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Funding Sources For Research And Scholarship

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.516.1 - 6.516.9



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Fazil Najafi

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Funding Sources for Research and Scholarship

Fazil T. Najafi

University of Florida


A direct lead between existing research funding needs and research funding sources is lacking. This problem creates a burden on the part of science and engineering college professors who must spend excessive time and effort to search and identify a funding source(s) in order to obtain the information necessary for preparing a research proposal. Since writing a research proposal is time and energy intensive itself, it would be very desirable to develop a simple and direct method for obtaining information on potential sources of funding according to the applicant’s designated research topic(s). In addition, there are many sources of scholarships/fellowships to which both professors and students should have easy access. Professors also need to be capable of advising students on funding sources and relevant details. Therefore, this paper will focus on these issues and will identify direct research and scholarship sources that enable researchers and students to identify needed sources with minimal time and effort. This paper will also identify existing research sources that provide research funding to civil, environmental, coastal and other science and engineering disciplines.


There are many sources of research funding available to support the research work of scientists, engineers, and professors within the institutions of higher learning. Research funding sources are scattered under a variety of subjects, such as health and biomedical sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences and education. Such funding sources also include science and engineering. Many of the existing research funding sources are not listed separately according to discipline. Because of this lack of identity of sources covering particular subjects, the researcher must spend much time and effort searching out the sources that include the subject relating to his/her line of expertise. There are also many sources of fellowships, internships, and scholarships available for both faculty and students. The problem, again, is that these are so scattered, it is difficult to track the appropriate ones from a designated source. This paper will present general information on research sources and will mostly focus on research funding sources for civil engineering faculty who are interested in doing research in the civil engineering and related construction technologies. For the field of civil engineering alone, research funding areas include geotechnical, transportation engineering and planning, land surveying and Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright  2001, American Society for Engineering Education

Najafi, F. (2001, June), Funding Sources For Research And Scholarship Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10.18260/1-2--9300

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