UMTRI Student Poster Competition – Our Transportation Future: Energy, Mobility, Safety

All U-M students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to participate in the poster session at the symposium. Posters may focus on any topic relevant to energy, mobility, and safety.

Apply by September 13 at


ATLAS Center Symposium – Call for Poster Abstracts

Meeting the Challenges of Safe Transportation in an Aging Society

September 14-15, 2016 

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 

Student Poster Session Competition 

All students and postdoctoral fellows (from any university) are invited to participate in the poster session at the symposium. We welcome students 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.

Posters may focus on any topics relevant to safe transportation and aging. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
  • Infrastructure & Engineering Countermeasures
  • Health Issues
  • Training & Driver Assessment
  • Policy & Licensing
  • Aging & Transportation Issues

To qualify for awards, student must be present at a designated time. Posters will be evaluated by a panel of distinguished judges. Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the event.

Abstracts Due: September 1, 2016 

Returning Students Extension: September 8, 2016 

Notification of Acceptance: September 8-10, 2016 

Submit to: 

Any Questions? Email Beth Jakubowski at bethlj at


2015 UMTRI Research Excellence Paper Awards Competition

Faculty, staff and student members of the UM Transportation Research Institute are encouraged to submit any journal article published in 2015 to the Research Excellence Paper Awards Competition. Submissions are due on 5/13 as an e-mailed PDF of the journal article to

Each paper submitted will be scored by three randomly selected (non-author) UMTRI faculty members based on its originality, impact, quality, and relevance to UMTRI’s mission.  The five papers with the highest scores will receive research excellence awards and an opportunity to present in UMTRI’s annual research symposium in the fall.

from Jonathan Rupp, Chair, UMTRI Faculty Development Committee


Center for Mobilities Research Visiting Fellowship Scheme

Lancaster University invites applications to the annual CeMoRe visiting fellowships scheme. Applications encouraged from scholars and artists whose research interests resonate with those of CeMoRe. Special interest in receiving applications from individuals whose work connects to the topic of utopias, dystopias and mobilities. For more information see the Mobile Utopia Project website.

The fellowship must be taken-up between October 2016 and June 2017. The fellow will be awarded a maximum of £2,000 which may be used to cover expenses such as travel, accommodation in Lancaster and expenses associated with research activity during the Fellowship. Please provide an indicative budget in your application detailing the amount of funding you would like to request and how you intend to spend the award.

Fellows will be expected to spend a minimum of 1 calendar month in residence at CeMoRe (this may be split into two shorter visits). You will be expected to collaborate with members of CeMoRE to organise a workshop on the topic of your research, and you will be asked to write a blog about your time at Lancaster.

To apply for the fellowship, please submit a CV with a 1 page covering letter detailing: (1) how your research connects to CeMoRe; (2) what you plan to do during your time in Lancaster; (3) how you might build long term connections to the Centre via the fellowship.

Deadline for applications is 29th July 2016 and successful applicants will be informed by the end of August.

All applications should be submitted to Pennie Drinkall

Queries may be directed to Prof. James Faulconbridge (CeMoRe Director of Research) – email


IIHS Urban Fellows Programme invites applicants

The UFP is a fully-funded, nine-month, full-time, inter-disciplinary programme for recent graduates and young professionals from varied educational backgrounds or practice domains. Through the UFP, Fellows will:

  • Gain cutting-edge knowledge and perspectives in core urban sectors
  • Gain professional skills to enable rapid career development across private, public and community-based organisations
  • Engage with global, national and local thought leaders, entrepreneurs and change makers from diverse fields of urban practice
  • Network with national and international urban practitioners and experts
  • Access experiential learning that is linked to professional practice and is tailored to the aspirations of young professionals
  • Learn from a diverse and experienced faculty who bring together theory and practice
  • Develop a comparative perspective on urban development across cities in India
  • Apply new learning immediately within the course and through an internship

For more information, see


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.

For more information, see