Diversity and Inclusion Grant

AMPP 2nd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Grant

Our industry must support equality and opportunity. We have established this grant to help historically excluded and intentionally marginalized people worldwide to achieve professional success in the corrosion and coatings industry.

AMPP is committed to providing opportunities in the industry for those who need them and to help in this effort, we established the AMPP Diversity and Inclusion Grant.

Who is eligible?

Members of historically excluded and intentionally marginalized populations due to inequitable historical and present-day policies, or regulations, lack of infrastructure and resources, discrimination, conflicts, and targeted exclusion. These groups include (but are not limited to): members of underrepresented racial groups, women, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, individuals with disabilities, low-income individuals, and others.

Award amount

The resources provided through this grant depend on the needs of each applicant as demonstrated through the application. Award amounts may range from $500 to $2,500.

Application period

July 1, 2022 – September 30, 2022

For questions about the AMPP Diversity and Inclusion Grant, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

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2021 Award Winners

Lisseth Ocando

Lisseth Ocando

Maracaibo, Venezuela
Corrosion Coordinator/Professor at Integridad Técnica C.A./Zulia University

In this upcoming year, I would like to update my knowledge in Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) and Pipeline Integrity Management. I have many projects in stand-by, regarding the influence of Sulphate-Reducing Bacteria in the Cathodic Protection and Polymeric Coatings of oil and gas pipelines.


Samuel Popoola

Samuel Popoola

Lago, Nigeria
Metallurgical and Quality Engineer at Midwal Engineering Services Limited

Undergo key courses and training programs in corrosion and corrosion prevention which will provide ample opportunity for a better entry level position. I have always been interested in the means of protecting and improving the performance of materials against corrosion. I believe this opportunity will be a boost for me in that direction.


Brittney Jefferson

Brittney Jefferson

Mobile, AL, USA
First Class Painter/Blaster at Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding

This grant will benefit my professional development by opening the door for me to take the CIP Level 1 and Level 2 courses.


Dr. Sarah Bill Ulaeto

Dr. Sarah Bill Ulaeto

Calabar, Nigeria
Senior Lecturer at Rhema University, Nigeria

My career goals include training for more transferable skills, teaching from a vantage point of hands-on practical experiences, high-impact publications with probable knowledge transferrable results, and participation in high-impact conferences such as AMPP corrosion conference for knowledge sharing.


Dike Ejibe

Dike Ejibe

Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Reliability Engineer (Fixed Equipment) at Nigitrade International Company Limited

To progress my career as an in-house Materials Engineer requires some corrosion and coating related trainings and certifications which I can only obtain from AMPP through this grant. This can only be made possible by going through adequate and quality trainings, coupled with on-the-job experience and guidance from senior professionals / colleagues.


Dr. Bhavesh Dharmraj Gajbhiye

Dr. Bhavesh Dharmraj Gajbhiye

Navi Mumbai, India

I am looking forward for a good permanent position across industries (R & D Sector) preferably in Mumbai, India. Given an opportunity, with a background in Chemical Engineering & my research experience in Corrosion studies, I would like to pursue my career further in Coatings.