2019 International Transport Forum Young Researcher of the Year Award
Deadline: February 1, 2019.
The International Transport Forum at the OECD organises an Annual Summit for
Transport Ministers from around the world to meet with researchers, industry leaders
and representatives of civil society and examine strategic policy issues facing the
Continuing a long tradition of research on transport issues to inform the policy-making
process, the International Transport Forum’s Research Centre provides high-level
research input to the Annual Summit. To encourage and reward creative reflection and
analysis from young researchers, the International Transport Forum will once again
present its “Young Researcher of the Year Award” at the 2019 Summit to be held in
Leipzig, Germany (22-24 May).
The principal aim of the International Transport Forum’s Young Researcher of the Year
Award is to highlight the importance of transport research for sound transport policy
formulation and implementation, and to foster closer links between transport policy
and research. For 2019, the theme of the Summit is “Transport Connectivity for
1. The Young Researcher of the Year Award is open to researchers under 35 years of age at the time of closing of applications who have undertaken the research presented in the submitted paper in an institution, university or consultancy firm located in a
member country1 of the International Transport Forum.
2. The researcher must be the main author of the paper.
3. The research paper may analyse any aspect related to transport connectivity for
regional integration, such as, but not limited to, transport network connectivity,
multimodal connectivity, the development of transport corridors, their impact on the
economy or society, or the required instutional or regulatory frameworks to achieve
improved connectivity and integration.
4. The work can be quantitative or qualitative and come from any of the academic fields linked to transport.
5. The winning paper will propose advances from the current state of knowledge in the domain and be methodologically rigorous.
6. Papers should not exceed 25 pages (single spacing), excluding references and
annexes and should be written in English or French. Papers published in 2018 or 2019,as well as unpublished papers, are welcome.
A prize of EUR 5 000 will be awarded. The award winner will be invited to receive the
award at the official award ceremony which will be held during the 2019 Summit (22-
24 May) in Leipzig, Germany. Honorary merit awards may also be presented.
Candidates for the award must complete the online application form, including a
brief summary of the paper in English (maximum 200 words), even if the paper is in
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