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Applications Being Accepted for DFI’s Women in Deep Foundations Professional Development Grants

Submission Deadline May 15

Hawthorne, N.J.: The DFI Educational Trust, through the DFI Women in Deep Foundations Committee Fund, is awarding Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF) Professional Development Grants of $1,750 each to women involved in design or construction of deep foundations. Applications are being accepted online April 1– May 15.

Recipients are invited to attend DFI’s 49th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Aurora, Colorado, October 7 – 10. The grant defrays travel and related expenses for attending the conference. In addition, the recipients receive free conference registration and are recognized during the WiDF Committee’s networking reception on Monday, October 7.

“This is an exciting year for WiDF as we celebrate our 10th anniversary,” says Lucky Nagarajan, chair of DFI’s Women in Deep Foundations Committee. “DFI encourages members to join in the celebration by nominating women in their organizations to receive this grant – and the opportunity to attend the conference and network with industry leaders.”

 The DFI Women in Deep Foundations Committee is comprised of women and men who are advocates for supporting and retaining women working in any capacity in the deep foundations industry. The goal is to foster greater success and interest of professional women in the industry by promoting networking events, endorsing outreach and building mentoring relationships.

About the DFI Educational Trust: The Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust (www.dfitrust.org) is an independent, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2006 by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) as its charitable arm. The mission of the Trust is to support and encourage individuals in the fields of study related to the deep foundations industry by providing scholarships and opportunities to meet and work with deep foundations industry leaders.

About the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI): DFI (www.dfi.org) is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 4,000 members worldwide.