Portland Cement Association Research Fellowship

American Concrete Institute

The Portland Cement Association Research Fellowship Program provides a $35,000 stipend to students completing their master's and doctoral degree. The program aims to support educational activities that will enhance the knowledge of public. The focus of the student's research must be on the uses of cement and concrete.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    The applicant must be completing studies toward masters or doctoral degree.
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • College:
    The applicant must be pursuing their degree from an institution of higher education within the United States that is accredited by a regional or national agency.
  • Major/Career:
    The applicant must pursue graduate study in engineering, science, material science, or architectural program.
  • Other Benefits:
    The stipend paid to the university to cover tuition, residence, research materials, equipment, study materials, related educational expenses, and does not include payment for institutional overhead.

Application Details

  • Transcript:
    Not required
  • Resume/Activity List:
    Not required
  • Other Materials:
    The applicant must submit the proposal in this format: The proposal should not exceed four pages in length using 12 point Times font.DateProject TitleStudent Name, address, telephone number, area of study (civil engineering, etc.), and background.ProfessorName, title, department, and a brief description of area of expertise and background.University InformationAddress, telephone, and fax.Project ObjectiveConcisely state the purpose of the research. Describe what problem is to be solved or what innovation is to be developed.Significance of the Project (optional)Mention how this research may affect the use of cement or concrete or the manufacture of cement.Project Description and Research PlanThe research plan shall detail the project work program, including the submission of a final report. Describe how the objectives will be achieved through a logical, innovative, and rational scientific plan. Be concise, yet include sufficient detail to describe the approach to solve a problem. Numerate tasks to illustrate the anticipated progression of the project.ScheduleProvide a schedule for the completion of the research tasks.ReportState when the final report or thesis will be completed. The final report must be in a format suitable for potential publication as a PCA research report in electronic format. Further publication as a paper in a refereed technical journal is encouraged. Please allow 2 months for PCA to review a draft of the report prior to publishing.

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