Eisenhower Grants for Research Fellowships

These grants acquaint undergraduate and graduate students with transportation research, development, and technology transfer activities at U.S. Department of Transportation facilities.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Transportation


Approximately 150 to 200 Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships are awarded each year. To date, approximately 2,000 Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships have been awarded. U&GP administers the intermodal Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program on behalf of the Secretary of Transportation. A grant agreement is developed by U&GP (on behalf of USDOT) to fund the recipient's education at the university in a transportation-related discipline. All Federal funds are awarded competitively and none are awarded directly to the recipient.


Applicants of the Eisenhower GRF/Intern Fellowships must be enrolled full time in an accredited U.S. institution of higher education for the entire academic year; be pursuing a degree in a transportation-related discipline and conduct research or other significant activities in one or more transportation-related disciplines; be planning to enter the transportation profession after completing their higher-level education. Non-U.S. citizens must attach a certified copy of their I-20 or I-551 ID issued by the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS). GRF/Intern Fellowships are intended for: Students who have completed their Junior year toward completing a Baccalaureate Degree; students who are in their Senior year toward a Baccalaureate Degree; and students who have completed their Baccalaureate Degree and are enrolled in a Masters, Doctoral or equivalent Degree Program.

How to Apply
Applications cannot be completed online. Please download a copy at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/opd/universitygrants.htm#FellowshipsFAQs  and submit to the appropriate organization.