Georgia Tech UCEM Ph.D. Fellowship

The UCEM (University Center of Exemplary Mentoring) program has the goal of increasing the number of outstanding engineering, science, and computing Ph.D. students from under-served populations. The program seeks to support students from backgrounds that include African American/Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander. The Georgia Tech UCEM Ph.D. Fellowship provides two years of support for students who have recently completed the Ph.D. Qualifying/Preliminary exam. The program is now sponsored by the GT President’s office; it was previously sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Eligibility Requirements:

    • Georgia Tech Ph.D. student in the College of Engineering, College of Computing, or College of Sciences
    • Passed Ph.D. Qualifying/Prelim exam in Summer 2020 semester or more recently (exam must be passed prior to submittal of this application.)
    • US Citizen

Program Description

    • Stipend supplement of $10k per year for three years which is added to GRA, GTA or other fellowship funding the student is currently receiving. Note: You should check the rules of other fellowships you may be receiving to verify that they allow you to receive additional stipend funding. Total award value is $30k.
    • Participation in academic and career enrichment and mentoring activities conducted by the Georgia Tech University Center of Exemplary Mentoring (GT – UCEM)

Student and Faculty Advisor Application Instructions

Students must submit a completed application online.

This application includes a Statement of Purpose (not exceeding 1,000 words) that describes his/her academic and research background and research plans. The Statement of purpose will be uploaded to the application system as a .PDF file.

Once the student submits the form, the application system will email the student’s Ph.D. Research Advisor to request that a reference letter for the student be uploaded. The applicant will not be able to view the reference letter. The advisor’s letter must cover the following two topics:

    • Assessment of the applicant’s background, skills, personal and professional characteristics as they relate to the Ph.D. program.
    • Description of the graduate funding plan and the expected stability of graduate funding for the student during his/her Ph.D. program. The advisor (e.g. through GRA) and academic unit (e.g. through GTA) should plan to continue full base funding for the student throughout Ph.D. studies. The GT UCEM Fellowship provides a stipend supplement that is to be added to the existing full base graduate funding secured to support the student.

Award notifications are expected to be made early in the Fall 2022 semester. Questions should be directed to:

  • Internal Submission Deadline: Monday, August 8, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow position in Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Vermont

Applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position for a project on quantifying the external environmental, health, equity, and economics costs of transportation civil infrastructure projects are invited. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2022.  This one-year position is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory performance in the first year. The full advertisement can be found here.

Successful applicants will have strong analytical abilities and a solid publication record; a keen interest in improving environmental, economic, and equity outcomes of transportation systems and decision-making; the ability to work independently; and excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly with both academic and practitioner audiences. Experience with transportation decision-making, transportation project performance assessment, lifecycle assessment, social cost accounting, and/or related areas is preferred. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and at least one degree in civil engineering, sustainability science, economics, or a related field. Depending on their interests, the postdoctoral fellow may also have opportunities to write proposals, engage in other research at UVM, and/or teach civil and environmental engineering courses.

The applicant must submit a cover letter describing their relevant experience and interest in the position, a current curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of at least three professional references who can provide letters of reference. All application materials should be sent to Prof. Mandar Dewoolkar ( as a single PDF file.  Applications will be reviewed beginning July 1, 2022 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Postdoc Opportunity! NRC Research Associateship Program



The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine administers postdoctoral and senior research awards at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions at locations throughout the U.S and abroad.


We are seeking highly qualified candidates who hold, or anticipate earning, a doctorate in a variety of fields of science or engineering. Degrees from foreign universities should be equivalent in training and research experience to a doctoral degree from a U.S. institution. Citizenship eligibility varies among the sponsoring laboratories.

Application deadline dates (four annual review cycles):

  • February 1
  • May 1
  • August 1
  • November 1

Awardees have the opportunity to:

  • Conduct independent research in an area compatible with the interests of the sponsoring laboratory
  • Devote full-time effort to research and publication
  • Access the excellent and often unique facilities of the federal research enterprise
  • Collaborate with leading scientists and engineers at the sponsoring laboratories

Awardee benefits include:

  • Stipends ranging from $45,000 to $94,500; may be higher based on experience
  • Health insurance (including dental and vision), relocation benefits, and a professional travel allowance

For detailed program information, to search Research Opportunities, and to contact prospective Research Adviser(s) visit



Research to Practice 2022

Calling all Students

CIDCI and Shadow Ventures invite individuals and teams from universities to present research outcomes to a “wicked problem” within the AEC industry. Submissions from any research team, from any university in the world, will be considered.

Shadow Ventures and CIDCI will award $5000 in prize money for submissions following the presentations at the Shadow Summit.  Subject to the decision of the jury, this prize pool may be divided among submissions or awarded to a single entry.

Registration deadline -Aug 1

The Challenge

The AEC industry embraces technology and innovation at all stages of construction projects: design, construction, and facility operations. “Out of the box” thinking, to tackle industry challenges is also expanding as industrial construction.  Industrialized Construction has been defined as advancing the construction process by employing mechanization and automation. Within the next decade, many believe that the majority of buildings will be built employing industrialized construction techniques. 

This new way of building will, it is hypothesized, create better working conditions for those in the industry, lower prices to satisfy a shortage of affordable housing globally, and respond to environmental challenges including climate change.

There are several intents behind the promotion of industrialization of construction, such as increasing labor productivity, substituting labor-intensive processes with machines, fast-tracking the rate of construction, commissioning new projects more quickly, reducing costs, lean construction, incorporating augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), and improving overall quality.

CIDCI believes it is imperative that industry, academia, and government unite to help ensure architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) programs align to create a paradigm shift for the built environment.

CIDCI invites submissions by teams whose research outcomes are on the path to technology transfer or ready to be evaluated in a practical setting (e.g., a real construction site, company, or a project setting). outcomes that aim to improve architecture, engineering and construction and facility management Whether these research outcomes are directly implemented in industrial construction settings or not, you are welcome to join this challenge. Research and product development may include, but is not limited to: BIM, robotic solutions; digitalization and/or data integration; Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions; Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) solutions.

NOTE: The list above is not comprehensive and we encourage submissions that can, in any way, improve the AEC industry. Submissions with a “proof of concept” will have an advantage. We especially seek submissions with a working prototype or a submission on the path toward tech transfer.