iSEE is announcing a call for concept notes that will lead to the funding of a Research Initiative on Sustainable Low Carbon Transportation. The Research Initiative will be funded at $300K for three years. The goal of this funding by iSEE is to identify and support an innovative Research Initiative with an interdisciplinary team of faculty from across campus that will address the complex societal challenge of designing sustainable and innovative transportation systems. We seek to catalyze interdisciplinary research that aims at advancing knowledge that can provide a holistic approach to developing next-generation transportation systems that sustainably serve the mobility needs of both urban and rural communities. The concept notes are due Feb. 27, 2023, and should be submitted on this website, where you can also find a fuller description and a PDF of the call >>>
This Research Initiative aims to combine research on next-generation solutions for sustainable, low carbon transportation modes with considerations of their potential to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, decrease greenhouse gas and other emissions from transportation; needs for infrastructure, incentives, and barriers for large-scale deployment; and implications for social inequities. Recent developments in transformative technologies (such as those related to electrified, connected, and autonomous vehicles), and emerging mobility service modes and concepts (such as ride sharing, vehicle sharing, crowdsourcing, and UAV-based deliveries, electrified or hydrogen-based mass transit), hold the promise to revolutionize transportation systems as well as their complex interactions with other infrastructures and the human communities. While these technologies and service concepts evolve toward full-scale applications, there exist a range of open questions such as those on infrastructure design and planning, energy sources, multi-modal service integration, their effectiveness in reducing emissions and other environmental impacts, the economic and behavioral incentives to adopt alternative modes of transportation, and the design of cost-effective policies and regulations needed to accelerate this transformation.
Researchers interested in applying are asked to notify Basia Latawiec (email@example.com) of their intentions at the earliest. For questions, please contact iSEE Associate Director for Research Jeremy Guest (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We would appreciate it if you could circulate this information to the relevant faculty in your unit and encourage them to submit. We would be happy to provide additional information.
We would also welcome the opportunity to speak briefly at any of your upcoming faculty meetings and discuss current and future funding opportunities through iSEE as well as introduce ways for faculty to engage with iSEE. Reach out to Director Madhu Khanna (email@example.com) to set up a meeting.