The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has announced a worldwide call for requests-for-proposals (RFPs) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects.
There will be multiple awards, each for $10,000 for the first year, and they are renewable for a second and third year up to a total amount of $20,000 per student. It is important to note that students must have completed their candidacy examinations leading to a doctorial degree in engineering or science to be eligible. 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 of project
- Page 3—Student’s resume
- Page 4—Documentation of completed candidacy examination
The RFPs for the 2011-2012 academic year must be submitted to both of the undersigned by e-mail by June 30, 2011 and awards will be announced on, or before, Aug. 1, 2011. Review of the proposals is by GSI’s nine-person board of directors. For information on the Geosynthetic Institute and past recipients, go to: www.geosynthetic-institute.org/gsifellows.htm
Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., P.E., NAE
Jamie R. Koerner
Special Projects Coordinator