DFI and the DFI Educational Trust hold an Annual Young Professor Paper Competition to help bridge the gap between practice and study. The criteria for entering this competition are as follows:

All professors with abstracts submitted will be included in the paper competition, unless the subject matter is deemed inappropriate. Papers will be judged based on their submitted drafts. Comments will be offered to the winning paper author for preparation of the final version.

The primary author of the winning paper will be invited to attend the DFI Annual Conference on Deep Foundations to present her/his paper. Conference registration, two nights of lodging and a $750 stipend for travel expenses will be provided to the winner. Both the winner and first runner-up will have their papers published in the conference proceedings and receive a library of up to 20 DFI publications and a gratis two year Individual Membership in DFI.

Click here for the current Call For Papers.

LIST OF YOUNG PROFESSOR PAPER COMPETITION AWARDEES

2015 AARON S. BRADSHAW UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
2014 JOSEPH THOMAS COE, JR. TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
2013 ARMIN STUEDLEIN OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY (OSU)
2012 JOHN McCARTNEY and KYLE MURPHY UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER
2011 ANNE LEMNITZER and
LEONARDO MASSONE
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE
UNIVERSITY OF CHILE
2010 ANNE LEMNITZER CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY FULLERTON
2009 DEBRA LAEFER UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
2008 LANCE A. ROBERTS SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY
2006 THOMAS J. WEAVER UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
2005 MONICA PREZZI PURDUE UNIVERSITY