GAANN-GOSTARS: Graduate Opportunities in Safe Transportation and Resilient Systems (GOSTARS)

Fully funded PhD Fellowships for US Citizens and Permanent Residents in Civil Engineering with focus in Transportation, and Engineering Education

The Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Experiential Engineering Education at Rowan University and Center for Research and Education in Advanced Transportation Engineering Systems (CREATES) are excited to announce a fully funded doctoral program for US Citizens and Permanent Citizens. Each GOSTARS Fellow will work on one of a broad range of three-year research projects related to Transportation and Engineering Education.

The objectives of our GOSTARS program are to:

  • Recruit thirteen outstanding graduate fellows.

  • Produce fellows capable of facilitating a wide range of infrastructure projects through the provision of transformative innovative research experiences.

  • Increase the number of women, underrepresented minorities (URM), and historically underserved groups (LGBTQ, differently-abled, and low SES-Socio Economic Status).

  • Develop fellows' capabilities as instructors through a teaching community of practice and supervised teaching experiences.

  • Develop fellows' professional identities to prepare them for diverse career opportunities in academia, industry, and government.

  • Disseminate research and lessons learned from the GOSTARS program via professional organizations and online and in-person workshops.

  • Create fellows that recognize gender and racial systemic biases, ethical dilemmas, and issues of inclusivity and advocate for change where appropriate.

  • Prepare fellows to be outstanding mentors through guided mentorship and provision of mentoring opportunities.

If you have any questions, please email gostars@rowan.edu. Visit our Website.



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