The purpose of the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Local Competition is to stimulate interest among students attending an Institution of Higher Education (IHE) that is a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) or community college to:
conduct transportation-related research,
pursue transportation-related degrees, enter the transportation workforce, and enhance the breadth, scope and diversity of knowledge of the entire transportation community in the United States.
The DDETFP Local Competition provides funding for students to pursue associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in transportation-related disciplines in all modes of transportation.
The MSIs and community colleges are encouraged to apply to administer the DDETFP Local Competition at their IHE.
The IHE must be accredited by a federally-recognized accrediting agency and must be located within the United States or its territories.