WCTRS Prizes

The Society awards the following prizes at each of its conferences:

  • The Jules Dupuit Prize is awarded to a person whose scientific and professional career has been of distinguished benefit to the transportation community
  • The WCTRS Grand Prize for the best paper in the conference
  • The WCTRS Young Researcher Prize for the best paper in the conference presented by a researcher under the age of 35
  • The WCTRS Best Poster Prize for the best paper in the conference presented by means of a poster
  • The WCTRS Cairo University Prize, for best paper in developing countries
  • The WCTRS Transport Policy Prize for the most influential paper published in the Society’s Journal Transport Policy in the previous three years

Fuller details of each of these prizes, and of recent recipients, is provided in the associated pages.

The Jules Dupuit Prize recipient is nominated by a Nominating Committee appointed by the Steering Committee, and subject to the approval of that Committee.

The Transport Policy Prize recipient is nominated by a committee formed of the editors of Transport Policy and the Society’s Vice-Chair for Publications, and chaired by the Editor in Chief. Its nomination is subject to the approval of the Society’s Steering Committee.

All other prize recipients are nominated by the Prizes Sub-Committee of the Society’s Scientific Committee, which is chaired by the Society’s Vice-Chair for Prizes. Its nominations are subject to the approval of the Society’s Steering Committee.  Its procedures are described in more detail here.

At WCTR14 in Shanghai it was agreed, in addition, to present a non-monetary award for the best paper in each of the eight topic areas which had not received one of the prizes above. These award recipients were also nominated by the Prizes Sub-Committee subject to the approval of the Society’s Steering Committee.