Students & Faculty

Kent D. Peaslee Junior Faculty Award Application

(Must be an AIST member)
 (Must be an AIST member)
Your proposal must provide all the information requested below:
  1. Specific activities toward building connections with a steel company or supplier to the steel industry
  2. Specific activities toward building student interest in the steel industry
  3. Plans for a steel related student campus event and other programs to obtain direct student contact with the steel industry
  4. Resume and present position, and years of tenure-track
  5. Estimated distribution of total costs by year
  6. Names and contact information of mentors
  7. Letter of support from university department head
  8. Letters of support from academia and industry mentors
  9. A proposed metric for gauging success, e.g. the number of students entering the steel industry
 (Enter your name. Your name will suffice as your signature.)
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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.

To ensure the grants funded by the Foundation go directly to the intended purposeit is the policy of the AIST Foundation to not allow overhead costs. The AIST Foundation is a Pennsylvania-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation organized for charitable, education and scientific purposes that seeks to attract technology-oriented professionals to the steel industry by educating the public about the high-tech, diverse and rewarding nature of careers in modern steelmaking. The Foundation receives contributions from industry corporations and individual members of AISTThe AIST Foundation reserves the right to assess grants on a case by case basis to determine the application of this policy.

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