Student Research Program Opportunity

The Illinois Center for Transportation (ICT) invites undergraduate and graduate students interested in transportation engineering to apply for a research program sponsored by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 


ICT invites students to join research program

The Illinois Center for Transportation at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) will sponsor undergraduate and graduate students to work directly with faculty on cutting-edge topics as part of a transportation engineering research program at UIUC.

This opportunity is a great way to get involved with ICT, a research collaboration between IDOT and UIUC.

Reasons to Be Involved with the ICT and IDOT Program at UIUC


Research Program made possible by IDOT and FHWA

  • UIUC has a world-class transportation engineering program.
  • You will gain valuable experience while working with our renowned faculty members whose expertise covers all areas of transportation.
  • ICT research projects provide hands-on learning experiences.
  • You will gain knowledge and foster a working relationship with IDOT.
  • ICT has more than 50 IDOT-sponsored research projects.
  • You will have access to over 67,000 square feet of laboratory space at ICT’s state-of-the-art facilities if you choose to work at the Advanced Transportation Research and Engineering Laboratory (ATREL).
  • We have distance learning opportunities to keep you connected after your internship at ICT.


This research opportunity is available for summer 2015 and academic year 2015–16. Students will work on an ongoing research project and will have the potential to earn up to $5,000 through hourly research work. Please click here to see a list of current projects sponsored by IDOT/FHWA.

The deadline for application to the program is Tuesday, March 31, 2015. To apply, please complete an application profile at and upload in a single PDF file: a résumé; a one-page personal essay describing your interests in transportation and career goals; and unofficial transcripts.