The Urban Transportation Center (UTC), a research unit in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA) has received funding to develop a railroad freight-planning program. There are three components to the program:
- Research in areas of rail freight, such as grade crossing safety, infrastructure needs, efficiency measures and the impact of freight congestion;
- Workshops, Symposia and Visiting Scholar Lectures; and
- A CN Fellowship program that will fund an outstanding student with rail freight planning interests.
The CN Fellowship is for Master's degree candidates in Urban Planning and Policy with an interest in freight planning for a minimum of one year (with possibility of renewal). The recipient will receive a $14,000 stipend over 9 months paid by the Urban Transportation Center plus a tuition and fee waiver.
Applicants should submit all materials required for admission to the MUPP program (see this page for more information on the MUPP application process), plus the following:
- GRE scores
- One page statement of interest and career goals
- A research paper (preferably on a freight-related topic)
Recipient of the CN Fellowship will be required to submit a thesis (rather than Master's Project) for completion of the MUPP degree, on an approved freight-related topic.
Students interested in being considered for the CN Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year should submit the materials specified above postmarked by March 1 to:
UPP Office of Admissions (MC 348)
University of Illinois at Chicago
412 S. Peoria Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607-7064
DO NOT send these materials to the UIC Graduate College or to the UIC Office of Admissions and Records.
For more information, please contact the Department of Urban Planning and Policy at firstname.lastname@example.org