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Steel News August 22, 2019 11:30:02 AM

AISI Seeks Entries for 2020 Small Project Fellowship Program

Paul Ploumis
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The last date of submission of proposal is October 15, 2019.
AISI Seeks Entries for 2020 Small Project Fellowship Program

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Standards Council has invited research proposals for its Small Project Fellowship Program to be awarded in 2020. The last date of submission of proposal is October 15, 2019. The final recipients of the award will be declared between January 15 and February 15, 2020.

The requests for the Fellowship Program must be developed and submitted by a project team that comprises of a student, an academic advisor from the institution where he studies and an industry advisor. AISI states that either the academic advisor or the industry advisor must be a member of the relevant AISI standards developing committee. The project ideas may be generated by the AISI standards developing committee, industry advisor, academic advisor or the student from a list of potential project ideas as listed by AISI.

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The projects will be evaluated based on several factors including the potential for long-term impact on the industry, steel industry engagement and co-funding and results for the AISI standards development committees, the student, and the academic institution.

AISI intends to fund a total of around three to six projects in 2020. The funding will be limited to $10,000 on Small Projects, which include stated deliverables and $6,000 on Fellowships, which do not include overhead expenses.

Introduced in 2014, the Small Project Fellowship Program provides funding for research projects that delivers significant impact on the reliability, performance and cost-competitiveness of cold-formed steel (CFS) framing products in a variety of end-use applications.