The SPE New-Faculty Research Grant supportsinnovative research by new faculty related to Petroleum Engineering. This grant seeks to assist new faculty in training and supervision of graduate students by awarding up to six grants per year in the amount of USD 100,000 during the 2 year grant. In addition, only three grants per year may be made to candidates from the same continent.
Grant recipients are required to: share their best practices via SPE venues such as webinars and ATCE presentations; submit a mid-term report that evidences research progress to receive the second year of funding; and submit a final report after the research has been completed.
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 toJPT May 2011, page 34). The R&D challenges comprise five broad areas: