Matthew J. Huber Award Requirements

The Matthew J. Huber Award for Excellence in Transportation Research and Education is given to University of Minnesota graduate students demonstrating outstanding academic achievement in engineering, science, and technology fields. Up to two students are honored each year (one master's and one doctoral candidate).

The award is named in honor of the late Professor Emeritus Matthew J. Huber in recognition of his long and valuable contribution to the teaching and study of transportation.

The $1,000 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 $1,000 award, recipients also receive a plaque that is presented during the luncheon.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online by Friday, November 17, 2017. When you complete the online application, you will be asked to attach the following materials:

  1. A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, including any presentations accepted at a national or internationally recognized conference and/or articles published in a transportation-related journal, and your transportation-related work experience, coursework, or involvement in student or professional organizations.
  2. Written recommendation from a University faculty member confirming the applicant’s good academic standing and explaining why the applicant should receive an award.
  3. Copy of an executive summary or abstract from a paper that you have written (please do not submit full papers).

CTS will notify award recipients by no later than December 21, 2017.


Please contact Claire Johnson, CTS program coordinator, at