Foundation Awards

The following research awards are given by the SFPE Foundation.

This award is presented by the SFPE Foundation and represents its most prestigious research award. The Arthur B. Guise Medal recognizes eminent achievement in the advancement of the science and technology of fire protection engineering and is named in memory of the achievements of Arthur Guise, who singularly developed dry chemicals for use as fire extinguishing agents. The achievement may be in research, development, design, innovation, management, education or literature. Recipients of the Guise Medal.

The Foundation's Board of Governors established the Bono Award in 1994 to recognize the author(s) of the paper published in the SFPE Journal during the prior year that has most contributed to the advancement and application of professional fire protection engineering. Recipients of the Jack Bono Award.

Guylène Proulx was considered by all who knew her to be one of the preeminent researchers and communicators in the field of human behavior in emergencies. Her enduring legacy, as stated by her international colleagues, is the body of her research work. This scholarship award honors her legacy by building on the research in her chosen profession.  Recipients of the Dr. Guylène Proulx, OC Award.

This award was established in 2006 by the Foundation's Board of Governors to recognize high-performing students who are conducting research to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering. Nominations are accepted from undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students and are judged on scientific quality and relevance of their research to the fire protection engineering profession. Recipients of the Student Scholar Award.