Trent R. Dames and William W. Moore Fellowship

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Amount
Awarded

$12,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 10

Wednesday
Awarded By:

American Society of Civil Engineers

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually. Please note: The fellowship may be awarded to co-researchers in a single project or divided among multiple projects.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be a practicing engineer or earth scientist, professor, or graduate student at time of application.
  4. Must plan to conduct research to explore new applications of geotechnical engineering or the earth sciences to social, economic, environmental and political issues.
  5. Must be a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This fellowship is open to practicing engineers or earth scientists, professors, and graduate students who will explore new applications of geotechnical engineering or the earth sciences to social, economic, environmental and political issues. Applicants must be members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Application requirements for the Trent R. Dames and William W. Moore Fellowship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Fin. stmt
  • Research proposal
  • Resume
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: The Trent R. Dames and William W. Moore Fellowship was established in 1990 by the partners of Dames and Moore in honor of the firm's founders for the purpose of advancing the science and profession of engineering and to enhance the overall welfare of mankind. Applicants may apply for all ASCE fellowships for which they are eligible. Grants are to provide for the exploration of new applications of geotechnical engineering or the earth sciences to social, economic, environmental and political issues. Applicants are forwarded to the appropriate technical divisions for review. Selection of recipients is made by the Society Awards Committee or its designee for recommendation to the Executive Committee for final approval. Selection is based on technical and social value of the proposed research, ability of the research to advance the science and profession of engineering and to enhance the overall welfare of mankind, relevant professional experience of the applicant, and applicant's prior contribution to the engineering profession and/or the applied earth sciences. Preference is given to research which will contribute to the solution of conflicting engineering issues involving social, economic, environmental or political concerns or compromises

Award Amount: $2,000 to $6,000 annually, non-renewable. The award is to be used for expenses for research and experiments as stated in the eligibility requirements. Each recipient is required to submit a progress report six months after the commencement of the project and a final report, suitable for publication, to the Executive Director of the Society upon completion of the tenure of the fellowship. Previous recipients of the fellowship are eligible to apply in any succeeding competition for these awards provided the other requirements of eligibility are satisfied.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $12,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Submit Completed Application and Transcript to: American Society of Civil Engineers 1801 Alexander Bell Drive Reston, Virginia 20191-4400 Attn: Honors and Awards Program All application materials must be mailed in one package to the address provided. Applications must be received by the deadline date.
Contact: Ping Wei - Staff Contact
Address: 1801 Alexander Bell Drive Attention: Honors and Awards Program Reston, Virginia 20191

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