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Shamsher Prakash Foundation Awards

The Shamsher Prakash Foundation solicits nominations (no applications) for the Annual Shamsher Prakash Research Award for young (40 years or younger as of 31 May) engineers, scientists, and researchers from all over the world. Nominations should reach the Honorary Secretary on or before 31 May. A candidate should be a specialist in geotechnical engineering and/or geotechnical earthquake engineering. It is also necessary that the candidate have significant independent contributions and show promise of excellence. The award consists of a cash prize of $US 1,100 and a plaque. The award will be announced by 30 September. Suitable arrangements will be made for making the award at an appropriate ceremony in the country of residence of the awardee.

The Foundation also solicits nominations (no applications) for the Shamsher Prakash Prize for Excellence in the Practice of Geotechnical Engineering for young (45 years or younger as of 31 October) engineers, scientists, and researchers from all over the world. Nominations should reach the Honorary Secretary on or before 31 July. A candidate should be a specialist in geotechnical engineering and/or geotechnical earthquake engineering. It is also necessary that the candidate have significant independent contributions and show promise of excellence. The award consists of a cash prize of $US 1,100 and a plaque. The award will be announced by 31 December. Suitable arrangements will be made for making the award at an appropriate ceremony in the country of residence of the awardee.

To Submit a Nomination:
Please send seven complete assembled folders to the Foundation. The following information must be included in the following order in each folder (nominations may be made on plain paper):

  1. Name of the candidate
  2. Complete postal address and telephone, fax number, and e-mail
  3. Date of birth, and age on 31 May (for the Research Award) or age on 31 July (for Prize for Excellence)
  4. Chronology of education
  5. Chronology of jobs held
  6. Area of specialization
  7. Complete list of refereed publications in journals (please enclose not more than five [5] significant publications)
  8. Statement of 500 words of the candidate's significant contributions (on a separate sheet) (for the Research Award) orstatement of 500 words demonstrating the significant contribution to practice made by the nominee through the application of research or otherwise. The statement should make clear the nominee's potential for future contributions. (on a separate sheet) (for Prize for Excellence)
  9. One 5" x 7" color or black and white photograph of the candidate, with a negative (no digital photos, please), in one folder only
  10. Any other relevant information

For further information, or to submit a nomination:
Sally Prakash, Honorary Secretary
Shamsher Prakash Foundation
Anand Kutir
1111 Duane Avenue
Rolla, MO 65401 USA
Fax: +1-573-364-5572(*51)
E-mail: prakash@umr.edu or sallyp@umr.edu

More information may be found at the Foundation's Web site, http://www.yoga10.org/

Shah Prize for Innovation

EERI is accepting nominations for the Shah Family Innovation Prize. Each year, the $10,000 Prize awards one young professional or academic for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit in the field of earthquake engineering. Information about the Shah Prize and instructions for nominations can be viewed at http://www.eeri.org/.

The Prize winner will be announced at the EERI annual meeting. 

EarthScope Proposal Solicitation for Science and Education

The EarthScope Program Solicitation has been posted on the NSF Web site: http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04589.

This solicitation calls for single or collaborative proposals to conduct scientific research associated with EarthScope and support activities that further the scientific and educational goals of EarthScope.

The Full Proposal deadline for proposals to be funded is 16 July annually. 

AIPG Scholarship Program

3 November 2003

The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) has an annual scholarship program which assists students with undergraduate college education costs and promotes student participation in AIPG. Up to four scholarships will be awarded to declared undergraduate geological sciences majors who are at least sophomores. The scholarships will be for $1,000 and are to be used toward tuition and/or room and board.

Any student who is majoring in geology or Earth science, is at least a sophomore, and is attending a four-year accredited college or university in the U.S. can apply. The student must also be either a student member of AIPG or have applied for student membership at the time the scholarship application is submitted. Each student who wins an award agrees, by accepting the scholarship, to prepare a 600- to 800-word article for publication in The Professional Geologist, the subject of which must be related to a timely professional issue.

Each applicant must submit a letter of interest with name, mail and e-mail addresses, and telephone number; proof of enrollment in an eligible geological sciences program and transcripts; an original one-page essay on why the applicant wants to become a geologist; and a letter of support from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's academic work. This application packet should be submitted to: 
Attn: Education Committee Chair 
8703 Yates Drive Suite 200 
Westminster, CO 80031-3681

Applications must be received by 15 February; awards are made in September. Awards will be made based on the content and creativity of the essays as judged by the Education Committee. The decisions of the Education Committee are final. For questions regarding the application process, call (303) 412-6205 or e-mail aipg@aipg.org

Women’s International Science Collaboration Program

27 February 2003

The Women's International Science Collaboration Program (WISC) is a partnership between the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase the participation of women in international scientific research. WISC awards on a competitive basis small travel grants of up to $4,000 or $5,000 (depending on region) to U.S. scientists to plan new collaborations with colleagues all over the world. These activities are expected to lead to full research proposals to be submitted to NSF or other funders. For more information, go to http://www.aaas.org/programs/international/wist/

East Asia Summer Institutes

20 November 2002

The East Asia Summer Institutes (EASI) provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering first-hand research experience in China, Japan, Korea, or Taiwan; an introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the respective location; and orientation to the culture and language. EASI's primary goals are to introduce students to East Asian science and engineering in the context of a research laboratory, and to initiate personal relationships that will enable fruitful collaboration in the future. The institutes last approximately eight weeks from June to August and are administered in the United States by the National Science Foundation with cosponsorship by the National Institutes of Health. Proposal deadline is the first Monday in December. More information is available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02174/nsf02174.htm

Summer Research in Japan

20 November 2002

Each year the National Science Foundation sends about 100 U.S. graduate students to Japan for an intensive summer research experience. Applications are sought from qualifying students in structural, earthquake, wind, and geotechnical engineering who would like to participate in both the EASI program in Japan and a supplemental program, Natural Hazard Mitigation in Japan (NHMJ), consisting of student seminars and extensive laboratory and site visits focusing on natural hazard mitigation. Acceptance to EASI is a prerequisite for participation in NHMJ. Deadline for applications is 15 November of each year. More information on NHMJ is available at http://www3.nd.edu/~concrete/Education_files/NHMJ.html

ROSE School Fellowships

27 September 2002

The European School of Advanced Studies in Reduction of Seismic Risk (ROSE) was founded in 2000 with the aim of providing higher-level education in the field of earthquake engineering. In December 2001, the European Commission designed the ROSE School as a Marie Curie Training Site, providing funds to finance postgraduate scholarships with a duration of three to twelve months. The fellowships, with a value of 1,200 euros per month, may be awarded to Ph.D. students currently undertaking research work on topics related to earthquake engineering and who wish to spend a relatively short period of time at the ROSE School attending courses or carrying out research work under the supervision of one of the faculty members. Application deadlines are 15 January15 June, and 15 October of each year. Detailed application criteria and instructions on how to submit an application can be found at ROSE-4thSeminar-2004

Fulbright Grants

6 December 2001

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers several lecturing and research awards. Awards for both faculty and professionals range from two months to an academic year or longer. While foreign-language skills are needed in some countries, most Fulbright lecturing assignments are in English. Application deadlines vary for Fulbright traditional lecturing and research grants worldwide.

For more information, visit the Web site at http://www.cies.org, or contact: 
Council for International Exchange of Scholars 
3007 NW Tilden Street Suite 5-L 
Washington, DC 20008 
Telephone: +1-202-686-7877 
E-mail: apprequest@cies.iie.org

Association for Women Geoscientists Scholarships


The Association for Women Geoscientists awards five scholarships on an annual basis: Arizona Chapter Scholarship, Chrysalis Scholarship, William Rucker Greenwood Scholarship, Penelope Hanshaw Scholarship, and Puget Sound Chapter. Each scholarship has its own requirements, restrictions, and deadline. For more information, visit the AWG Web site at http://www.awg.org/, or write to Association for Women Geoscientists, P.O. Box 30645, Lincoln, NE 68503-0645. 

U.S.-Japan Cooperative Science Program


Launched in 1961 and implemented by NSF and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), this program supports travel and subsistence costs required for cooperative research. Japanese counterpart scientists and engineers are typically associated with universities and colleges. American researchers from any sector may apply. Cooperative research projects may be supported for one to three years. Visits made in conjunction with such projects are short-term, usually several weeks to three months each year. Support is also offered for travel and living expenses for graduate students and postdoctoral investigators who can contribute significantly to a project.

Proposal Deadline: NSF: 15 June of each year. JSPS: 23 May of each year.

The Japanese counterpart principal investigator must submit a proposal to JSPS. Joint approval of such projects by NSF and JSPS is required, and the U.S. investigator's proposal to NSF must include a copy of the cover page of the proposal submitted to JSPS.

Detailed project description and budget can be found by visiting http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/int/eap/start.htm.