SEF Research Grant

  The Structural Engineers Foundation (SEF) is proud to offer a grant to partially fund research efforts in the structural engineering or related fields for the 2020-2021 academic year.  The SEF recognizes the importance of research to the future of the structural engineering field and profession and offers this grant to provide assistance in a selected research endeavor.  The offered grant is a one-time, fixed sum of $2500.


Please make sure your outstanding engineering students are aware of this program. Grant applications must be received by Friday, January 1, 2021.  Winners will be notified by February 1, 2021.


The SEF was established in late 1993 in recognition of the 75th birthday of the Structural Engineering Act of Illinois.  It was set up to provide financial support for the educational and charitable activities of the structural engineering profession, including items like scholarships, honoraria for lecturers and research grants.  The Foundation is funded by individual engineers, engineering firms and other businesses and organizations associated with engineering and construction.  SEF is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service and contributions are tax-deductible within the limits prescribed by tax laws.

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