Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists Foundation
Grant amount: Unspecified amount
Applicant type: College / University Faculty
Funding uses: Education / Outreach
Location of project: United States
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Goal and Scope
This fund supports engineering geology and geological engineering programs and teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels in universities in the United Sates, with a focus on supporting curricula that prepare students academically for careers as licensed professionals.
The two basic goals for the Cornerstone Fund are:
- Support of programs in engineering geology and geological engineering at colleges and universities in the United States where the academic program goals include preparing students to qualify for careers as licensed professionals in engineering geology or geological engineering.
- Support for doctoral level programs in engineering geology and geological engineering where the emphasis is to prepare and train professors who will teach those subjects at colleges and universities in the United States.
Program support includes department-level support and support, through departments, of individual professors, lecturers, or instructors.
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- 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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