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Early Career Award Create ELECTRI-Faculty Dynamic
As of June 20, 2018

Published on: 
March 13, 2015

ELECTRI International – The Foundation for Electrical Construction is now accepting proposals for its 2015 research grants to be initiated by younger, Assistant Professor faculty members at universities across the country. This award program creates an important dynamic between faculty in the engineering and construction management disciplines and the electrical construction industry.

Early Career Awards may be used to supplement a new or on-going project where a component or module is directly applicable to the electrical construction industry, such as

  • Pilot studies on key issues facing the electrical construction industry
  • Development of electrical construction course materials
  • Other innovative activities that will help advance the electrical construction industry.

The Foundation anticipates making two $9,000 Early Career Awards this year. The selection will take place during the ELECTRI Council meeting in Chicago, July 13-14, 2015. Funds for each selected project will be distributed in the form of an unrestricted gift to the University in support of the faculty member and may be used for student support, faculty salary, and travel. To enhance the academic value of the grant, ELECTRI anticipates that one outcome of the work supported by each grant will be a paper publishable in a peer reviewed forum and of interest to the electrical construction industry. 

In announcing the 2015 grant competition, ELECTRI’s Program Review Committee Chair, Jerry Hayes (United Electric Company, Atlanta) noted, “This competition gives faculty members the opportunity to create project proposals that demonstrate intellectual merit, innovation, and student engagement. As our Committee reviews and ranks each proposal, we also evaluate the level of interaction the proposed activity will promote between the grantee and the electrical construction industry”.

The proposal submission deadline is April 27, 2015. The Request for Proposal and all application requirements can be found at: