Knowledge to Practice:
Announcing Completed Research Projects
The following ACI Foundation research projects have been
completed: ••Low-Cycle Fatigue Effects on the Seismic Performance of
Concrete Frame and Wall Systems with High-Strength
Reinforcing Steel, Principal Investigators Kuanshi Zhong
and Gregory G. Deierlein, Stanford University; funded by
the Charles Pankow Foundation, ACI Foundation, and
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute; ••Ductile Reinforced Concrete Coupled Walls: FEMA P695
Study, Principal Investigators Negin A. Tauberg, University
of California – Los Angeles (UCLA); Kristijan Kolozvari,
California State University – Fullerton; and John W.
Wallace, UCLA; funded by the Charles Pankow
Foundation and ACI Foundation; and ••Durability of GFRP Bars Extracted from Bridges with 15
to 20 Years of Service Life, Principal Investigator Antonio
Nanni, University of Miami; funded by the ACI Foundation.
to link to the final reports.
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Annual Research Request for Proposals Now
The Concrete Research Council of the ACI Foundation is
seeking proposals for research that will further the knowledge
and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and
structures. Key points of the request for proposals include: ••Topics are encouraged from all areas of concrete research; ••Up to $50,000 may be approved per project for direct costs; ••The ACI Foundation limits the indirect costs of the
research institution to 15%; and ••An ACI technical committee must support the research
The latter point is essential for approval. Principal
investigators should reach out to technical committee chairs as
soon as possible, and before October 1, to ensure that proposed
research will have the support and engagement of a committee.
Proposal submissions are due December 2, 2019, by
11:59 p.m. Eastern time.
More information on requirements, details, and tips to help
prepare materials for submission is available at www.
Applications for Scholarships and Fellowships
Based on essays, submitted data, and endorsements, the
Scholarship Council will grant awards to those individuals
who appear to have the strongest combination of interest and
potential for professional success in the concrete industry.
ACI Foundation fellowships and scholarships are made
possible through generous contributions by our donors in the
concrete community. Together, we are strengthening the
concrete industry by encouraging students toward a
professional career in the field.
If you know of a student who would benefit from receiving
tuition and networking assistance and who would serve our
industry well, suggest they apply. This is a life-changing
opportunity for students in their career, and we value their
experience in this program. Students who apply are required
to have an endorsement from an ACI nonstudent member, so
you can also consider offering an endorsement to that student.
The ACI Foundation’s Fellowship and Scholarship
program has been extremely successful in getting highpotential
students to become more engaged in the field of
concrete via education and more involved in the ACI
community. We are proud to share that 85% of the students
who have received an award from the ACI Foundation have
remained in the concrete industry.
Please visit www.acifoundation.org/scholarships.aspx for
more information on requirements, details, and tips to help
prepare materials for submission.
In a recently completed study funded by the ACI Foundation,
samples of GFRP bars were collected from bridge decks
Contribute to the Concrete Research
The ACI Foundation welcomes suggestions at any time for
research needs from the concrete community. Please visit
add your input.
The grant-funding process for research proposals includes
a thorough technical review and endorsement by an ACI
technical committee. Because ACI technical committees touch
every facet of concrete construction, the ACI Foundation can
fund a broad variety of projects—enhancing how we construct
buildings, bridges, roads, and the rest of the built infrastructure.