William R. "Bill" Adam Formula SAE® Vehicle Development Grant

This grant provides funding to a Formula SAE® team to assist with the development of their project. Applicants must be registered for the competition at the time of application. Teams wishing to use these funds for anything other than vehicle design will be eliminated. Special attention will be given to those teams who were unable to secure major sponsors for their team.

This grant honors William R. "Bill" Adam's contribution to FSAE and his lifelong dedication to mentoring young engineers. A 35-year member of SAE and long time supporter of FSAE, Bill was an engineer in the automotive industry for more than 40 years working on vehicle development, testing and correlation. He was a co-patent developer of integrated Manifold-Muffler-Catalyst design and had seven years experience with exhaust development and exhaust pass-by noise levels.

Established in 2004, this grant is administered by the SAE Foundation, and applications are reviewed by Mrs. Pat Adam and Mrs. Julie Koerber, Bill's daughter. The selected applicant will receive a $500 grant which must be used toward the development of the vehicle.




University of Akron


University of Central Florida


University of Central Florida


St. Cloud State University


Tennessee Tech Motorsports


Villanova University


University of California, Davis


University of North Texas

Nomination Deadline: February 1

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