The Trent R. Dames and William W. Moore Fellowship was established in 1990 by the partners of Dames and Moore in honor of the firm’s founders for the purpose of advancing the science and profession of engineering and to enhance the overall welfare of mankind. The income of the $100,000 fund is provided for the exploration of new applications of geotechnical engineering or the earth sciences to social, economic, environmental and political issues.
I. Grants are made biennially as long as there are meritorious applications received. The fellowship may be awarded to co-researchers in a single project or divided among multiple projects as long as appropriate funds are available. Previous fellowship holders are eligible to reapply.
II. Applicants must be practicing engineers or earth scientists, professors or graduate students. Membership in the Society is not a requirement for the award.
III. Each application shall include: (a) description of proposed research and its objectives. (b) statement from the institution at which the research is to be done that the applicant and proposed research are acceptable to that institution. (c) statement of the purposes for which the funds are expected to be used.
IV. Applications are forwarded to the appropriate technical divisions for review. Selection of recipients is made by the Society Awards Committee based on the following (a) technical and social value of the proposed research. Preference is given to research which will contribute to the solution of conflicting engineering issues involving social, economic, environmental or political concerns or compromises; (b) ability of the proposed research to meet the overall objective of the fellowship; (c) relevant professional experience, previous research or course of study either as a practitioner or in academia; (d) prior contribution to the engineering profession and/or the applied earth sciences.
V. Applications are to be received by a date established by the Honors and Award Program office that is no later than March 1, and awards made by May for a twelve-month period beginning not later than the following October 1.
VI. The amount of the scholarship will be determined annually by and subject to approval of the Executive Committee of the ASCE Board of Direction based on the income from the fund endowment.
VII. Each recipient is required to submit a progress report six months after the commencement of the project and a final report, suitable for publication, to the Executive Director of the Society on completion of the tenure of the fellowship.
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