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Interested applications should read the scholarship guidance document for application instructions and eligibility criteria. Applications are required to meet minimum requirements in terms of applicant eligibility and research project eligibility.

To the extent that an application’s substance exceeds the minimum eligibility requirements described below, such qualifications will be considered. 

Eligible Applicant Types

Eligibility for the Scholarship Program is dependent on applicant and application requirements. 

Applicants are eligible if they are young individual researchers. For the purposes of this Scholarship, a young individual researcher is a researcher that has five or less years of experience since her last academic degree (Masters or PhD) and is not older than 35 years at the time of submission of the EoI. 

The applicant must be a young individual researcher affiliated with an academic institution or with a research institution (public, private or not-for-profit). 
Researchers affiliated with academic institutions will be Masters or PhD students at the time of submission of the EoI
Researchers affiliated with research institutions will need to demonstrate that the research institution has been a legal entity for one year at the time of the EoI, and that the research institution has a track record of published, peer reviewed publications.

Cost Sharing and Matching

The Scholarship share of the costs of research projects issued grants of this solicitation will be a lump sum for up to 100 percent of the costs for the proposed research project, but no more than US $10,000.  

Eligible Projects

EoIs and Applications must be for eligible research projects. The Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship Board welcomes applications on a variety of topics, but places special interest on applications that research policy development and implementation.These include the following requirements:
  • Topic must be related to Sustainable Transport.
  • The topic(s) must be consistent with Lee Schipper’s main work areas in Sustainable Transport, this is: 
  • Data collection and quality, 
  • Diagnosis through data analysis (qualitative and quantitative), 
  • Policy analysis and evaluation,
  • Interdisciplinary and international comparative analysis 
  • The research project has not been published or submitted to a journal
  • The research topic will be completed by October - November of the year following submission of the EoI.

Other Prerequisites

In general, applications must meet the following additional prerequisites:
  • Applications must be submitted in English;
  • Applications must be complete;
  • The research project must result in independent utility.