DDETFP: Graduate Fellowships, Grants for Research Fellowships (GRF), Intern Fellowships, Historically Black Colleges and University Fellowships, Hispanic Serving Institutions Fellowships, Tribal College Fellowships, People with Disabilities Fellowships, and FHWA program-related fellowships.
The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
Uses and Use Restrictions
States may use funds not to exceed one half of 1 percent of the amount apportioned to each State under Section 104(b)(3) for the surface transportation program for training their employees or employees of local transportation agencies.
Such expenditures may not exceed 80 percent of the total cost of tuition and direct education expenses (excluding salaries) in connection with the education and training activities.
Courses and study programs may be obtained from universities, other government agencies, the private sector, and/or the National Highway Institute.
NHI Training Program: Employees of State and local transportation agencies.
DDETFP: Some restrictions apply.
Undergraduate (juniors and seniors at Minority Institutes of Higher Education (MIHE)) and graduate students matriculating full-time at a U.S.
university or college in a transportation-related discipline.
GAMTTEP: Local educational agencies and State educational agencies, which may enter into a partnership agreement with institutions of higher education, businesses, or other entities.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP): Students may apply to the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs of the National Highway Institute (NHI) to compete for three award categories; annually for the Eisenhower Graduate, Grants for Research Fellowships, and Eisenhower Intern Fellowships. The remaining Eisenhower Fellowships are competed at participating MIHEs. These include the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges (TCs) and selected applications are forwarded to the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs of the National Highway Institute (NHI) for final selection. A new fellowship category, the People with Disabilities (PWD) Eisenhower Fellowship (PWDEF) is currently competed at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, and the selected application is forwarded to the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs of the National Highway Institute (NHI) for final selection. Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program (GAMTTEP): Vendors may apply through Grants.Gov annually. The application process has not yet been finalized.
Awards are made annually for the academic year for the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program by the Chief, Partnership for Workforce Development and the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs of the National Highway Institute (NHI) for all categories. Awards for the Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program (GAMTTEP) will be made on the basis of competitive review by the Director, National Highway Institute and the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs of the National Highway Institute (NHI).
NHI Training Program: None. DDETFP Graduate Fellowships and Grants for Research Fellowships: annually by mid-February; DDETFP HBCUs, HSIs, TCs, PWDs: annually by April 1st. Grants for Research Fellowships and Eisenhower Intern Fellowships: Open until filled. GAMTTEP: Varies, but usually March.
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, 23 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq., as amended.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
NHI Training Program: None. DDETFP: 3 months (applicants acceptance/rejection period).
NHI Training Program: None. Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program: as applicable.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
DDETFP on-site assignments, 6 to 12 months with extension upon approval from the Program Manager, Universities and Grants Programs of the National Highway Institute (NHI); Masters degree awards, up to 2 years, not to exceed 3 years, in duration; and PhD Awards, up to 3 years-not to exceed 5 years in duration; and Bachelors degree, 1 year.
Post Assistance Requirements
DDETFP: Final output/product required upon completion of fellowship.
Participating agencies must keep records of expenditures/accomplishments as applicable.
Obligations are reported under Federal-aid Highway program totals.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
NHI Training Program: 23 CFR, "Highways." DDETFP: The first guidelines for the DDETFP were issued in August 1992. National guidelines are reissued annually in the program announcement by the National Highway Institute.
Regional or Local Office
State-level (division) offices of the Federal Highway Administration as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Chief, Partnership for Workforce Development, Federal Highway Administration, 4600 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 800, Arlington, Virginia 22203-1553. Telephone: (703) 235-0500. Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program (GAMTTEP): Program Manager, University and Grants Program, National Highway Institute, Federal Highway Administration, 4600 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22203-1553. Telephone: (703) 235-0538.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Courses conducted fill major agency needs as defined by high priority areas, and are presented within time, staff, and budget constraints. DDETFP fellowships are awarded on competition on the basis of demonstrated merit, including pursuit of transportation related careers, academic credentials, academic recommendations, andstudy proposal.