- £70,000 over two years
- Closing date for applications: 18 May 2020
- Decisions made: June 2020
- Fellowship begins: September 2020
Transport is the UK’s biggest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, with the large majority coming from road transport. And while UK CO2 emissions have fallen 38% since 1990, in road transport they have continued to grow.
Delivering transport carbon reductions requires immediate, innovative and radical thinking in terms of transport and planning policies, technical interventions and changes in our travel behaviour. Steady progress is no longer enough.
FIT’s flagship fellowship for 2020 will develop the skills and expertise of activists uncovering and developing solutions to this problem. The fellowship could take a variety of approaches, focusing on measures to reduce our dependency on cars (and the associated changes to our ways of life); improving the quality and accessibility of alternatives including public transport, walking and cycling; and designing our towns and cities to make this shift a reality.
The Fellowship will run for maximum of two years, offering £35,000 per year. This will result in a comprehensive report, deliverable proposals and options for funding for delivery. The report and proposals will be officially launched at an event co-organised with FIT. Fellows will also be required to submit quarterly progress reports to trustees.
FIT will also help identify mentors; provide access to other FIT fellows with similar interests; help with the publication of results; and provide a logo for fellows to use.
Who should apply
FIT’s fellowships are aimed at, and paid to, individuals, not organisations. Applications are welcomed from every career stage, including post-graduates, researchers and professionals.
Candidates should be based in the UK and focus on UK solutions. But the research could explore and bring ideas from overseas.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying, please email Emma Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an initial discussion with trustees.
Suitable applicants will then be asked to submit a two-page application outlining the applicant’s background and experience and the project’s aims and outcomes.