Academic Career Development Program

Available for: Newly employed, non-tenured Assistant or Associate Professors




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

(renewable up to a maximum of 3 years)

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.

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.

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