For students performing research on the role of backup power in mitigation of cascading damages following a utility power loss, the role of backup power in determining a structure’s resilience or the cost/risk mitigation analysis of backup power.
The KOHLER Generators Scholarship is available to master and doctorate degree students performing research on any of the following topics as they relate mitigating the effects of, responding to or recovery from natural disasters:
The role of backup power in mitigation of cascading damages following utility power loss
The role of backup power in determining a structure’s resilience
Cost/risk mitigation analysis of backup power
Mechanical or Electrical engineering research into design of backup power for homes
Mechanical or Electrical engineering research into installation of backup power for homes
All topics are subject to the requirements listed below. Award of the scholarship is at the sole discretion of the Scholarship Committee and their decision is final.
1. Before the start of the proposed period of study (but not necessarily at the time of application), the applicant must possess a bachelor’s degree from a higher education institution which is accredited by the responsible regional or national agency.
2. At the time of acceptance of the scholarship (but not necessarily at the time of application), the applicant must be accepted for graduate study at a college or university.
3. The proposed faculty member who will direct the applicant’s graduate study during the year in which the scholarship is applied for and awarded must complete and return an appraisal of the student’s capabilities as part of the application process. This faculty advisor must take responsibility for guiding the student’s research program and must ensure the student meets
the requirements of the scholarship by preparing and presenting a poster at the FLASH Annual Conference during the year the scholarship is awarded.
4. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the entire application package has been received by FLASH. The application package must include:
a. A fully-completed application form. The applicant must respond to all questions on the application form. Do not attach additional sheets. Responses must be typewritten.
b. Unofficial transcripts of undergraduate and graduate records.
c. A statement of appraisal and agreement to direct the applicant’s graduate research program from the proposed faculty advisor.
Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad, Beyond 3rd Year Grad,
Type: Merit Based
Num Awards: 1
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: 1,500
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc.
1427 E. Piedmont Dr., Suite 2
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Contact Person: Tim Smail