2875
E-mail: asa@aip.org