The fellowships are intended to assist faculty, professionals, or graduate researchers in developing countries with participating in cultural and technical exchange with EWRI members at the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2007 in Tampa, Florida (May 15-19, 2007) and in supplementary activities during their visit to the United States. The objectives of the fellowship are to increase participation in EWRI conferences of water resources and environmental professionals from developing countries, and to promote sustained professional and cultural exchange. Fellowships will be applied towards (in order of priority): 1) one year membership in EWRI and/or the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); 2) conference registration fees; and 3) hotel fees to attend the conference. Each Fellow, while at the conference, is expected to 1) give a presentation at the conference on his/her research or a water/environmental resources issue in his/her country in a technical session, and 2) participate with other international fellows in a panel discussion on international water/environmental resource issues as a representative of his/her country. Each Fellow must be hosted by a United States- or Canada-based EWRI/ASCE member* who will be responsible for submitting the application to the IC. The host will assist with arranging a 2-3 day United States- or Canada-based professional activity for the Fellow such as visits with key agencies, consultants or researchers in the area of interest of the visitor. Housing and travel costs during the period outside of the conference are not covered by the fellowship. Matching fund grants (from corporations, government agencies, schools or individuals) are encouraged, but not required.
All eligible candidates must meet the following requirements (previous recipients of the fellowship are not eligible):
- Be citizens of, and resident in, a developing country (defined as Countries eligible for borrowing from the World Bank)
- Have a United States- or Canada-based EWRI/ASCE member* who submits the application
- Provide descriptions of 2-3 days of cultural and technical exchange will promote sustained collaboration
- Provide descriptions of how costs not covered by the fellowship will be covered (the fellowship typically does not cover all travel and lodging costs)
The application form must be submitted by the potential host (a United States- or Canada-based EWRI/ASCE member*), along with an abstract of the paper**
to be presented at the conference, by September 15, 2006 to:Cristiane Queiroz Surbeck, P.E.
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Engineering Tower Room 916
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California 92697-2575 USA
Fax: (949) 824-2541
IC members will review eligible fellowship applications and will notify applicants of selection by November 1, 2006. Please direct questions to Cristiane Queiroz Surbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stacy Langsdale at email@example.com.
*Candidates who do not have a United States- or Canada-based EWRI/ASCE host may submit a pre-application to identify possible hosts. The pre-application form must be sent to the above address by August 14, 2006. Potential United States- or Canada-based EWRI/ASCE hosts will contact those candidates who have compatible technical and cultural activity interests. If a match is found, the United States- or Canada-based EWRI/ASCE host must submit the full application form on behalf of the candidate by the September 15, 2006 deadline. Note that a United States- or Canada-based host is required for the fellowship to be awarded, and the submittal of the pre-application form does not guarantee that an appropriate host will be found.
** Candidates must also submit abstracts at www.asce.org/conferences/ewri2007/abstract.html. Note that acceptance of the abstract to the conference does not guarantee that the applicant has been awarded a Fellowship.
- International Attendees - Invitation
Invitation Letter Request Instructions:
- Please fill out the required fields of name, address, and e-mail address.
- Send requests to Amilyne Caslin at: firstname.lastname@example.org and your invitation letter will be prepared and sent by airmail to the address that you provide.
- Letters may be faxed if requested. Please provide us with a fax number and indicate that you would like the letter faxed in addition to the original airmailed copy.
- Letters cannot be e-mailed or sent to the Embassy or U.S. Consulate. ASCE cannot intervene on behalf of the invitees with the Embassy or U.S. Consulate via fax, phone, surface mail, or e-mail.
If you have any questions, please contact us at: email@example.com.