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The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) is delighted to announce a worldwide call for requests-for-proposals (RFPs) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. There will be multiple awards made, each for $10,000 per year, and they are renewable, pending an annual written report, to a total amount of $25,000 per student. It is important to note that students must have completed their candidacy examinations leading to a doctorial degree in engineering or science.

The proposals must be submitted in the following four page format (with no exceptions):

  • Page 1—Letter of recommendation from student’s department head or advisor
  • Page 2—Title and detailed abstract
  • Page 3—Student’s resume
  • Page 4—Documentation of completed candidacy examination

The RFPs for the 2008-2009 academic year must be submitted to both of the undersigned by e-mail by July 15, 2008 and awards will be announced on, or before, Sept. 1, 2008. Review of the proposals is by the nine-person Board of Directors of GSI. For information on the Institute, visit us at the following Web site:

Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, Director—Geosynthetic Institute, Jamie R. Koerner, Special Projects Coordinator

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