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Send your Expression of Interest for the Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship now!

Expressions of Interest for the Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for research in efficient and sustainable transport are due on December 19th - submit your application to!


The Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship is seeking applicants to innovate for sustainable transport. Lee was a founder of EMBARQ ( and dedicated his professional life to the efficient use of energy in mobility. An astrophysicist and a studied musician, Lee was an iconoclast in the field of energy efficiency. This scholarship celebrates his vision and the bold challenges to conventional wisdom that Lee gave to the field.

The scholarship will award two extraordinary candidates up to US$10,000 each to advance transformative research in efficient and sustainable transport. Winning research proposals will advance the field through iconoclastic contributions to data collection, problem diagnosis through data evaluation, policy analysis stemming through this evaluation and a cross-cutting comparative analysis across disciplines and international boundaries. The scholarship is international in nature, and is open to researchers and students of all national origins and fields.

The first selection phase requires an expression of interest, to be completed by December 19th, 2012. Applicants can learn more about this process here. From this first phase, up to 10 candidates will advance to the next phase, which will consist of a more detailed research proposal required by January (date to be confirmed). Final awardees will be notified in early 2013. If you have any questions, please visit  the Scholarship FAQ page or write to

If you encountered any difficulties submitting applications earlier, the application page has been improved and updated.  Please feel free to submit again.  If you encounter any problems, take a look at the FAQ page or reach out to us at

EMBARQ is a program of the World Resources Institute in Washington, catalyse and help implement sustainable transport solutions to improve quality of life in cities.





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