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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Get answers to the questions most commonly asked about DDETFP fellowships.
The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) awards fellowships to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines. This program advances the transportation workforce by attracting the brightest minds to the field through education, research, and workforce development. The DDETFP encompasses all modes of transportation.
DDETFP was established by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) in 1991, reauthorized in 1998 by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), and reauthorized in 2005 by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) which has expired on September 30, 2009. The current legislation governing the program is found in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) transportation legislation, Section 52004 (I)(1) (Public Law 112-141. Authority is also found in 23USC504(C) (2) and 23 USC 502 (b) (3)).
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Eisenhower Graduate (GRAD) Fellowships enable students to pursue master's degrees or doctorates in transportation-related fields at the university of their choice.
Eisenhower Grants for Research Fellowships (GRF) acquaints undergraduate and graduate students with transportation research, development, and technology transfer activities at U.S. Department of Transportation facilities.
Eisenhower Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fellowships provide HBCU students with additional opportunities to pursue transportation-related education preparing them to enter careers in transportation. HBCU Fellowships also serve as a feeder for other Eisenhower fellowships.
Eisenhower Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Fellowships provide HSI students with additional opportunities to pursue transportation-related education preparing them to enter careers in transportation. HSI Fellowships also serve as a feeder for other Eisenhower fellowships.
Eisenhower Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) Fellowships provide TCU students with additional opportunities to pursue transportation-related education preparing them to enter careers in transportation. TCU Fellowships also serve as a feeder for other Eisenhower fellowships.
Eisenhower People with Disabilities (PWD) Fellowships provide additional opportunities for people with disabilities to pursue education that prepares them to enter careers in transportation. The PWD Fellowships also serves as a feeder program for other Eisenhower fellowships.
Eisenhower Intern Fellowship (EIF) provides students with opportunities to perform a wide range of significant transportation-related activities at public and private-sector transportation organizations.
Eisenhower Community College Fellowship (CC) provides students at community colleges with opportunities to enter careers in transportation. This fellowship serves as a feeder for other Eisenhower fellowships.
Transportation-related Academic Disciplines*
*Other transportation-related disciplines may be approved by the U&GP program manager on a case-by-case basis.
Applications cannot be completed online. Please download a copy and submit to the appropriate organization. If the application does not appear below, it is not yet available for download. Please check back at a later date.
Application Cycles and Contacts
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Eisenhower Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fellowships -
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Eisenhower Tribal Colleges & Universities (TCU) Fellowships -
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1) Q: How many fellowships are awarded each year?
2) Q: How is the Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship funded?
3) Q: Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to apply?
4) Q: Since the application is online and it would be more convenient, can it be completed online?
5) Q: Should I submit an original and one copy of the application?
6) Q: Is it required that reference letters be sent in a signed, sealed envelope?
7) Q: How many letters of recommendation do I need?
8) Q: What is the level of funding for an Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship?
9) Q: Does my application have to be postmarked by the due date or received by the due date?
10) Q: What happens after I submit my application?
11) Q: I applied to multiple schools and don’t know where I will attend in the Fall?
12) Q: What if my letter of reference is coming from a foreign country or my professor is on sabbatical?
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