United States researchers in the fields of earthquake studies, earthquake engineering and earthquake hazards mitigation are invited to apply for participation in the US/PRC Research Exchange Program in Earthquake Studies. The program, designed to further cooperative research in earthquake hazard mitigation between the United States and the People's Republic of China (PRC), is jointly sponsored by the National Science Foundation (US) and the Ministry of Construction (PRC). It is coordinated by the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER), headquartered at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Applications are now being accepted for placement during the 1999-2000 fiscal year.
The program enables selected US researchers to visit host institutions in the People's Republic of China for both short-term (1-2 weeks) and long-term intervals (3, 6, or 12 months). Successful applicants will engage in cooperative research activities as outlined in Annex III to the US/PRC Protocol for Scientific and Technical Cooperative Research in Earthquake Studies, Earthquake Engineering and Hazards Mitigation. Some support for exchange travel and subsistence costs will be provided by the program's sponsors. The length of funded exchange periods will be determined based on the extent of the research proposed. Exchanges are expected to begin as early as January 2000. The deadline for applications is November 1, 1999.
Applications will be reviewed by a US selection panel to determine the relevance of the proposed studies to the objectives of the US/PRC Protocol. Awards will be contingent upon approval of the NSF. The following research study areas as defined by the protocol's Joint Research Objectives are encouraged:
Completed applications must be accompanied by
To receive a program application and information packet, you can download, print, and complete the request form at the MCEER website: http://mceer.buffalo.edu/outreach/intActivity/US-PRCRel.html or contact:
Assistant Director for Education and Research Administration
Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research
State University of New York at Buffalo
Red Jacket Quadrangle
Buffalo, NY 14261
telephone: 716-645-3391 ext. 106