Airport Cooperative Research Program 2015-2016 Graduate Research Awards — Applications Due May 15

Airport Cooperative Research Program 2015-2016 Graduate Research Awards

Managed by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, this program provides graduate students $10,000 research award, the perks of two national expert advisors, and opportunities to present with expenses paid at the Transportation Research Board Annual Conference in Washington, DC and to potentially publish their research in the Transportation Research Review—the peer-reviewed journal of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. The award covers a wide range of research disciplines.

Students must have a faculty advisor. They must also be enrolled full time in a graduate program at an institution of higher education in the United States or Canada during the period of the award and be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident.  Active student visa holders are also eligible. 

Major research topic areas of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Airport capacity and long-term planning
  • Airport finance and development
  • Airport safety
  • Airport and system wide planning
  • Alternative revenue sources for different types of airports
  • Cargo capacity and integration into airport operations and intermodal planning
  • Economic impacts of airport expansion
  • Environmental issues, including sustainability of the aviation system
  • Human resources, including all participants in the aviation system
  • Multi-modal transportation linkages
  • Security and operations
  • Technology and its effect on airport operations

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The comprehensive application must be submitted by May 15, 2016 through the online submission system.

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