Build Change and Simpson Strong-Tie announce the Simpson Strong-Tie Fellowship for Engineering Excellence program and call for applicants.

The Fellowship program is the result of a recent partnership between international nonprofit social enterprise Build Change and global structural solutions leader Simpson Strong-Tie. Complementing the Simpson Strong-Tie goal to find solutions for structures to make them safer and stronger, the fellowship will allow innovative engineers the opportunity to provide impactful contributions to Build Change programs and engineers’ professional development in developing nations around the world.

“We are excited about this new partnership with Build Change. The Fellowship for Engineering Excellence provides  a unique opportunity to reduce risk from natural disasters by helping to identify and implement innovative solutions for building safer, more resilient structures in emerging countries throughout the world,” said Simpson Strong-Tie CEO Karen Colonias.

The fellowship is open to licensed civil and structural engineers with a minimum of six years of professional experience in structural engineering. Applicants should have experience working in earthquake- and wind-resistant design and construction of buildings, and in existing building seismic and structural evaluation and retrofit according to recognized standards, such as the IBC, ASCE 7, ASCE 41, and others. Candidates should be willing to travel to, live, and work in emerging countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and South and Southeast Asia for a period of one year beginning July 1, 2017 and concluding June 30, 2018.

Applications will be accepted until June 5, 2017. For more information on this fellowship and application instructions, visit