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2nd IPA Research Grant Award


  • Updated: 15 Apr 2008

The IPA intends to grant up to five IPA Research Grants in response to this call, each with a maximum value of US$10,000. The Grants will run for a 12 month period (1 April 2009 – 31 March 2010) for research activity. The 2nd Research Grant Award winners will be invited to the 2nd and 3rd IPA International Workshops. According to the progress of the award program, further information will be notified at "Schedule" page. Please access regularly to keep you updated with the latest status.

This 2nd call for research proposals asks that proposals choose topics from the Map of Research and Development.
The Award Committee particularly wishes to encourage proposals linked to two key themes:

Key Themes1. Acquisition and analysis of information during pile press-in
2. Achievement of construction target

Award Description

Award Title:
2nd IPA Research Grant Award
Encouraging and sponsoring the unique researches to advance the Press-in Engineering
IPA Award Committee
Grant Value:
Max. US$10,000 each for 5 grant winners
Grant Period:
One year research activity from 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010
Both IPA member and non-member with any academic background is accepted to apply. However, non-member applicants will be obliged to become the IPA member when they award the grants.
Fill in the Proposal Format and email it to the IPA Secretariat by 30 June 2008
Official language for all communication and reports is English. Only Japanese applicants may be required to submit reports in Japanese as well.
Successful applicants will be notified at 30 Sep 2008 (check details at Schedule page)
Jury Members:
Selection Committee, appointed by the Award Committee
Kozo Tagaya
The Award Committee Chairman
(Emeritus Professor, Kochi National College of Technology)
Akio Kitamura
IPA Honorary Chairman (President, Giken Seisakusho Co., Ltd.)
Malcolm Bolton
IPA Chairman (Professor, University of Cambridge)
David White
IPA Director (Professor, University of Western Australia)
Takehiko Iizuka
IPA Director (Fellow, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers)
Tadahiko Okumura
IPA Secretary General
(Director Research, Engineering Advancement Association of Japan)
Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria.
1. Contribution to science and technology
Weight 1 to 4
2. Possibility of achievement
Weight 1 to 4
3. Practicability, possibility of application
Weight 1 to 5
4. Educational value for younger research engineers
Weight 1 to 3
5. Contribution to quality, sustainability, safety and improvement of construction environment
Weight 1 to 5
6. Promotion of press-in method, contribution to particular countries and local areas, effect of investment, etc.
Weight 1 to 3
The Selection Committee may seek further information from the Principal Investigator following receipt of the proposals.