There will be one scholarship, of at least $5,000, distributed annually. The funds will be distributed with $1,000 of it going to the supporting faculty member and the remainder to the student. Should no qualified application be received during a specific year, no scholarship will be awarded
The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student undertaking a research project in the field of human factors or human behavior related to fire or emergencies, or to the integration of human factors or human behavior into fire protection engineering. The student may be enrolled in any field of study provided the research relates to people in fire or emergencies
The applicant must submit electronic documentation of the following:
- A description of the project (approximately 1000 words) which illustrates how the research relates to people in fire or emergencies, or to the integration of human factors or human behavior into fire protection engineering.
- A letter from the faculty member who will be supervising the research which must include: a) support of the project and the applicant, b) the qualifications of the faculty member in the field of human factors or human behavior, or the integration of human factors or human behavior into fire protection engineering; and c) the successful supervision of other students undertaking related research projects.
- Evidence of the applicant’s university academic achievement in the form of transcripts or similar official documentation.
- Evidence of the applicant’s involvement in professional or non-professional organizations, and any involvement with the profession or the community at large, illustrating leadership and volunteerism.
- Evidence of the applicant’s public presentations of research, or other public presentations not necessarily related to research or the profession, illustrating communication skills.
- A commitment to present the completed research to a professional body in a public forum (such as a conference, workshop or seminar) and to publish the work.
Applications must be received by December 22 for an award to be given in early 2016
Evaluation and Awards
Applications will be evaluated by an panel of global experts. The panel will assess the application against the six criteria noted above and make a recommendation to the SFPE Foundation Board of Governors.
Applications should be sent to Nicole Testa Boston at firstname.lastname@example.org.