Young Researcher of the Year Award

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Transport Research Prize of International Transport Forum at the OECD

A prize of 5000 Euros and an invitation to the annual summit of Transport Ministers, awaits the winner of the 2011 Young Researcher of the Year Award for the best paper analysing how transport can generate more benefits for society.

The Young Researcher of the Year Award aims to encourage and reward creative reflection and analysis by young academics under 35 years of age who are investigating the major contribution of transport to the well-being of our societies and their proper functioning.

The Award is being offered by the International Transport Forum at the OECD, an intergovernmental organisation that acts as a think tank for the transport sector and organises an annual meeting of Transport Ministers from its 52 member countries and beyond. The theme of the 2011 summit, to be held on 25-27 May in Leipzig (Germany), is “Transport for Society”.

Submitted papers will be examined by an international panel of experts from the transport and transport economics research sectors under the aegis of the International Transport Forum. The winner will be honoured at an official award ceremony, attended by Ministers of Transport, on 26 May 2011 in Leipzig. Additional merit awards may also be presented.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, 25 February 2011.

More information, including the application form, visit the International Transport Forum website at, or contact Michel Violland (

The International Transport Forum is a strategic think tank for the transport sector. Each year, it brings together Ministers from over 50 countries, along with leading decision-makers and actors from the private sector, civil society and research, to address transport issues of strategic importance. An intergovernmental organisation linked to the OECD, the Forum's goal is to help shape the transport policy agenda, and ensure that it contributes to economic growth, environmental protection, social inclusion and the preservation of human life and wellbeing. The 2011 International Transport Forum, to be held on 25-27 May in Leipzig, Germany, will focus on Transport for Society.