The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), a program of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, offers $12,000 Graduate Research Awards that include mentoring by national experts assigned by the ACRP, facilitation of access to ACRP resources, an expense-paid research presentation at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting in Washington, DC and publication in the Transportation Research Record.ACRP logo Students must be supervised by a faculty member and be attending an accredited higher education institution in the U.S. or Canada. U.S. and Canadian citizens and permanent residents are eligible as are students who have an active student visa throughout the award period.

The application is made online with components including a research proposal, faculty advisor commitment, résumé, transcripts, writing sample and other elements. Applications are due on Friday, May 15, 2020. Ten awards are anticipated for the 2020–2021 academic year.

For more information, visit The program is managed for the Airport Cooperative Research Program by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium based in Hampton, VA.