PCI seeks research proposals for Fellowship program

Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago

PCI is now accepting research proposals through February 18 for the 2013-2014 school year under the Daniel P. Jenny Fellowship program. Selected proposals will be awarded $20,000.

The Daniel P. Jenny Fellowship program is intended primarily for the support of candidates for master’s-degree level research related to precast/prestressed concrete. Ph.D. candidates will also be considered. The program encourages innovative ideas and promotes interaction of students with industry partners. Last academic year, five proposals were selected by the PCI Research and Development Council to be honored with Daniel P. Jenny Research Fellowships.

Submitted 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 PCI Journal.

Proposals should be submitted electronically to Roger Becker, PCI’s managing director of research and development, at [email protected]. Selected proposals will be announced by May 31.

A summary of the evaluation criteria and additional information on the program can be found here.