Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists FoundationSuggest an update
Grant amount: Unspecified amount
Anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2021 11:59pm PST
Applicant type: College / University Faculty
Funding uses: Education / Outreach
Location of project: United States
Location of residency: United StatesView website Save
About this funder:
Advanced education at the university level is the cornerstone of all learned professions -- hence the name of this fund. The overall goal of the fund is to support the continuation and improvement of the teaching of engineering geology and geological engineering by providing funding to university-level engineering geology and geological engineering programs in the United States.
These two disciplines, the first growing within the science of geology and the second within the field of engineering, share much academic background and practice emphasis. Therefore this fund supports the teaching of both disciplines at undergraduate and graduate levels, with an emphasis on supporting curricula that prepare students academically for careers as licensed professionals. Program support includes department-level support as well as support of individual professors, lecturers, or instructors through departments.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Eligible applicants:
- Grant applications will be accepted from departments or administrative units or university foundations.
- Geological Engineering: ABET-accredited programs in geological engineering are candidates for support from this fund.
- Engineering Geology: Accreditation for engineering geology programs is not widely adopted, thus requiring a program to be accredited for consideration is not a workable criterion at this time.
- The focus of the Cornerstone Fund as to engineering geology is to support programs that
teach engineering geology in a comprehensive way, thus preparing students for careers as
licensed geologists with an emphasis or specialty (or certification) in engineering
- Eligible projects:
- Course support or course or program development support
- Course release for new course development by current faculty member
- Hiring an adjunct to start teaching engineering courses.
- Named Lectureship /Instructorship
- Named Professorship
- Named Chair
- Named Distinguished Professorship
- Endowed Professorship
- Endowed Chair
- In addition, the AEG Foundation will consider, dependent on funding, early-career grants to individuals who wish to develop or expand programs in engineering geoscience.
Prioritization of Grants
- The first priority is support for programs in engineering geology and geological engineering at colleges and universities in t he United States where the program goals include preparing students for employment as licensed geologists or engineers.
- Support for teaching doctoral level programs in engineering geology and geological engineering, where the emphasis is to prepare and train new professors who will teach those subjects at colleges and universities in the United States, is also a high priority.
- Applications that will support the hiring of new professorial staff or staff to replace retiring professors so that the program can continue are especially welcome, as are applications to support program expansion.
- Prioritization in grant-making may include support for programs that are subject to closure, support for early-career academics, support for developing new programs or courses, and support for program expansion.
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