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GSI issues graduate student fellowships request for proposals

News | March 10, 2021 | By:

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has released a worldwide request for proposals (RFP) for 2021–22 focusing on innovative geosynthetic research and development projects. Recipients must be pursuing a masters or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university. There will be several awards given (between 8 and 16 awards), each for $5,000. Awards are merit-based, and research must be on topics of interest to the geosynthetics community. The proposals must include all the following:

  • Letter of recommendation from the student’s department head or advisor
  • Title and detailed abstract of proposed project
  • Student’s Resume
  • Relevancy of topic to the geosynthetics community

The deadline for submittal of 2021–22 fellowship proposals is Aug. 23, 2021. Awards will be announced by the end of September. 

Review of the proposals is by the nine-person GSI board of advisors (BOA). For information on the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) and past recipients, visit us at

Submit proposals to:

Jamie R. Koerner

General Manager

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