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Roschlau Graduate Fellowship in Sustainable Urban Mobility Application Deadline

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The Mobility Network is offering a new graduate fellowship in sustainable urban mobility.  The goals of the Roschlau Graduate Fellowship in Sustainable Urban Mobility are to stimulate innovative applied research, to inform public policy and to assist a student in pursuing their field of study.

This award is made possible through a generous donation from Michael W. Roschlau, U of T alumnus and former President & CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Association.

The successful candidate will undertake primary research on their chosen topic from September 2024 to April 2025.


To be eligible to receive this award, you must be registered as a full-time graduate student, at a doctoral or master’s level, at the University of Toronto and must be pursuing research related to sustainable urban mobility in architecture, business, economics, engineering, geography, planning, political science, or related fields.

Your research interests should incorporate innovative concepts and be relevant to current public policy or practice. Potential research themes could include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Public transit expansion and investment
  • Public transit operations
  • Active transportation
  • Integrated urban mobility
  • New technology for sustainable urban mobility
  • Urban development and land use-transport interaction

The holder of the award is required to produce a policy paper and to present their research at a seminar organized by Mobility Network. The support received from the Roschlau Fellowship in Sustainable Urban Mobility must be acknowledged in all presentations and publications.


The award recipient will receive CAD$5,000, paid in two equal instalments, one in September and one in January. The Roschlau Fellowship in Sustainable Urban Mobility may be held in conjunction with any other award.

Length and Residency

The residency of this award is from September 2024 to May 2025.  The holder of this fellowship must be in residence in Toronto to permit full participation in various events and seminars offered by the Mobility Network throughout the academic year.

Application materials

Interested applicants must submit

  1. A maximum 1-page (single spaced, 12-point font) project proposal that includes an outline of the research idea and how it is connected to your program of study/professional experience.
  2. A 300-word personal reflection on why you are the ideal candidate for this award.
  3. A complete and up-to-date resume.

Applications will be accepted until April 30th, 2024.

Please send your complete application package by email to:

Material from your Faculty Supervisor

Please request a 1-2 paragraph letter of recommendation from your faculty supervisor that includes an assessment of both the proposed research and future research promise. Please ask your supervisor to send this recommendation should be sent directly to Mobility Network at

Decisions will be announced in late May 2024.


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