Fellowships

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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 in 2022.

Applications for smaller fellowships, worth £8,000, are currently on hold. A new application process will be available in October 2021.

Fellows we’re funding

Jonathan Tyler

Jonathan Tyler

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.

Alistair Kirkbride

Alistair Kirkbride

Developing the case for the Lake District and Peak District National Park Authorities to take on transport powers.

Ian Sesnan

Ian Sesnan

Researching opportunities to integrate heritage/private railways into national rail networks to enable urgent affordable expansion of local public transport.

Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

Appointed FIT Senior Fellow in 2020, working with Professor John Whitelegg, on the theme of transport and climate change.

John Whitelegg

John Whitelegg

Appointed FIT Senior Fellow in 2020, working with Professor Phil Goodwin, on the theme of transport and climate change.

Beate Kubitz

Beate Kubitz

Beate Kubitz was awarded a fellowship in June 2020 to study how rural and suburban transport could unlock Mobility as a Service (MaaS).