U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $41,500 in federal funding for the Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP). This federal funding was allocated through the Federal Highway Administration’s Technology Partnership Program and will be used to provide financial support for students pursuing masters and doctoral degrees in transportation-related disciplines at New York University.
“The transportation industry is critical in New York. In order to retain top talent in this field, we need funding like this to remove barriers to entry and encourage transportation professionals to pursue advanced degrees,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding will help cover costs for students at New York University so they can more confidently pursue a master or doctoral degree in transportation. This is an investment in our future – supporting budding careers will only strengthen the growing community of transportation professionals in New York overtime.”
The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) awards fellowships to students pursuing degrees in transportation-related disciplines. This program advances the transportation workforce by helping to attract the nation’s brightest minds to the field of transportation, encouraging future transportation professionals to seek advanced degrees, and helping to retain top talent in the U.S. transportation industry.