This grant provides financial support to a young geotechnical engineer working in transportation to enable his/her attendance and participation in the annual TAC conference and fall technical meetings (up to $3,500) and TAC’s spring technical meetings (up to $1,500). The winner will attend meetings of the Pavements Committee and the Soils & Materials Committee, and is encouraged to attend other committee meetings and technical sessions.
Applications must be submitted by January 31 to be considered for that year’s grant. Applicants must submit a CV and a description (up to 750 words) of their work accomplishments, reasons for wanting to attend the TAC conference and technical meetings, and anticipated benefits of doing so. Applicants agree to write a one-page report following the spring and fall meetings, suitable for publication on TAC’s website and social media, with event highlights and comments about how participation will benefit her/his professional development.
Applications are reviewed by a selection committee, which reserves the right to not approve a winner. Previous grant recipients may re-apply, but will be considered only if they are presenting in a technical session at the TAC conference.
Expenses eligible for reimbursement include conference registration, hotel accommodations, economy air/train/bus fare or car mileage, and local transportation.
Sam Esfandiarpour, Thurber Engineering Ltd.
|2018||Aleks Kivi, Applied Research Associates|