The Schipper Family and EMBARQ, the sustainable urban mobility initiative of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, incooperation with leading scholars and policy makers, spearheaded the creation of a Scholarship in memory of Leon J. Schipper (“Lee” or “Mr. Meter”).
The “Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport” supports 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, inspired and shaped the thinking of a generation of students andprofessionals and was widely recognized for enriching policy dialogue with his passion for data and challenging conventional wisdom.
About the Scholarship
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. The Scholarship will be international in nature with no geographical restrictions (developed vs. developing countries). This approach is consistent with Lee Schipper’s work, which spanned broadly geographically and across sectors.
The 2018 application period was extended to 15 February 2018. You can apply here.
Up to two winning research proposals will be chosen and funded with grants up to USD $10,000. Awardees will be notified in early May, 2018.
Winners will present their research and results at Transforming Transportation in January 2019.
For more information, please see the official website.