- Planning and Development
- Strategic Research Documents
- Unfunded and Partially Funded Research Needs
- Research Funding Guidebook
- Federal Research Programs
- International Research Programs
- State Departments of Transportation Programs
- Transportation Research Board
- University Transportation Centers
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: What Are the Characteristics of the Research You Would Like to Have Funded?
- Chapter 3: Which Research Program is the Best Fit for Your Research Statement?
- Chapter 4: More About Proposed, Ongoing, and Completed Research
- Chapter 5: General Advice and Summary
- Appendix A: How to Write an Effective Research Statement
- Appendix B: How to Submit Updates to this Guidebook
- Appendix C: Contributors
Stage 1: Research Idea Form
This form can be submitted by anyone and it is due by 3/31 of each year. The purpose of this form is to describe a research idea sufficiently so that a literature search can be conducted. The fields include: Title, Description of idea, Submitter information, and Champion information. All but the last field must be completed upon submittal. If a champion is not identified on the form when submitted, Research staff will attempt to identify a champion. If no champion is identified, the idea goes no further. If a champion is identified, a literature search will be conducted by Research staff. After review of the literature search results, the champion decides if the idea should move forward to Stage 2.