John S. Adams Award Requirements

The John S. Adams Award for Excellence in Transportation Research and Education is given to University of Minnesota graduate students demonstrating outstanding academic achievement in policy and planning fields. Up to two students will be honored each year (one master’s and one doctoral candidate). The award is named in honor of Professor Emeritus John S. Adams, a significant contributor to transportation-related research, education, and outreach activities and a long-time supporter of CTS.

The $1000 award is made based upon demonstration of the student's work in transportation research, writing, and other educational activities relating to transportation. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have had their work accepted for presentation at a nationally recognized conference or published in a transportation journal. Other demonstrated involvement in transportation, such as related work experience, transportation coursework completed, and involvement in professional transportation organizations, will also be considered. The award is also based upon the recommendation of a University faculty member.

The awards are presented at the Center's Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon in February. In addition to the $1000 award, recipients also receive a plaque that is presented during the luncheon.