GSI currently seeking request-for-proposals
The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has announced a worldwide call for request-for-
proposals (RFPs) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects.
The Dec. 9 announcement said that there are 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 doctoral degree in engineering or science to be eligible, according to the announcement. 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 2014–2015 academic year must be submitted to both of the undersigned via email by June 10, 2014; awards will be announced on, or before, July 15, 2014.
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
Geosynthetic Institute, director emeritus
Jamie R. Koerner
GSI, special projects coordinator