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Invitation to bid for two-year transport and climate change fellowship worth £70k

Transport is the UK’s biggest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, with the large majority coming from road transport. And while UK CO2 emissions have fallen 38% since 1990, in road transport they have continued to grow.

Delivering transport carbon reductions requires immediate, innovative and radical thinking in terms of transport and planning policies, technical interventions and changes in our travel behaviour. Steady progress is no longer enough.

FIT’s flagship fellowship for 2020 will develop the skills and expertise of activists uncovering and developing solutions to this problem. The fellowship could take a variety of approaches, focusing on measures to reduce our dependency on cars (and the associated changes to our ways of life); improving the quality and accessibility of alternatives including public transport, walking and cycling; and designing our towns and cities to make this shift a reality.


The Fellowship will run for two years, offering £35,000 per year and will result in a comprehensive report, deliverable proposals and options for funding for delivery. The report and proposals will be officially launched at an event co-organised with FIT.

FIT will also help identify mentors; provide access to other FIT fellows with similar interests; help with the publication of results; and provide a logo for fellows to use.

Closing date for applications is 18 May 18, 2020, with decision made in June and the fellowship to begin in September 2020.

Who should apply

Applications are welcomed from every career stage, including post-graduates, researchers and professionals.

Candidates should be based in the UK and focus on UK solutions. But the research could explore and bring ideas from overseas.

How to apply

Applicants are invited to contact [email protected] for an initial discussion with trustees before emailing a one-page application outlining the applicant’s background and experience and the project’s aims and outcomes.

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  • M J W - 01/03/2020 19:01

    I hope that you are innundated with applications. This is a great initiative. There is enough shouting in the street - let's get some proposals for action! I have a few frustrations and ideas for my own home city, and might just apply myself.

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