Application Details

Monday, March 1, 2021 Current Year Deadline Past, Check Website
Applications open in January/February for fall funding.


Alumni, Graduate, Other
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Applicants are eligible if they are young individual researchers. For the purposes of this Scholarship, a young individual researcher is a researcher that has five or less years of experience since her last academic degree (Masters or PhD) and is not older than 35 years at the time of submission. Eols and applications must be for eligible research projects.

These include the following requirements. Topic must be related to Sustainable Transport. The topic(s) must be consistent with Lee Schipper's main work areas in sustainable transport, which includes data collection and quality, diagnosis through data analysis (qualitative and quantitative), policy analysis and evaluation, interdisciplinary and international comparative analysis. The research project has not been published or submitted to a journal. The research topic will be completed by October-November 2017.


The W. Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency targets supporting the momentum of Lee Schipper’s contribution to the enrichment of the international policy dialogue in the fields of sustainable transport and energy efficiency.Lee Schipper, international physicist, researcher, musician and co-founder of EMBARQ, today the Urban Mobility program of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, inspired and shaped the thinking of a generation of students and professionals and was widely recognized for enriching policy dialogue with his passion for data and challenging conventional wisdom.

The Scholarship is aimed at expanding the contributions to research and policy dialogue in the field of sustainable transport and energy efficiency. In memory of Lee’s work, the Scholarship will support initiatives triggering and catalyzing transformative research and policy papers. The Scholarship will place a special emphasis on “iconoclastic” contributions (challenging conventional wisdom) that have clear, transformative outputs and contribute to measurable changes.

The Scholarship will support proposals that span different stages nurturing policy dialogue including:

  • Data collection and data quality
  • Diagnosis through data analysis (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Policy analysis and evaluation
  • Interdisciplinary and international comparative analysis

The Scholarship is aimed at supporting young individual researchers and students in their pursuance of the enrichment of policy dialogue consistent with Lee Schipper’s contributions.



Matthew Kessler Cleary
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021