Apply for funding from FIT
Update – FIT is currently not receiving new applications of interest in fellowships
FIT offers fellowships to develop the skills and experience of remarkable transport activists and researchers who are contributing to the development of integrated, affordable and sustainable transport solutions in the UK.
The fellowships suit a range of people from young, qualified beginners, including post-graduates and graduates with a hunger for new approaches as well as experienced experts. But the focus of the must be on radical, transformative ideas.
Fellows might, for example, be working to:
- Explore a specific transport problem
- Identify or trial a practical solution
- Bring good practices from overseas and apply them in the UK
- Pursue new angles on general transport issues
- Identity specific means of tackling transport issues
Senior fellowships are awarded every two years. The next round of applications will be announced in 2023.
Applications for smaller fellowships, worth £8,000, are currently on hold. A new application process will be available in early 2023.
Fellows we’re funding
Benchmarking the Sustainability of Urban Transport in UK Cities Within a Global Framework: Problems, Prospects, Policy Implications and a Call to Action.
Do bus users, pedestrians and cyclists get a raw deal from the media?
Seeking to answer the question “What would happen if residential streets had no cars?”, this study will explore the full range of benefits and co-benefits associated with a reduction in the reliance on vehicles in urban neighbourhoods.
Exposing the flaws in carbon assessment and transport modelling for road schemes.
Developing a methodology to identify potential Mobility Hub locations in the South West region of England, using geographical modelling techniques and a wide range of datasets.
Conducting an analysis of the discourse that has emerged in response to trial Low-Traffic Neighbourhoods in collaboration with FIT senior fellow Professor Phil Goodwin.
Studying the potential for Britain to adopt Switzerland’s timetable practices. This system rests on the philosophy of securing a basic level of provision of public transport for all but the smallest of settlements.
Developing the case for the Lake District and Peak District National Park Authorities to take on transport powers.
Researching opportunities to integrate heritage/private railways into national rail networks to enable urgent affordable expansion of local public transport.
Appointed FIT Senior Fellow in 2020, working with Professor John Whitelegg, on the theme of transport and climate change.
Appointed FIT Senior Fellow in 2020, working with Professor Phil Goodwin, on the theme of transport and climate change.
Beate Kubitz was awarded a fellowship in June 2020 to study how rural and suburban transport could unlock Mobility as a Service (MaaS).