Ted Huxtable Research Grant

AITPM is proud to announce this inaugural research grant in the name of Ted Huxtable.

Ted Huxtable was AITPM’s first life member who passed away in 2014 at the age of 88. Ted was also NRMA’s first traffic engineer who was pivotal in guiding the organisation’s policies in traffic engineering, transport planning and road safety. Ted was a devoted AITPM member and he bequeathed $10,000 to the Institute on his passing.

The Grant
The purpose of the Ted Huxtable Research Grant is to foster research or investigations into emerging areas of interest to the traffic and transport industry. The desired outcome of these investigations will represent leading edge efficiency, safety and/or sustainability and have clear and direct benefits to the Australian transport system and its users. The research may be conducted in Australia or overseas.

The research work will be presented by the successful applicant(s) at the AITPM national conference in Adelaide in 2019.

AITPM will make available a total of up $10,000 in grants to be awarded to one or more successful applicants.

Eligibility
An application may be received from an individual AITPM member or a team of members. Applicants may collaborate with employers and/or industry partners and seek additional financial or in-kind sponsorship or support to leverage the grant. Applicants shall have at least one year of relevant practical experience in the transport industry, shall have at least 2 years’ membership with AITPM and commit to remain a member for 1 year following the completion of the assignment.

Applications
Applications must state the aim of the research investigations and clearly state the desired/expected outcome and be delivered to the National Administration Officer (aitpm@aitpm.com) by 31 May 2018.

Members considering applying should advise the National Administration Officer as soon as practical so that appropriate guidance can be provided in preparing the formal application.

The applications should state:

  • Name, address and contact details of the applicant(s)
  • Current state of employment and employer
  • Names of associated partners
  • Statement of research objectives and expected outcomes
  • Location(s) where research will be undertaken
  • Why this work is important and how it can benefit Australia
  • A detailed methodology and work plan
  • How it is proposed to collaborate with employers and partners
  • A schedule showing key milestones and completion date
  • Estimate of costs and expenses and level of financial support provided by the applicant/partners together with an indicative cash flow
  • Contact details if working overseas.
  • Applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposals with AITPM prior to preparing a submission.

Assessment of applications
Applications will be assessed by a sub-committee nominated by AIPTM national council. Applicants may be required to provide additional information if requested or attend an interview. The decision of national council will be final.

Administration of the grant
The proposed research should be completed within 6 months of award unless a longer period is negotiated with AITPM at the outset. Progress reports shall be submitted on a fortnightly basis together with any relevant documents. The grant will be made available in increments commensurate with the cash flow forecasts provided with the application.  Evidence of expenses incurred shall be provided in support of claims.