Call for Presentation Abstracts: Meeting the Challenges of Safe Transportation in an Aging Society

ATLAS is seeking presentation abstracts for their symposium titled Meeting the Challenges of Safe Transportation in an Aging Society in Ann Arbor this September.

Presentations (individual oral presentations, full sessions [4-6 speakers], or posters) are welcome. These should address the latest research to improve the safe transportation of older adults from a broad array of disciplines including but not limited to engineering, public health, psychology and social sciences, medicine, public policy, economics, and urban planning. Topics of special interest include but are not limited to: advanced technologies including autonomous and connected vehicles; infrastructure and engineering countermeasures; licensing and other policy issues; health-related challenges; training; and driver assessment. Research should focus on older adults themselves, the modes of transportation they use, or the roadway environment within which they function. Students are encouraged to submit for a student poster session and awards will be given.

There will be an opportunity to develop full length papers for submission to special issues being planned for appropriate Elsevier journals. The event includes a reception at the U-M Museum of Art, and tours of Mcity and the Ann Arbor connected vehicle test environment.

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ATLAS Summer Intern Applications Open

ATLAS Center is accepting applications from undergraduate students from the University of Michigan (U-M) for a 10-week summer intern program beginning May 31 through August 5, 2016. The internship includes active involvement on safety-related research projects with a mentor at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI).

The program will provide interns an opportunity to interact with students in other summer internship programs on the Texas A&M University (TAMU) campus, and to participate in university-wide seminars, tours, poster sessions and other events for interns. Students will be tracked after the internship and encouraged to pursue other opportunities for career development within TTI, TAMUS and other networks as appropriate.

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Apply for ITF Awards 2016 (Including one Award Supported by UM-SMART) by February 10, 2016!

Earn recognition for you and your company on the international stage by applying to these awards.


The ITF Awards honor exceptional achievements in three categories: the Transport Achievement Award, the Promising Transport Innovation Award, and the Young Researcher of the Year Award. All winners will be announced at the 2016 Summit (18-20 May 2016, Leipzig, Germany) in the presence of transport ministers from around the world. If you have previously applied to MobiPrize, you are a great candidate for these awards!

Transport Achievement Award

The Transport Achievement Award recognizes a demonstrated achievement of excellence in transport provision. The award is open to any organization (governmental and non-governmental), business or individual from ITF member and observer countries. See last year’s winner here.  To apply click here.

Promising Transport Innovation Award (Supported by UM-SMART!)

The Promising Transport Innovation Award recognizes an innovation that has the potential to significantly improve the quality, performance, user experience, accessibility, sustainability or intermodality of the transport offer for the movement of people and/or goods across one or more of the transport modes or through the reduction or elimination of travel. This award is open to any organization, business or individual from ITF member and observer countries. See last year’s winners here. To apply click here.

Young Researcher of the Year Award

The Young Researcher of the Year Award aims to highlight the importance of transport research for sound transport policy formulation and implementation. Applications are welcome by researchers of up to 35 years of age who have undertaken their research in an institution, university or consultancy firm located in a member country of the International Transport Forum. The Young Researcher of the Year Award carries a prize of 5 000 euros. Read about last year’s winner here. To apply click here.



Apply now for CPPR-ALA Global Policy School 2016

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) and Atlas Leadership Academy (ALA) invite applications for its prestigious global policy school 2016. The Policy School offers aspiring researchers a two-week intensive training in methods of Public Policy Research, in Kochi, India. In the past, CPPR in collaboration with ALA has successfully conducted 4 Policy Schools that have won the acclaim of participants from 35 countries.

Course Period: April 30th to May 14th, 2016

Venue: Riviera Suites, Kochi, India

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Call for Proposals – MTRAC Transportation Program

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) program was developed to fund translational research of novel, commercially viable technologies. The program provides resources and support to translational University of Michigan College of Engineering and the U-M Transportation Research Institute projects. Transportation applications that demonstrate high commercial potential are granted access to support which includes research funding for proof-of-concept and late-stage translational activities, with consultation and mentoring from industry and investment experts outside the University.

MTRAC Transportation funding focuses on advanced materials, robotics and autonomy, sensors, electric vehicle drivetrain/propulsion, software/controls/data, and advanced manufacturing processes. Projects with limited commercial applications are outside the mission of the program.

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University of Hong Kong is recruiting a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Human Geography

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Human Geography in the Department of Geography, to commence from August 1, 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The Department of Geography, established in 1954, is the first university-level geography department in Hong Kong. The QS World University Ranking rated the department in 2015 the 19th among the world’s top 200 universities in geography and area study subject. The Department offers comprehensive undergraduate, taught-master’s, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in human and physical geography with an interdisciplinary orientation. Its team of 17 full-time teaching staff, 5 post-doctoral fellows and about 30 research students is actively engaged in cutting-edge and topical research. The Department’s scholarly activities are supported by a map library and four modern specialized laboratories. Information about the Department can be obtained at

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Human Geography with specialization in one or more of the following sub-fields: Urban Geography; Economic Geography; Political Geography; and Population Geography. They should also have a strong track record in reputable research grants and publications. Relevant tertiary teaching experience will be desirable. The appointee is expected to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise research students, conduct research in the related fields, and assist in administration.

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