PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MAY 31 2020
Since its inception, Geoengineer.org has been a leader in the creation and dissemination of open access content that can advance globally geotechnical engineering research and practice.
Geoengineer.org is pleased to solicit proposals for the creation of open access content that can make a valuable contribution to the geoengineering profession. Preference is given to projects that make an impact internationally. The total amount available for 2020-2021 is $4,000. Submitted proposals may not exceed this amount. It is expected that one to two projects will be funded this year.
Proposers should submit online all required information as explained in the submission form (you need to log in to access it). This includes information about the scope of the proposal, the work plan, the schedule and budget as well as a CV of the proposer.
Examples of proposed projects may include any of the following:
- Development of online course(s)/Webinar(s) or other informative resource(s) (e.g. development of tutorials, animations, videos, or slides);
- Development of educational/instructional resource(s) that will become available online. Higher priority topics for this year include: Deep Excavations, Dam Engineering, Earth Retaining Structures, Geophysics, as well as Machine Learning/Big Data applications in geotechnical engineering;
- Development of framework for open-access, online database(s) on geotechnical engineering laboratory/in-situ experimental data;
- Integration of open-access/open-source geotechnical engineering computational tool(s), software, or apps within Geoengineer.org;
- Other innovative ideas, e.g., the development of online GIS tool(s) for post-disaster reconnaissance and/or emergency response.
Proposers are welcome to contact the Geoengineer.org at email@example.com to make sure that the proposed work can be integrated in Geoengineer.org well. Geoengineer.org may be able to contribute resources to support specific initiatives. The deliverable of the project should benefit the profession and will become widely available to the geoengineering community through Geoengineer.org only.
Each individual may submit only one proposal. Proposals submitted by a group of individuals are allowed. The proposal has to explain what the responsibilities of each member of the group are.
The duration of the project(s) for 2020 is 1 year starting July 1st, 2020.
Once a project is selected for funding, the funding is guaranteed. However, funding for each project will be provided fully upon completion of the project.
Academicians, practicing engineers, and researchers from all countries are eligible to submit a proposal. The qualifications of the proposer (CV) is a major consideration in the selection process. A successful track record in completing projects on time and on budget is preferable.
Proposal Submission Guidelines
Proposers must submit the Proposal Form online including a 2-page CV by 12 pm Eastern US Time, May 31 2020. The CV should include educational background, positions held (academic or in the industry), and any other relevant material such as publications, activities, initiatives etc. Late proposals will not be accepted.
Assessment of Proposals
Proposals will be pre-screened by a team of professionals from Geoengineer.org that includes geotechnical engineers, technical editors and computer scientists. The review board will evaluate proposals based on the following criteria:
- Completeness and organization of the proposal;
- Merit of the proposal: Is it valuable to the geoengineering community? Is there a need for it? Can the community use the deliverable through Geoengineer.org?
- Qualifications of the proposer;
- Relation of the proposed activity/deliverable to the scope of the funds;
- The amount of funds requested;
Final decisions will be announced by the end of June, 2020.
For any technical related questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.