The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has announced its annual worldwide student call for request for proposals (RFPs) focusing on innovative geosynthetics research and development projects. There will be several awards given, each for $5,000. (Note that this is a change from the original program in that the terms are different and that the students can be pursuing either master’s or doctoral degrees).
Emphasis will be placed on relevant topics of interest and/or concern to the geosynthetics community. 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 proposed project
Page 3—Student’s resumé
Page 4—Relevancy of topic to the geosynthetics community
The RFPs for the 2017–2018 academic year must be submitted to the undersigned by email. The deadline is Monday, June 12, 2017. Awards will be announced on, or before, August 4, 2017.
Review of the proposals is conducted by the nine-person GSI Board of Directors. For information on the Geosynthetic Institute and past recipients, visit
www.geosynthetic-institute.org/gsifellows.htm or contact Jamie R. Koerner, Special Projects Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.