Students & Faculty

Electrical Engineering Grant Application

Application: 2018 – 2019 Academic Year

Your proposal must provide all the information requested below:
  1. Team Leader: Identify the name(s) of the professor(s), title, the university department, telephone, e-mail, address.
  2. Team Members: Identify names and/or number of students who will be on the team and their respective majors.
  3. Mentor: Identify the name, company, and contact information of your industry mentor.
  4. Proposal Summary: Include project name, date of submission, contact person and information, requested grant amount and schedule duration.
  5. Executive Summary: A statement which clearly defines proposed challenge/solution and how it will improve electrical challenges for the steel manufacturing industry.
  6. Project Details: Detailed description of the work and expected project deliverables such as potential models.
  7. Project Schedule: Include a list of anticipated tasks and milestones.
  8. Project Cost: Estimated distribution of total project cost. A portion of the grant may be used as a stipend to the Professor(s) or student(s) as long as such declaration is defined. Any transportation costs for plant visits and project presentation should be included.
  9. Student Participation: List plans for student participation throughout the project including research and specific activities toward building student interest in the steel industry.
  10. Steel Plant Engagement: Include previous faculty and student interaction with the steel industry as well as proposed plans for faculty and student interaction with a steel or steel-related plant.
  11. Project Duration: Clarify if this proposal is for a new project, continuation of a previous effort, or if it is intended to be a multi-year project (limited to two years).
  12. Support and Endorsement: Letter of support from university department head and letter of support from industry mentor.
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It is the responsibility of the submitters to assure that sufficient information is contained in the proposal for reviewers to evaluate the proposal according to the evaluation criteria.

Questions about the grant and/or proposal process should be directed to Lori Wharrey at or +1.724.814.3044.

Whenever possible, specifically allocable costs of a proposal should be requested and justified in the proposal as direct costs.  In an effort to ensure our support of the indirect costs associated with programs/projects the AIST Foundation funds, and to be consistent in that support, it is the policy of the AIST Foundation to limit university or agency administrative fee allowances to 15% of any of its grant awards.  The AIST Foundation reserves the right to assess grants on a case by case basis to determine the application of this policy.

All scholarships and grants are awarded in accordance with AIST Foundation’s policies, which may be amended from time to time, and are subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.  Scholarships and grants are awarded subject to availability and funding and AIST Foundation reserves the right to withdraw or amend any listed scholarship or grant without prior notification.  Scholarships and grants may be suspended or revoked at any time at the Board’s discretion.  In no event shall the AIST Foundation or the Board of Trustees be liable for any claim or cost associated with suspending or revoking any scholarship or grant.  All decisions by the Board shall be final and may not be appealed.