Nominations for Two INCOSE Foundation Awards Now Open

International Council on Systems Engineering Foundation Offers Awards for Applied Research, Project Management Partnerships

San Diego, CA, August 11, 2013 --( The INCOSE Foundation, a charitable organization formed by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), is actively seeking nominations for two awards: the Johns Hopkins University/ Applied Physics Laboratory Alexander Kossiakoff Scholarship and the David Wright INCOSE Leadership Award.

“These awards are given to individuals who demonstrate dedication and passion to the discipline, and whose actions further advance the systems engineering field,” said Dr. William Ewald, CEO, INCOSE Foundation. “We want to support everyone from graduate students seeking to pursue applied research to systems engineering professionals eager to collaborate with outside organizations.”

The Johns Hopkins University/ Applied Physics Laboratory Alexander Kossiakoff Scholarship recognizes and encourages promising applied systems engineering research by students in a masters or doctoral program. Awardees must be U.S. citizens who show rigor and creativity in their proposed applied research and have strong academic recommendations, among other criteria. The student will receive a $5,000 grant along with an optional paid internship at JHU/APL to work on relevant systems engineering problems. The student will also be provided with a plaque and recognition at the annual winter INCOSE International Workshop. Previous recipients have come from prestigious colleges, such as the University of Southern California, George Mason University and Johns Hopkins University. The deadline for applications is Nov. 30.

The David Wright INCOSE Leadership Award, the INCOSE Foundation’s newest award, seeks to recognize the leadership potential of INCOSE members who have shown the same drive, passion, belief and commitment to INCOSE as its namesake David Wright, INCOSE’s late president-elect. With this year’s theme of project management, the award will enable the recipient to facilitate relationships between INCOSE and other organizations, thereby expanding the use of systems engineering to benefit all. Awardees receive a cash award for attendance at INCOSE’s International Symposium and International Workshop and other organizations’ conferences, including appropriate travel expenses. The deadline for applications is Nov. 1.

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About The INCOSE Foundation

The INCOSE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization advancing the development and image of systems engineering through funded scholarships, research and international forums. For more information, call 1-858-541-1725 or visit

About the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization that promotes international collaboration in systems engineering practice, education and research. INCOSE’s mission is to “share, promote and advance the best of systems engineering from across the globe for the benefit of humanity and the planet.” Founded in 1990, INCOSE now has more than 60 chapters and over 8,000 members worldwide.

INCOSE acts as a source for systems engineering knowledge, helps establish professional standards, works to improve the professional status of systems engineers and offers a certification program to formally recognize the knowledge and experience of industry professionals. The organization also produces a range of products, publications and events, including the Systems Engineering Handbook and an annual International Symposium.

For additional information on INCOSE or to contact one of its members, please call 1-858-541-1752 or visit
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