Professor Piet Rietveld Award

This dissertation award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the area of transport research (broadly defined) that was publicly defended and accepted for eligibility for a Ph.D. degree at a Benelux institution. An international jury evaluates all dissertations submitted after the publication of a call. Important criteria are: level of innovation and analysis, scope, scientific attitude, and presentation. The Award entails a certificate, a three-year membership of BIVEC-GIBET, and 2500 EUR.

Call for submissions 2023

Dissertations that treat a topic in transportation research and have been publicly defended between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2022, and accepted for eligibility for a Ph.D. degree at a Benelux institution can be submitted for the 2023 edition of the prize.

To be eligible: a pdf file of the PhD accompanied with a maximum 5-page summary of the PhD research, and a brief CV of the applicant need to be emailed to and before December 31, 2022.

The jury will be chaired by professor Erik Verhoef, VU Amsterdam. Announcement of the winner and presentation of the award will take place at the next BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days.