Graduate Research Funding

Funding / Research Assistantships

Research Assistantships on faculty-led TRC research projects
Students have been employed on multiple transportation research initiatives across the university. New project may have opportunities for future graduate research assistantships. Faculty researchers and Associates can be contacted directly for information on current and future opportunities.

For more information, contact Glenn McRae.

Graduate Scholar Research Assistantships
One-year (12 month) graduate student research assistantships may be available to full-time UVM graduate students. These assistantships will be posted as they are available. Students may be in any graduate program within UVM’s colleges or schools. Prior transportation-related experience is preferred but is not required. The TRC funded 10 GRAs in the 2013-14 academic year under the following faculty and project topics:

Britt A. Holmén School of Engineering Evaluation of EPA’s Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES) model for tailpipe emissions from hybrid-electric vehicles
Lisa Aultman-Hall School of Engineering Transportation System Resiliency Modeling/Seasonal Walking Behavior
Chris Koliba /Asim Zia CDAE / MPA / CALS Transportation Infrastructure Governance
Brian Lee School of Engineering Bicycling and Traffic Controls: Assessing the effectiveness of various traffic controls recommended by the new NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide
Mandar Dewoolkar School of Engineering Prediction and Mitigation of Scour for Vermont Bridges
Robert Manning RSENR / Parks Study Lab Sustainable Transportation Planning for Rural, Recreational and Park Landscapes: Calibrating Levels of Service for Multiple Modes
Jane Kolodinsky CDAE / CALS Assessing Healthcare Access Among Vermont’s Rural Elderly

Other funding opportunities

National Research Council provides funding through the Research Associateship Program 

The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP)

Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) - Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues for the 2014/2015 academic year


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