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; or 
  • identity specific means of tackling transport issues. 
Senior fellowships

FIT awards senior fellowships every two years. For 2020-22 the theme is Transport and Climate Change and the senior fellows are Phil Goodwin and John Whitelegg. See our senior fellows page for more information and updates about their project.

Smaller fellowships

Five smaller fellowships, each worth £8,000, are also available every year. These could be used to kick start new campaigns or research projects, or augment ongoing work. These fellowships will be decided on a case-by-case basis at trustee meetings in March, June, September and December.

Our current fellows are Alistair KirkbrideBeate Kubitz and Jonathan Tyler.

As part of its fellowship programme, FIT provides: 

  • help with identifying experienced mentors or directors of projects/studies; 
  • access to other fellows with similar interests;
  • help with publication of results;
  • access to (moderated) web space for publication of progress and conclusions;
  • access to occasional conferences for FIT grantees and fellows; and
  • a logo for fellows to use.

Contact for more information and details about how to apply.