Academic Career Development Program

This program is available for newly employed, non-tenured Assistant or Associate Professors.

Tenure-track assistant or associate professors find the financial support needed to better participate in activities such as research, publication and professional services, which are necessary to achieve tenure and promotion.

SME has implemented these programs to address the long-term challenges that threaten the sustainability of U.S. mining and mineral processing/extractive metallurgy academic degree granting programs, as well as the looming future labor deficiencies associated with retirements over the next two decades.

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Questions? Send an email to academicgrants@smenet.org

Currently Funded by: Freeport-McMoRan



Award Recipients

  • 2019 Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. Career Development Grant - Jessica Wempen, University of Utah

  • 2019 Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. Career Development Grant - QingQing Huang, West Virginia University

  • 2018 Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. Career Development Grant - Javad Sattarvand, University of Nevada, Reno

  • 2018 Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. Career Development Grant - Jaeheon Lee, University of Arizona

  • 2017 Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. Career Development Grant – Shimin Liu, Penn State

  • 2017 Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. Career Development Grant – Catherine Johnson, Missouri S&T

  • 2016 SME Career Development Grant – Charles K. Kocsis, University of Nevada-Reno

  • 2016 SME Career Development Grant – Andrea J. Brickey, South Dakota School of Mines

  • 2015 SME Career Development Grant – Aaron Noble, West Virginia University

  • 2015 SME Career Development Grant – Emily Sarver, Virginia Tech

 
Grants receiving complete funding from an individual, company or organization in any given year(s) may qualify for “naming rights” recognizing the individual, company or organization as the grant underwriter.