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.
1) Grants are to provide for the exploration of new applications of geotechnical engineering or the earth sciences to social, economic, environmental and political issues.
2) Applicants must be practicing engineers or earth scientists, professors or graduate students. Membership in the Society is not a requirement.
3) Selection is based on technical and social value of the proposed research, ability of the research to advance the science and profession of engineering and to enhance the overall welfare of mankind, relevant professional experience of the applicant, and applicant’s prior contribution to the engineering profession and/or the applied earth sciences.
4) 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 upon completion of the tenure of the fellowship.
5) The fellowship may be awarded to co-researchers in a single project or divided among multiple projects. Previous fellowship holders are eligible to reapply.
Applications must include:
- Completed application form.
- Personal essay on why the applicant should receive this fellowship. The essay shall be no more than 500 words and shall highlight why the applicant chose to become a civil engineer, specific ASCE involvement, any special financial needs, and long term goals and plans.
- Detailed financial statement stating the purposes for which the funds are expected to be used and how they will assist the applicant.
- Description of the proposed research and its objectives; a statement from the institution at which the research is to be conducted indicating that the applicant and proposed research are acceptable to the institution must be included.
- Minimum of two sealed letters of recommendation; one must be from a faculty member/research nominator.
- One sealed official transcript with each application. Can be sent separately, but must be received by application deadline.
- One-page résumé. Include honors, activities, organizations, ASCE activities (including any offices held), and any work experience.
One complete application package containing one original of all items listed above must be postmarked by February 10. All items must be collected by the applicant and sent to ASCE Student Services as one complete application package. Application packages missing any of the above items will not be considered.
Fellowship will be awarded based on funds available. Awards have been in the $2000 – $6000 range. Award is to be used for expenses for research and experiments as stated in the eligibility requirements.
Deadline: Application and Transcript Must Be Received by February 10
Submit Completed Application and Transcript to:
American Society of Civil Engineers
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, Virginia 20191-4400
Attn: Honors and Awards Program
ALL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS MUST BE FULFILLED. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Download the application form