The Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship is now 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 comparative analysis across disciplines and international boundaries. The scholarship is international in nature, and is thus 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 ten candidates will advance to the next phase and will be notified in early January at which point a more detailed research proposal will be required. Final awardees will be notified in early 2013.