Eisenhower Graduate Fellowships

These fellowships enable students to pursue master's degrees or doctorates in transportation-related fields at the university of their choice.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Transportation


Approximately 150 to 200 Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships are awarded each year. To date, approximately 2,000 Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships have been awarded. U&GP administers the intermodal Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program on behalf of the Secretary of Transportation. A grant agreement is developed by U&GP (on behalf of USDOT) to fund the recipient's education at the university in a transportation-related discipline. All Federal funds are awarded competitively and none are awarded directly to the recipient.


Applicants applying for the Eisenhower Graduate Fellowships must possess an earned baccalaureate degree or be a confirmed graduating senior; be enrolled in an accredited U.S. institution of higher education; be pursuing a degree in a full-time program in a transportation-related discipline; have at least one full academic year remaining in program of study; conduct ongoing research in one or more transportation-related disciplines; and be planning to enter the transportation profession after completing their higher-level education. Non-U.S. citizens must attach a copy of their I-20 or I-551 ID issued by the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS).  Federal employees are ineligible to apply for the Eisenhower Fellowship Program.

How to Apply
Applications cannot be completed online. Please download a copy at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/opd/universitygrants.htm#FellowshipsFAQs  and submit to the appropriate organization.