June 30 is the deadline for student proposals for GSI Fellowships.
The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) earlier this year placed its annual worldwide call for requests-for-proposals (RFPs) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects.
There are multiple awards made, 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. Eligible students must have completed their candidacy examinations leading to a doctoral 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 of project
- Page 3—Student’s resume
- Page 4—Documentation of completed candidacy examination
RFPs for the 2011-2012 academic year must be submitted to both of the e-mail addresses below by June 30, 2011, and awards are announced on, or before, Aug. 1, 2011. Review of the proposals is by the nine-person GSI Board of Directors.
For information on the Geosynthetic Institute and past recipients: www.geosynthetic-institute.org/gsifellows.htm
Robert M. Koerner, Ph.D., P.E., NAE
Jamie R. Koerner
Special Projects Coordinator