SPE Junior Faculty Grant for Research
The SPE Junior Faculty Grant for Research supports innovative research by junior faculty related to Petroleum Engineering. This award seeks to assist junior faculty in training and supervision of graduate students by awarding USD 40,000 during the 2 year grant.
The research award for 2012 and 2013 has been presented. Nominations are not being accepted at this time.
Self-nomination is allowed.
Complete section I-IV on the application form.
Complete a statement of academic and professional interest, maximum 1 page
- Provide an executive summary of the Technical Proposal, maximum 1 page
- Complete a Technical Research Proposal, maximum 5 pages. The proposal should include 1) a statement of problem 2) literature review 3) your proposed research and methodology 4) a description of tasks and timeline 5) technical references and 6) any related figures or tables. This proposal is the basis for the committee to choose award recipients and applicants are encouraged to submit proposals that address one of the R & D grand challenges (refer to JPT May 2011, page 34). The R&D challenges comprise five broad areas:
- Increasing recovery factors/subsurface coupled processes
- In-situ molecular manipulation
- Carbon capture and sequestration
- Protecting people and the environment; Examples: Produced water management, minimally invasive extraction
- Transparent Earth: Higher resolution subsurface imaging of hydrocarbons
- Include a copy of your CV, maximum 2 pages. Refer to this format for tips.
- Provide your budget, maximum 2 pages, and include all direct project costs to be funded by SPE, itemized by:
- salary, materials, equipment, software, travel, publication etc.
- non-allowable costs include: overhead/infrastructure fees, fringe
- benefits, other indirect costs
- include any in-kind contributions (cash or non-cash) from industry or university sources
- Provide a list of 3 references with full contact information, maximum 1 page.
- Include a list of ongoing research projects, maximum 2 pages.
- Email all of the above by the deadline of 1 June to Tom Whipple, firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line Junior Faculty Research Initiation Fellowship, total application should be a maximum of 15 pages.