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PCI accepting research proposals for 2012-13 academic year

Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago

PCI is accepting research proposals under the Daniel P. Jenny Fellowship program through Feb. 20; selected proposals will be awarded $20,000. The program is intended primarily for the support of candidates for master’s-degree-level research related to precast/prestressed concrete, although Ph.D. candidates will be considered. Last academic year, eight proposals were selected by the PCI Research and Development Council to be honored with Daniel P. Jenny Research Fellowships.

Proposals should clearly describe the application of the research to precast/prestressed concrete, potential contribution to the state of the art, timeliness of the research, and possible impact on the marketplace. 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.

Proposals should be submitted electronically to PCI Managing Director of Research and Development Roger Becker at [email protected]. Selected proposals will be announced by April 30, 2012. Instructions and a summary of the evaluation criteria are available on the PCI website, along with a list of potential research topics of interest to the industry. This information can be accessed at http://pci.org/cms/index.cfm/tech/research.