RFP Summary provided by the agency
The purpose of a UTC is to:
• Advance transportation expertise and technology in the many disciplines that comprise transportation through research, education and workforce development, and technology transfer.
• Provide a critical transportation knowledge base outside the Department; and
• Address vital workforce needs and educate the next generation of transportation leaders.
What is the mission and focus of the program: research, social, economic or others?
How do you submit to this opportunity?
This Notice of Funding Opportunity requires that each applicant submit a Letter of Intent which must be received by 5:00PM EDT, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018;
The Letter of Intent must identify the following:
The research focus area, Congestion Relief or Improving the Durability and Extending the Life of Transportation Infrastructure (see Section A.1: Introduction above), that will be the primary focus of the proposed Center.
Letters of Intent are required so that DOT review panels, comprised of relevant subject matter experts, may be organized in advance of receipt of final proposals.
If you intend to submit more than one application, you must submit a separate Letter of Intent (and a separate application) for each grant. An institution applying for more than one grant is not allowed to submit preferences as to which grant it would prefer to receive; DOT will make the selections.
If you are eligible to receive an award under this Notice of Funding Opportunity, your (nonprofit institution of higher education’s) authorized representative must submit the application through Grants.gov.
Who are the target applicants: cities, universities, companies, small business, nonprofits, or others?
Only U.S. non-profit institutions of higher education as defined under 20 U.S.C. § 1001(a) are eligible to apply. Non-profit institutions of higher education may include qualifying two-year institutions that meet the requirements of 20 U.S.C. § 1001(a). Applications submitted by or including an entity other than a U.S. non-profit institution of higher education will not be considered for selection.
Example project(s) summaries from past RFPs:
https://www.transportation.gov/utc/2016-utc-grantees; Grant Award, per UTC: $5,638,000. National University Transportation Center For Improving Mobility. Research Priority: Improving Mobility of People and Goods. UTC Partners – Lead University: Carnegie Mellon University. Consortium Members: Community College of Allegheny County, University of Pennsylvania, Ohio State University. Project Site: http://mobility21.cmu.edu/
(ii) Example project(s) summaries from past RFPs:
https://www.transportation.gov/utc/2016-utc-grantees; Grant Award, per UTC: $5,638,000. Safety Through Disruption (Safe-D) National UTC. Research Priority: Promoting Safety. UTC Partners – Lead University: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Consortium Members: San Diego State University
Texas A&M University. Project Site: http://www.vtti.vt.edu/utc/safe-d/
(iii) Example project(s) summaries from past RFPs:
https://www.transportation.gov/utc/2016-utc-grantees; Grant Award, per UTC: $5,638,000. Center for Integrated Asset Management for Multi-Modal Transportation Infrastructure Systems. Research Priority: Improving the Durability and Extending the Life of Transportation Infrastructure. UTC Partners – Pennsylvania State University. Consortium Members: George Mason University,
Lehigh University, Morgan State University, University of Delaware, Virginia Tech, West Virginia University. Project Site: http://r3utc.psu.edu/