St. Anthony Falls Laboratory sponsors four annual awards. The Lorenz G. Straub Award is an international award for the most meritorious Ph.D. thesis. The other three awards are given to current graduate students participating in research at SAFL.
Lorenz G. Straub Award
Established under the Lorenz G. Straub Memorial Fund, this award is given for the most meritorious thesis in hydraulic engineering, ecohydraulics, or related fields. The competition is international, and nominations may be made by any recognized civil and environmental engineering program in the world. Recipients are presented with a Straub Award medal and a monetary gift.
Alvin G. Anderson Award
This award is given to a University of Minnesota student pursuing graduate studies in water resources. Special consideration is given to students involved in the sediment transportation field, which was Dr. Anderson's specialty. The Anderson Award is presented in the form of books relating to the recipient's study interests.
Edward Silberman Fellowship
This fellowship rewards academically outstanding students who perform their research at SAFL and honors the contribution Professor Edward Silberman has made to the Laboratory's academic environment. The Silberman Fellowship provides a monetary award to support the graduate research of the awardees. Funds are used at the discretion of the awardee’s advisor(s).
Frank and Julie Tsai Travel Award
Established by a donation from Frank and Julie Tsai to enhance the experience of SAFL graduate students, this monetary award is granted to graduate students to assist with travel expenses associated with attending professional conferences. Students may receive a maximum of two travel awards: one each in the course of a master's and Ph.D. program (if applicable).
Nels P. Nelson Fellowship
Established by Barr Engineering in memory of Nels Nelson, a highly-respected leader in the field of water resources, the Nels P. Nelson Fellowship, an endowment for Civil Engineering graduate students at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory. The fellowship provides a monetary award to support the tuition and academic research needs of the student.