$30,000 Transportation PhD Fellowships Available at the University of Illinois at Chicago

$30,000 Transportation PhD Fellowships Available at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Computational Transportation Science IGERT, UIC

As a National Science Foundation-funded Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), CTS engages students and faculty from multiple disciplines in collaborative research to solve a broad range of transportation problems. By taking advantage of ubiquitous computing and focusing on the information aspects of transportation, CTS researchers can make an impact on day-to-day transportation. Students interested in topics such as intelligent transportation systems, public transportation, non-motorized transportation and alternative forms of transportation, regional planning, transportation systems analysis, urban travel forecasting, privacy and information security, and socioeconomic and institutional issues will find interesting applications of their work to CTS.

To be considered for a CTS IGERT fellowship, students must apply to the PhD program in the UIC Department of Urban Planning and Policy or Civil and Materials Engineering. US citizenship or permanent residency is also required. Please see below for additional application instructions.

- $30,000 annual stipend for 2 years (additional support provided beyond 2 years through students' home departments)
- Tuition and fee waivers
- Interdisciplinary curriculum and advising
- International research experiences and internships
- Industrial and agency internships
- Support for research and travel

UIC is the largest public research university in the Chicago area and its 25,000 students comprise one of the most diverse student bodies in the country. It ranks among the top 50 universities in the US for federal research support. Transportation planning and engineering research is conducted through UIC's Urban Transportation Center and the Translab. Students have opportunities to work on projects with key local, regional and national transportation agencies, such the United States Department of Transportation, the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation Authority, PACE, Metra, the Chicago Transit Authority and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning; as well as with international universities and laboratories in Europe, Asia and Australia.

We are currently accepting applications for fellowships commencing in Fall 2009. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but you are encouraged to send us your materials as soon as possible. Detailed CTS IGERT application instructions are available here: http://cts.cs.uic.edu/apply.php.

Please note, you must ALSO apply to the PhD program in your chosen department by its deadline:

Urban Planning and Policy: January 1
Civil and Materials Engineering: May 15

Laura Goddeeris, CTS IGERT Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Posted October 9, 2008

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