The National Center for Sustainable Transportation supports graduate students by offering various funding and research opportunities to students studying at one of its consortium universities. 

Dissertation Grants

The National Center for Sustainable Transportation offers dissertation research grants for current doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy. Dissertation proposals must relate to the NCST's mission of moving the nation towards a more sustainable transportation system from the standpoint of infrastructure and systems operation, vehicles and fuels, travel demand, and institutional change. Doctoral research may be in any discipline, and multidisciplinary topics are encouraged when appropriate. 

NCST Funding Opportunities

NCST Dissertation Grant Projects

Graduate-led Research Projects

The NCST offers funding for graduate student-led research projects in sustainable transportation. 

NCST Graduate Research Projects

Graduate Student Exchange

The NCST offers a graduate student exchange program in which graduate students work with faculty at the consortium universities to nominate students to travel to one of our partner universities to work with colleagues and collaborators.

Additional information to come. For more information, contact Anna Espitallier.

Transportation Technology and Policy Graduate Program at UC Davis

The Transportation Technology and Policy (TTP) Graduate Group, hosted by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, offers M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs that prepare students to play decisive roles in creating a sustainable transportation future. The interdisciplinary approach transcends the boundaries of traditional engineering-based studies and draws on a multitude of academic disciplines including social and behavioral sciences, ecology, and management.

Students in the TTP Graduate Group complete three core courses in technology, policy, and data science, and choose one of three tracks: vehicles and fuels, demand and behavior, or infrastructure and operations. Students who focus on transportation technology are usually trained in engineering and the physical sciences and are interested in systems-level planning, analysis, management, and design of advanced transportation energy and environmental technologies. Student with a transportation planning and policy aim come from a wider range of disciplines and are interested in the broader public policy issues concerning sustainable transportation systems.

In addition to coursework and research, students interact with researchers and leaders from industry, government, public interest groups, and academia through seminars, internships, and visiting lectures.

Learn more about the UC Davis Transportation Technology and Policy Graduate Group