Graduate Students Interested in Air Transportation Can Apply for Research Award

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Graduate students interested in applied research that addresses airport and related air transportation system needs can apply for a $10,000 research award. 

Disciplines are wide ranging and include, but are not limited to, engineering, computer science, economics, psychology, human factors, safety, management, science, social science and mathematics.  The goal of the research is to help the public sector continue to improve the quality, reliability, safety and security of the U.S. civil aviation system well into the foreseeable future.The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) of the National Academies' Transportation Research Board offers $10,000 Graduate Research Awards that include mentoring by national experts assigned by the ACRP, facilitation of access to ACRP resources, a research presentation at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting in Washington, D.C., and publication in the Transportation Research Record.  Students must be supervised by a faculty member and be attending an accredited higher education institution in the U.S. or Canada.  U.S. and Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible as are students who have an active student visa throughout the award period. Application is made online with components including a research proposal, faculty advisor commitment, resume, transcripts, writing sample and other elements. Applications are due on May 15, 2015.  Ten awards are anticipated for the 2015 - 2016 Academic Year.   For more information, visit http://www.trb.org/ACRP/ACRPGraduateAwardProgram.aspx .  The program is managed for the Airport Cooperative Research Program by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium based in Hampton, Va.