CTRF Awards Program

For all competitions, CTRF encourages students to apply and submit work in either English or French.
Le GRTC encourage les étudiants à postuler et soumettre un projet de recherche soit en français ou en Anglais.

Scholarships for Graduate Study in Transportation
Bourses en transport pour étudiants diplômés

2019-2020 Graduate Scholarship Competition /Bourses en transport pour etudiants diplomes
Deadline for Submission: January 31, 2019
Date limite de soumission : 31 janvier 2019

Scholarship Donors Include:




Student Paper Competition
Concours pour étudiants

2018-2019 Student Paper Competition / 2018-2019 Concours pour étudiants
Deadline for Submission: May 31, 2019
Date limite de soumission : 31 mai 2019

The CTRF Student Paper Competition is an annual event to award prizes for student papers dealing with transportation. Papers are written by the student applicant only. Prizes are awarded for the best papers at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.  The best papers in each category may be published in the CTRF Proceedings.

Ce concours du Groupe de recherches sur les transports au Canada (GRTC) est un événement annuel accordant des prix à des étudiant(e)s pour des articles de recherche traitant de transport. La matière dont traite l’article doit être directement lié à une pratique ou une politique de transport spécifique. Les textes doivent être écrits par les étudiant candidats seuls. Les prix sont décernés aux meilleurs textes des niveaux de licence, maîtrise et doctorat.

Les meilleurs textes de chaque catégorie pourraient être publiés dans le recueil des Actes du GRTC.

Prizes may be awarded in each of the following categories.

  • Undergraduate – Past Presidents Award
  • Master’s – Albert Stevens Award
  • Doctoral – Jim Davey Award

About Jim Davey

Jim Davey was the Programme Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office during Trudeau’s first Government (1968-1972). In late 1974, he was appointed Senior Advisor to the Minister of Transport (Jean Marchand). Within a month of his appointment, he assembled a number of people who formed a policy review task force with a mandate to conduct a wide-ranging review of transportation policy in Canada and report back in 1975. He was subsequently appointed Senior ADM at Transport Canada, reporting directly to the Minister. The report was completed in the spring of 1975. Before he had a chance to fully establish a new group at Transport Canada, he died on August 17, 1975 from injuries sustained from falling off a ladder at his home.

In 1976, CTRF accepted the responsibility of awarding the Jim Davey Award for the best Doctoral paper. The fund was established by friends and colleagues of the late Jim Davey.