Milton F. Lunch Research Fellowship

The 2013 Milton F. Lunch Research Fellowship, named for the former general counsel at the National Society of Professional Engineers, is open to students of engineering, architecture, construction, and law, as well as faculty teaching practice management. The fellowship serves to increase understanding of the complex relationship between practice management, professional liability, and public policy issues.
The fellowship is an intensive 8-week summer program. This includes an educational component to advance the fellow's understanding of professional liability risk management in the performance of engineering and architectural services. There is also a research component to address specific sources of risk relevant to engineering or architectural practice, and where possible, to the fellow's field of academic study.

Applicants for the fellowship must:

  • be a U.S. citizen
  • intend to pursue a career or currently teach in engineering, architecture, or law 
Be either:
  • an undergraduate (rising Junior) studying in an accredited civil, construction, electrical, environmental, or mechanical engineering program, or in an accredited architecture program
  • a graduate student (with undergraduate degree in one of the above-listed programs)
  • a faculty member teaching at an accredited program in the fields listed above with a focus on practice management

The fellow will work at Schinnerer's Chevy Chase, Maryland office, adjacent to Washington D.C. and the Friendship Heights Metro. The fellowship provides a stipend of $8,000 for an 8-week commitment.

Application is due January 25, 2013. The application, requirements, and more information are available at