The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is seeking a request for proposals for the Daniel P. Jenny Research Fellowships.
PCI will offer several $20,000 fellowship awards for the 2011–2012 academic year.
The fellowships are designed to introduce graduate students to the precast and prestressed concrete industry through participation in meaningful research. The program is intended primarily for the support of candidates for master’s-degree-level research. PhD candidates will also be considered.
Proposals should clearly describe the application of the proposed research to precast/prestressed concrete, potential contribution to the state of the art, timeliness of the proposed research, and possible impact on the industry market. Support from a PCI Producer Member (or members) is an essential part of the program and ensures that the research results or implementation plan has possible benefits to PCI and its members. Fellowships generally conclude with a master’s degree thesis and a summary paper published in the PCI Journal.
Fellowship proposals should include the following information:
Proposals must be received at PCI headquarters no later than Feb. 21, 2011. Notification of the awards is expected to be made by April 29, 2011. Proposals should be submitted electronically to PCI’s Managing Director, Research and Development, Roger Becker, P.E., S.E., at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A list of research topics of interest to the industry is shown below. This list is provided only for guidance on topics and proposals need not be limited to these topics. Current research programs in development are also listed. These are potential programs under development by the PCI Research and Development Council and are most likely too large for a fellowship topic. However, smaller projects within the larger topic might be considered.For more information about the fellowship and requirements, visit www.pci.org. Click on Technical Resources, and then click on Research and Development.
For questions or for assistance locating a potential industry research partner, contact Roger Becker at 312-360-3213 or email@example.com.
PCI Research Topics of Interest
Current Research Programs in Development