University of Vermont

Master of Public Administration

Fellowship and Assistantship Opportunities for
Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 Academic Year

Transportation Research Center at the University of Vermont

One-year (12-month) graduate student research assistantships of $28,000 for the academic year 2012-2013 are available to full-time UVM graduate students (U.S. Citizens or permanent residents) who work as research assistants (RAs) for 20 hours per week on transportation research related to the Center's theme. Students may be in any graduate program within UVM's colleges or schools.
Students chosen for the research assistantship must have been accepted into a UVM graduate program before starting. Students should plan to make transportation the core of their final project or graduate student thesis. In most cases, the student's thesis or final project should build on the research conducted during the research assistantship.

Students must apply directly to the TRC and submit the following:

    1) Indicate in their graduate school application that they are applying for funding through the TRC UTC Scholars program.

    2) Select the Graduate Certificate check off on the Graduate Application to indicate that they are applying for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Transportation Systems and Mobility.

    3) Identify an affiliated TRC faculty member who will supervise the research project.

    4) Submit a direct application packet to the TRC Graduate Coordinator that includes:

      a) Current CV or resume (please include your GPA from current graduate studies or you most recently completed program)

      b) A statement of interest (no more than 2 pages) that outlines their professional interest in the transportation field and what contribution they plan to make as part of their study, their research and their thesis project while at UVM, and how their studies will contribute to a career that will continue to advance work in sustainable transportation systems.

      c) Confirmation of their U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident Status.

      d) A letter of nomination from the TRC affiliated UVM faculty member who has agreed to serve as a direct supervisor of your proposed research in the program you are applying to. This letter should address your qualifications for graduate level study and your interest in and the faculty member’s support for your research in transportation related to TRC themes.

      NOTE: The Transportation Research Center will also review the application package submitted to the Graduate College.

    5) Submit all materials to the Graduate College and to the TRC Graduate Coordinator no later than March 1, 2012.

The Transportation Research Center will also review the application package submitted to the Graduate College.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2012
(More details provided in the guidelines and TRC Website:
Click Here)

Funding Rules: Please review the following: Research Assistantship Funding Rules (MS Word doc)

Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program (for returned Peace Corps Volunteers)

The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program provides an opportunity for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) to build upon the communication, facilitation, organization, and planning skills gained while serving overseas. Peace Corps Fellows work toward a Master of Science in Community Development and Applied Economics or a Master of Public Administration.

When applying, follow the directions for application to the CDAE program, either in the MS in Community Development and Applied Economics or the Master of Public Administration. To designate yourself as a candidate for the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, please make a note to that effect in the line that asks, "Do you want to be considered for a fellowship or assistanceship?" Please note that there are a limited number of Paul D. Coverdell Fellows positions each academic year. To be considered for a fellowship position (and any other available funding), the department recommends that you complete your application by February 1 for fall admission.

Application Deadline: February 1of each year for consideration for the following fall semester
(More details provided in the guidelines and PCF Website)

Interested in these assistantships or fellowships?

Contact Chris Koliba, Director of the MPA Program or Asim Zia.

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