The TRB Committee on Aviation System Planning is pleased to announce the availability of up to four grants to provide financial assistance to enable suitably qualified graduate students to attend the 10th National Aviation System Planning Symposium. The grants will cover the cost of symposium registration and three nights accommodation at the Lakefront Hotel at the double-occupancy room rate. Awardees will be responsible for their travel to and from the symposium.
Applicants for the student participation grants should be full-time students in a graduate program relevant to aviation system planning, such as aviation, transportation engineering, public policy, city and regional planning, etc. Preference will be given to students with experience participating in sponsored research on a topic related to aviation system planning or who are preparing a thesis on a relevant topic.
Students who are awarded a participation grant will be expected to attend one or both of the two TRB committee meetings being held in conjunction with the symposium in order to gain an appreciation of TRB committee activities. Awardees will also be expected to take notes for two sessions and assist in preparing a summary of the sessions for the symposium proceedings.
Students wishing to apply for one of the participation grants should send a 1 to 2 page application letter with the following information by e-mail by January 31, 2018 to:
Linda Howard, AICP
Chair, Graduate Student Participation Award Subcommittee
The letter should provide full contact information and indicate:
- University, department and program in which currently enrolled
- Current degree goal, date entered program, and expected graduation date
- Name, e-mail address, and telephone number of faculty adviser
Applicants should discuss their interest in aviation system planning, list relevant coursework already taken and/or their planned thesis topic, and describe any relevant research experience.