University of California, Riverside

Center for Environmental Research & Technology

National Center for Sustainable Transportation at UC Riverside


The National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST) is one of five national centers funded by the US Department of Transportation’s Office of the Secretary for Research and Technology under the University Transportation Centers (UTC) program. NCST brings together six innovative universities with the goal to move the US towards a more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable transportation system.

2018-19 Fellowship Application Period is CLOSED

NCST and CE-CERT are proud to offer these two opportunities to support graduate students engaged in transportation-related research. These awards are open to any student that meets the eligibility criteria for the individual award. For a list of last year's winners, click here.

The deadline to apply for all awards is Friday, May 11, 2017 at 11:59pm  Announcement of recipients is expected to take place by June 8, 2018.

To apply, download the application cover sheet to your PC and complete it as directed. Submit your application by email to Alta Vasquez at All application materials must be in PDF format. Application cover sheets are fillable PDF forms that must be downloaded prior to completion; this website does not support fillable PDF forms.

Award Name

Eligible Degree


US Citizenship?

Application Information and Instructions
NCST Graduate Fellowship Award Graduate Up to $20,000* Required; permanent residency is also acceptable

Application Information
Application Cover Sheet

NCST Graduate Dissertation Award Graduate Up to $20,000* Not required**

Application Information
Application Cover Sheet

*Projected award amount is between $15,000 and $20,000
** Awardees that do not have US citizenship or permanent residency will receive the award through employment as a graduate student researcher.

Please contact Alta Vasquez at or at (951) 781-2432 with any questions about these awards or the application process.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Center Information

Center for Environmental Research & Technology
1084 Columbia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507
Directions to CERT

Tel: (951) 781-5791
Fax: (951) 781-5790

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