Untitled 2



2011 DDET Fellowship Program Information

2011 DDET Fellowship Application

The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program administered by the Center is funded by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). The DDE Transportation Fellowship Program is designed to:

  • Attract the nation’s brightest minds to the field of transportation
  • Enhance the careers of transportation professionals by encouraging them to seek advanced degrees
  • Retain top talent in the transportation community

2010-2011 DDETF Recipients

Yesenia Cruz, Doctorate D. Student
Civil Engineering and Surveying Department

Pedro Pérez, Undergraduate Student
Economics Department

Mireya Quiñones, Undergraduate Student
Civil Engineering and Surveying Department

Richard Valencia, Master D. Student
Mathematical Sciences Department


Previous DDETF Recipients and Research Projects

Academic Year


Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the DDE Transportation Fellowship Award must be United States citizens. Applicants must be full-time students enrolled at the senior (BS), or graduate (MS and PhD) levels in an engineering or engineering-related program, e.g., urban planning, engineering management, construction, among other disciplines. Awards are for one academic year, and could include the following monthly stipends, depending on the availability of funds:

  • A maximum of $1,200 for Undergraduate level
  • A maximum of $1,400 for Masters level
  • A maximum of $1,600 for Doctorate level

In addition to stipends, fellowship recipients could receive funds for tuition and related fees, allowances for books/materials, and travel to Transportation Research Board (TRB) conferences. Fellowship recipients are not allowed to be employed full-time.

Criteria for Evaluation

Eisenhower Fellowship recipients will be selected on the basis of merit according to the following set of criteria:

  1. Academic Performance (GPA)
  2. Transportation Work Experience
  3. Application Essay
  4. Letters of Recommendation
  5. Plan of Study
  6. Career Goals

Click here for the program brochure

Click here for the DDE Transportation Fellowship FHWA Website

For more information contact Grisel Villarrubia at 787-832-4040 Ext 3393 and 3403 or 787-834-6385