Transportation Research Board Minority Student Fellows Program
Sponsored by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the
U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recognize the need for all segments of the U.S. population to access safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation. To ensure that solutions to the nation’s transportation problems address people from a variety of backgrounds, TRB has established the Minority Student Fellows Program in 2010 to actively explore research, ideas, and solutions from diverse perspectives. This program seeks to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in the transportation field and in TRB activities. In spring 2015, FHWA committed to providing additional funding for the program, thus allowing TRB to double the size of the program.
The Fellowship Program supports registration, travel, hotel, and related expenses for minority students from eligible minority-serving institutions to attend the TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., and present their research at a poster or lectern session. Students benefit not only from executing and presenting their research, but also from networking with transportation professionals from around the world and participating in sessions on a variety of topics.