[Skip to Content]

OpenWater is the online platform used for accepting submissions. You might use Open Water to:

·       Apply for PAEA Fellowship or Volunteer opportunities 

·       Apply for PAEA Research Grant Program

·       Review applications as a Judge

·       Nominate or manage a PAEA Faculty & Staff Award

If you have previously nominated someone for a PAEA Faculty & Staff Award or applied for a volunteer role, you will use your existing OpenWater account information and begin your Volunteer application as a returning user.

Instructions for Creating a New User Account

From the program home page:

Select My Account from the top menu:

Use the form on your right to register for a new account.

Instructions for Returning Users

1) Sign in to your account from the Volunteer Opportunities homepage

2) If applicable (you were previously a judge or you nominated someone for an Award) select Continue into Applicant Portal.

2a) If you are returning to your open application, select View in-progress Applications from the left column or My Account on the top menu.

Select complete or in progress applications.

Click here to apply!