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Allan Widger Consulting Corporation Awards Grant for Young Geotechnical Engineers in Transportation

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Allan Widger Consulting Corporation Grant supports the attendance and participation of a young geotechnical engineer in transportation in the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Conference & Exhibition, as well as the Association’s fall and spring technical meetings. 

The grant provides up to $5000 to one young professional each year and will be awarded as a travel stipend (up to $3500 for the conference and up to $1500 for spring meetings).

Interested candidates should submit, by June 15, 2018, a résumé and one or two page letter summarizing work accomplishments, reasons for wanting to attend the TAC meetings and conference, and anticipated benefits.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, a candidate must:

  • Be no more than 35 years old as of December 31 in the year the grant is awarded;
  • Hold a graduate degree in Geotechnical (or equivalent) Engineering;
  • Be currently employed with at least three years of experience in the transportation field;
  • Commit to attend spring (April) and fall (September) technical meetings of the Pavements and Soils and Materials Standing Committees, and the TAC Conference and Exhibition (September/October);
  • Submit a one-page report, suitable for publication on TAC’s website/social media, with event highlights and comments about how participation may potentially benefit professional development.

Past grant recipients can re-apply but will be considered only if presenting in a session at the TAC conference.

Costs eligible for reimbursement, up to the fall $3500 / spring $1500 limit, are:

  • Conference registration (at TAC’s Young Professional rate)
  • Companion program registration
  • Travel costs (economy airfare/train/bus/car mileage) for grant recipient and companion
  • Ground transportation (to/from airport)
  • Hotel accommodations

A selection committee will evaluate all applications and select the most suitable candidate. The selection committee reserves the right to not award the grant in any given year.

The winner will be contacted by July 3 to plan travel and register to attend the fall meetings and the TAC Conference and Exhibition.

For more information or to submit an application, contact Julie Walker at jwalker@tac-atc.ca or 613-736-1350, ext. 221.