NITC releases Spring 2015 Doctoral Dissertation RFP


The National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) invites proposals for Spring 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowships.

Who can apply?

NITC dissertation fellowships are open to students currently enrolled in a transportation-related doctoral program at Portland State University (PSU), University of Oregon (UO), Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech), University of South Florida (USF) or the University of Utah (UU).

To be eligible, the student must be a U.S. Citizen and must have advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree prior to the application deadline of May 1, 2015.

Interested students should download the Request for Proposals and Application Form or visit the NITC For Researchers page for more information on submitting proposals.

All research proposals must be consistent with the NITC theme of livability, incorporating safety and environmental sustainability. A more detailed explanation of the theme can be found in the Request for Proposals and Application Form.

This grant is part of the University Transportation Center (UTC) program funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT), and is a partnership between Portland State University (PSU), the University of Oregon (UO), the Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Utah (UU).

Applicants must submit materials no later than May 1, 2015.

The pool of applicants will be reviewed by a committee of faculty from NITC partner campuses. Fellowships will be awarded on the basis of the reviewers’ assessment of the originality and significance of the research topic, the applicant’s overall record of academic and professional accomplishment, and the relevance of the research topic to current issues in transportation as it relates to the NITC theme.

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